Kelleher spent 11 years playing in the majors, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 and finishing with the California Angels in 1982. He was mainly a reserve infielder, but did play in 124 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1976. He hit .228 that year with 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Kelleher broke the 100-game threshold one other time, in 1980 when he played in 105 games for the Cubs. In 622 games, Kelleher hit .213 with no home runs. He is the most recent non-pitcher to retire with over 1,000 at bats and no home runs.
Following his playing career, Kelleher was a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. He was the Yankees’ first base coach in 2009 when they won the World Series.
Mick Kelleher – career stats