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Michael “King” Kelly | County Roscommon

Full Name: Michael Joseph Kelly

Born: December 31, 1857 in Troy, NY

Irish Roots: Roscommon

Family Name: Kelly

Surname Origins: In many cases Kelly is an Anglicisation of the Irish surname Ó Ceallaigh (IPA [oːˈcal̪ˠiː]), which means “descendant of Ceallach”, but it can also mean warrior or fighter.

Accomplishments:

  • Lifetime .307 batting average

Honors:

  •  National Baseball Hall of Fame (1945)

Biography

King Kelly’s parents, Michael and Catherine, were born in Roscommon!