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Pat Kelly (comedian)

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Pat Kelly Canadian comedian and former children's television personality. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Career[edit]

Drafted in the third round of 1973 amateur draft, his career in the majors consisted of three games. Kelly made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on May 28, 1980, and played his final game six days later. In seven at-bats, he had two hits, for a .286 batting average, with no home runs or RBIs. Kelly batted and threw right-handed.

On July 3, 2007, Kelly replaced Bucky Dent as the Cincinnati Reds bench coach on an interim basis.[1]

On June 5, 2008, Kelly's son Casey was the 30th selection of the first round, by the Boston Red Sox in the MLB's First Year Player Draft. Pat's older son, Chris, is currently in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system.

On January 6, 2014, Kelly replaced Ken Griffey Sr. as the manager of the Reds' Single High-Class A California League affiliate in Bakersfield, California. Kelly had managed the Reds' Rookie League team in Billings, Montana in 2013.

On December 1, 2014, Kelly was announced as the new manager of the Reds' Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.[citation needed] On April 18, 2018, Kelly once again became the interim bench coach for the Reds.[2]

  1. Sheldon, Mark (3 July 2007). "Kelly replaces Dent as Reds coach". MLB.com.
  2. https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/last-place-reds-fire-manager-bryan-price-name-jim-riggleman-interim/

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