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Former Oriole Pat Kelly dead at 61

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Pat Kelly played 15 seasons in the majors (1967-81) and was an All-Star in 1973 for the White Sox. He spent four years with the Orioles (1977-80).

He was born July 30, 1944, in Philadelphia, and died on October 1, 2005, in Baltimore. He had a heart attack.

Kelly was known as much for his religious conviction as his left-handed swing. During his stint in Baltimore, this exchange between Kelly and fiery manager Earl Weaver supposedly occurred:

"Skip, don't you want me to walk with the Lord?" Kelly asked.

To which Weaver replied, "I'd rather you walk with the bases loaded."