James Ward Keesey
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0½", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 6, 1925
- Final Game June 25, 1930
- Born October 27, 1902 in Perryville, MD USA
- Died September 5, 1951 in Boise, ID USA
Jim Keesey played over 20 seasons in pro ball, coming to the majors with the 1925 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1930 Philadelphia Athletics. The 1930 team won the 1930 World Series, but Jim did not appear in the postseason. Jim also managed in the minors for eight seasons.
As a minor league player, Keesey had three seasons with the Portsmouth Truckers, four seasons with the Portland Beavers, five seasons with the Oklahoma City Indians, two with the San Francisco Seals and two with the Boise Pilots, among other stops. With the 1930 Seals, he hit .358, tops among the regulars.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1937||Oklahoma City Indians||Texas League||101-58||1st||none||Lost League Finals|
|1938||Oklahoma City Indians||Texas League||70-60||--||none||--||replaced by John Fitzpatrick (19-10) on August 15|
|1939||Portsmouth Cubs||Piedmont League||66-71||5th (t)||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1940||Oklahoma City Indians||Texas League||26-35||--||none||--||replaced by Rogers Hornsby (56-43) on June 9|
|1941||Boise Pilots||Pioneer League||81-49||1st||none||Lost League Finals|
|1942||Boise Pilots||Pioneer League||68-51||2nd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1946||Ogden Reds||Pioneer League||68-59||3rd||Cincinnati Reds|
|1947||Des Moines Bruins||Western League||75-52||2nd||Chicago Cubs||Lost in 1st round|