Kelly Searcy

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Kelton Searcy

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Kelly Searcy pitched for five seasons in the Negro Leagues and six in the minors.

Searcy debuted in 1950 and appeared with three clubs that year - the Memphis Red Sox, Birmingham Black Barons and Baltimore Elite Giants. He spent 1951 with Baltimore. Searcy was the winning hurler in the 1951 East-West Game, a 3-1 win by the East. He replaced Leander Tugerson on the mound in the 4th and allowed two hits, one walk and one unearned run in three innings while fanning one. He was 0 for 1 at the plate and left when Wiley Griggs pinch-hit for him. Searcy gave up a single to Jose Colas in the 4th, tossed a scoreless fifth and gave up a Bill Williams single in the 6th; Williams scored on a sacrifice fly later by Curley Williams, with an error in between. Kelly did not pitch in 1952 then was Birmingham in 1953 and for parts of 1954 and 1955.

Searcy was 0-2 for the 1954 Danville Leafs and was 0-2 with a 12.00 for the 1955 Mexico City Red Devils. He pitched 51 minor league games in the Baltimore Orioles chain in 1956 - 29 for the Lubbock Hubbers/Texas City Texans (6-8, 4.01), 9 for the San Antonio Missions (1-1) and 13 for the Open Vancouver Mounties (0-3, 5.30). He split 1957 between the Nuevo Laredo Owls (8-5, 4.13), Phoenix Stars (0-1) and Knoxville Smokies (2 G). In '58, he was with Knoxville (0-1) and the Monterrey Sultans (3-5, 6.33). He was 0-1 for Nuevo Laredo in 1959 to end his career. He was 18-29 overall in the minors; his Negro League record is unknown as he pitched in the circuits' dying days.