Kelly Jay Paris (born October 17, 1957) is a retired professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago White Sox. He played as a third baseman and shortstop.
Paris was born in Encino, California, and attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.
He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft on June 3, 1975, and made his major league debut on September 1, 1982 with the Cardinals. On March 31, 1983, Paris was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Jim Strichek. It was with the Reds that Paris played the majority of his Major League games.
All three of Paris’ career major league home runs were hit in 1988 in 44 at-bats while a member of the Chicago White Sox.
Batting average .217
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 14