Date and Place of Birth: August 26, 1924 Tucson, Arizona
April 13, 1962
Baseball Experience: Major League
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Alexander R “Alex”
Kellner was born on August 26, 1924 in
1942, he pitched for
left the Callaghan to return to the
|USS Callaghan (DD-792)|
Discharged on May 4, 1946, Kellner was told to report to the
In 1949, Kellner enjoyed a career-year winning 20 games for the Athletics and getting selected to the American League All-Star team. But in 1950 his fortunes were reversed as he lost 20 games for the last-placed Athletics.
Kellner remained with the Athletics until June 1958, when he joined the Cincinnati Reds – the club he originally signed with back in 1941. In 18 games he was 7-3 with the Reds but was traded to the Cardinals at the end of the year where he concluded his career.
Alex Kellner passed away on May 3, 1996 in Tucson, Arizona.
He was 71.
Alex Kellner passed away on May 3, 1996 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 71.
Created June 14, 2008.
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