Steve Kealey

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Steven William Kealey

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Steve Kealey had one complete game shutout in his career. It came on August 21, 1969 as a member of the California Angels against the Baltimore Orioles. He gave up 7 hits, walked 2 and struck out 2. It was also his first big league win. On June 26, 1970, he relieved Rudy May in the 5th inning with two men on and nobody out, and quickly induced Amos Otis to ground into a 5-4-3 triple play. He only faced one batter that day but got credit for the Angels' 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals. In his next appearance, on June 28th, he pitched a third of an inning without facing a batter as Pat Kelly was caught stealing to end the inning. Thus, in a span of two games, he faced one batter, but recorded four outs.

On September 6, 1971, he hit a three-run homer off Ray Corbin of the Minnesota Twins to win a game, 4-3. It was the last home run hit by a Chicago White Sox pitcher until Jon Garland went deep in an interleague game in 2006.

He was a high school teammate of Bart Johnson, who was later his teammate on the White Sox from 1971 to 1973. Fred Kendall was also on his high school team. He played five seasons for manager Chuck Tanner: two in the Angels' organization when Tanner was managing the AAA Hawaii Islanders, and all three of his seasons in Chicago.

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