Born: April 11, 1876|
Died: August 10, 1951 (aged 75)|
Big Rapids, Michigan
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Left|
|April 26, 1901 for the Boston Americans|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 16, 1905 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.19|
Winford Ansley Kellum (April 11, 1876 – August 10, 1951) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1901 and 1905 for the Boston Americans (1901), Cincinnati Reds (1904) and St. Louis Cardinals (1905). Listed at 5'10", 190 lb., Kellum was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed.
Optimistically nicknamed "Win", Kellum became the first Opening Day starting pitcher in Boston American League franchise's history, as they lost to the host Baltimore Orioles, 10–6, at Oriole Park (April 26, 1901). He went 2–3 with a 6.38 ERA for the rest of season.
Kellum rebounded in 1902, going 25–10 for one of the strongest minor league teams ever, the Indianapolis Indians, champions of the newly formed American Association. After the regular season, he pitched with barnstormers largely made up of Cincinnati National League team. After that, he enjoyed his best season in the majors with the 1904 Reds, going 15–10 while recording career-highs in ERA (2.60), complete games (22) and innings (224). He also pitched for the Cardinals in 1905, his last major league season, and went 3–3 with a 2.92 ERA.
Kellum died in Big Rapids, Michigan at age 75.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Library , April 1901
- 1901 Boston Americans
- SABR Biography Project