Fred Kelly (USA)

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Frederick Warren Kelly (King)

  • Height 6' 0", Weight 159 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Kelly was the center fielder for the US in the 1912 Olympics, going 1 for 3 with a hit-by-pitch and run before being replaced by Norman Patterson; he had an error in his lone chance the field. He won Gold in the 100 meter hurdles then twice tied the world record (15.0) in 1913 and again in 1916 (14.6). He was an early commercial pilot, working for Western Air Express from 1925-1946, retiring as their chief pilot.

Sources include Olympedia