Tim Keefe

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Birthdate1/1/1857
Death Date4/23/1933
Debut Year1880
Year of Induction1964
Teams Giants
Position Pitcher

Tim Keefe pitched in the majors from 45 feet, 50 feet, and 60’6″ and won 342 games in a 14-year MLB career that spanned from 1880-1893. 

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Christy Mathewson's catcher writes about win #342 that tied Matty with Tim Keefe

Christy Mathewson's catcher writes about win #342 that tied Matty with Tim Keefe

When Tim Keefe retired in 1893, his 342 career wins were second all-time. Only Pud Galvin had more. Today more than a century after Keefe threw his last pitch, his win total remains in the top-10 in big league history. One of the pitchers now ahead of Keefe’s on the list is the great Christy Mathewson.
Harry Wright scorecard from July 29, 1881 with Tim Keefe as pitcher

Harry Wright scorecard from July 29, 1881 with Tim Keefe as pitcher

With Hall of Famer Harry Wright as their manager, the Boston Red Stockings faced the Troy Trojans on 9/29/1881 with Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Keefe on the hill. In the collection is Wright’s scorecard from that day filled out entirely in his hand and initialed “HW” in the space provided to identify the scorekeeper. Along with Keefe
Boston's side of Harry Wright's 9/29/1881 scorecard

Boston's side of Harry Wright's 9/29/1881 scorecard

Turning to the Boston side of Harry Wright’s scorecard we see the Red Stockings lineup. Wright guided his club to a 10-3 win over the Trojans with Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Keefe taking one of his 27 losses that season. Keefe would quickly turn things around averaging more than 35 wins per season from 1883-1889, posting a total of
Tim Keffe's MLB debut came in 1880 with the Troy Trojans; here’s a letter from team owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Tim Keffe's MLB debut came in 1880 with the Troy Trojans; here’s a letter from team owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Tim Keefe won 342 games during his 14-year Major League career. He was the second 300-game winner in big league history and retired #2 on the all-time wins list. He broke into the majors in 1880 along with fellow rookie and eventual 300-game winner Mickey Welch. The Troy roster was stocked with five

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