Keefe, Tim

Timothy John Keefe
Born: January 1, 1857, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: April 23, 1933, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Played For: 
Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889, 1891), New York Giants, Players League (1890), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964

A superior submarine pitcher, Tim Keefe won 341 games in just 14 big league seasons. He ran off a record 19 straight victories during the 1888 season, twice won over 40 games and three times pitched his club to the pennant. He was the first pitcher to post three separate 300-strikeout seasons. When he left the game in 1893, his 2,533 career strikeouts ranked first all time.

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Did You Know: 
that Tim Keefe pitched two complete-game victories on the same day (July 4, 1883), surrendering just three hits?
I never saw a better pitcher. True, he did his best work at 50 feet, but he still would have had no superior at 60 feet, six inches.
Mickey Welch