Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day In History: 2000-11-08

November 8, 1894: Mike “King” Kelly professional baseball’s first “superstar” and former Boston Beaneaters’ player and manager (1887-1892), dies at age 36, and is laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston; Kelly, who was Boston’s first “super star” is generally believed to have been the inspiration for “Casey” in Ernest Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat.”

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