Tim Keefe

Baseball Player

Tim Keefe was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States on January 1st, 1857 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 76, Tim Keefe biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1857
United States
Place of Birth
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date
Apr 23, 1933 (age 76)
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Baseball Player
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Tim Keefe Life

Timothy Keefe (January 1, 1857 – April 23, 1933), also known as "Smil Tim" and "Sir Timothy," was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.

He was 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

He was one of the twentieth century's most dominant pitchers, with impressive results in one or another for almost every season he pitched.

He was the second MLB pitcher to win more than 300 games.

In 1964, régions were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Keefe's career spanned a large portion of baseball's developmental years.

For the most part of his career, he pitched from 45 feet in his first season.

His final season was his first season in which pitchers hurled from 60 feet, 6 inches.

Early life

Keefe was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 1, 1857. Patrick, Patrick, was an Irish immigrant. Patrick served in the Union Army during the American Civil War as Tim Keefe was a youth. Patrick was a prisoner of war for many years. Both four of Patrick's brothers were killed in the war, but Tim was not identified after two of them. Tim's brother was a major and served in the Spanish–American War.

Patrick had high hopes for his son after the war, and the two teams sparred often over Tim's return to baseball. Keefe stayed strong and became a top local pitcher by 1876 with the help of a local former pitcher Tommy Bond. Keefe's early professional career included minor league stints in Lewiston, Clinton, New Bedford, Utica, and Albany.


Tim Keefe Career

Major league career

With the Troy Trojans, Keefe entered the major leagues in 1880. He established himself as a natural pitcher with a 1.8 ERA in 105 innings pitched, a record that still stands. (He also had the highest adjusted ERA+ in baseball in 1880). Despite the pound's depreciation, he held only 6–6 records, pitching in 12 games, all complete games.

Keefe debuted with the New York Metropolitans of the American Association in 1883, one of the best seasons in baseball's early history, under manager "Gentleman" Jim Mutrie. Keefe pitched both ends of a doubleheader against Columbus on July 4th, winning the first game with a single-hitter and the second a two-hit wonder. He went 41-27-27 over 619 innings pitching with a 2.41 ERA and 361 strikeouts. His 1884 campaign was almost as dominant, winning 37 games, losing 17, and striking out 334.

John B. Bruton, 1885, died on March 1885. The Mets and the New York Giants of the National League, Day, brought Keefe and Mutrie to the Giants. Keefe joined future Hall of Famers Buck Ewing, Monte Ward, Roger Welch, Mickey Welch, and Jim O'Rourke to form an outstanding team that ended with a record of 85-27. Keefe was 32-13 with a 1.58 ERA and 227 strikeouts. Keefe was ruled out for several weeks of the season after striking a batter in the head with a pitch; he was thought to have suffered from a nervous breakdown.

He had arguably his best season in 1888, when he led the league with a 35–12 record, 1.74 ERA, and 335 strikeouts (see Triple Crown). He won 19 straight games this season, a record that has stood for 24 years. In a postseason series for the Dauvray Cup, the Giants defeated the St. Louis Browns of the American Association, adding four more wins to his total number. Keefe even created the Giants' all-black "funeral" uniforms.

Keefe was well paid for his work, but he was still a vital member of the Professional Base Ball Players, a young player's union that fought for player rights. Monte Ward, his brother-in-law, was able to create the Players' League for the 1890 season. He knew that if the league didn't make money, he would be financially insecure. wealth transfers to his mother so that they would be safe from any court decisions.

Keefe had started a sporting goods company in New York with W. H. Becannon, a former MLB employee and sporting goods entrepreneur Albert Spalding, just shy of launching the Players' League. The Keefe ball, Keefe and Becannon's official baseball of the league, was manufactured by Keefe and Becannon. Spalding and the other NL owners fought against the new league, employing legislative and financial techniques (such as slashing NL ticket prices) that made competition difficult. After one season, the Players' League folded.

Keefe declined a $3,000 salary bid from New York in the 1891 preseason; he had earned $4,500 in the previous year. "I want to play in New York, but I never will for a $3,000 salary," Keefe said. Keefe later joined the team at a $3,500 salary.

Keefe was released by New York in 1891 during the 1891 season. He was earning a high salary and was 2.5 years old, but wasn't up Bearing the team's leadership aspirations. "I hate leaving New York, am incredibly fond of it, and would do everything possible for New York," Keefe said after his release, but what will I do? The New York Baseball Club has systematically executed me... They didn't allow me to play, and when I did get a chance, I was at a disadvantage. I think I am just as good a player as I ever was."

Doubleton's after being released from the Giants, Keefe went to the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired after the 1893 season with 342 victories (his highest win total), a 2.62 ERA, and 2,562 strikeouts. At the time of his retirement, his 2,562 strikeouts were a major league record. He was also the first pitcher to win three consecutive seasons during his illustrious prime in the 1880s, in which he won the most games of the decade with 291. With 47, he holds the record for winning in the most ballparks.

Keefe was dubbed "Sir Timothy" for his gentlemanly conduct both on and off the track. He never drank or smoked.