In 1938, Kenny Keltner became the Cleveland Indians regular 3rd baseman and responded with 26 home runs and 113 RBI's as a rookie. He repeated his fine hitting in 1939 by batting .325 with 97 RBI's. Kenny Keltner was one of the AL main heroes with his batting and outstanding fielding thru the 1940s and was chosen to play in seven All-Star games.
In 1941, he hit 31 D, 13 triples and blasted 23 HR's. Keltner was the hero in 1948 when the Indians ended the season in a tie for first place with the Red Sox. He blasted a 3-run homer to put the Indians into the World Series and then helped them win the World Championship with a win over the Boston Braves. Kenny Keltner is in both the Ohio St. Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.