George Keefe

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George Washington Keefe

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Keefe was the sixth youngest player in the league in 1886. In 1887, Keefe appeared in only one game. Despite allowing 16 hits, four walks and 20 runs (only eight of which were earned), Keefe managed to complete (and lose) his only game of the season. He was also the sixth youngest player in 1887.

On May 1, 1889, Keefe set the National League record for most walks in an inning, when he walked seven batters in the fifth inning. The record was subsequently tied by Bob Ewing and Tony Mullane, and Dolly Gray walked eight batters in an inning in 1909. Gray was an American League pitcher, however.

He was ninth in the league in home runs allowed (11), 10th in the league in losses (16) and 10th in the league in earned runs allowed (142) in 1890.

Keefe's one save was third in the league in 1891.

According to the Similarity Scores at, Keefe is most statistically similar to Mike Morrison (through June, 2008).

Following his death, Keefe was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1889)

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