Bobby Keefe

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Bobby Keefe
Bobby Keefe (1) Portland Beavers.jpeg
Pitcher
Born: (1882-06-16)June 16, 1882
Folsom, California
Died: December 6, 1964(1964-12-06) (aged 82)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1907, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
July 26, 1912, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 16-21
Earned run average 3.14
Strikeouts 154
Teams

Robert Francis Keefe, known as Bobby Keefe in baseball, was born near Folsom, California in June 1882. He graduated from Santa Clara College in 1902, where he was the star baseball pitcher. He then pitched for the Sacramento Senators in 1903, the first year of the Pacific Coast League. The following year, the Solon franchise moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he had two outstanding years with the Tacoma Tigers before going to the New York Highlanders (later Yankees). After a period with the Yankees, he was released to the Montreal farm club of the Yankees. He later pitched for the Cincinnati Reds. While there, he met Margaret Carroll, who later became his wife.

His last appearance in baseball was in 1921 with the San Francisco Seals.

After his baseball career, he returned to the Folsom area where he worked for the Natomas Gold Dredging Company. He later became the County Assessor for East Sacramento County. For several years, he was in charge of the water system for the Folsom area. In his last years before retirement, he was also Postmaster of Folsom. He retired to the Land Park area of Sacramento.

He and his wife raised four children, Helen Roberta Keefe, Carol B. Keefe, Robert Gael Keefe, and John Franklin Keefe.

He died in 1964.

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