Hal Keller

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Hal Keller
Born: (1927-07-07)July 7, 1927
Middletown, Maryland, U.S.
Died: June 5, 2012(2012-06-05) (aged 84)
Sequim, Washington, U.S.
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1949, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 1952, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .204
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 5

Harold Kefauver Keller (July 7, 1927 – June 5, 2012) was an American professional baseball player and executive.

During an eight-season pro playing career, Keller appeared as a catcher in 25 games for the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball between 1949 and 1952. Keller, a left-handed batter, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). His 11 big-league hits included five doubles and one home run, a two-run shot hit at Fenway Park off James Atkins of the Boston Red Sox on September 29, 1950.[1]

He went on to serve in front-office positions with the expansion Senators/Texas Rangers (from 1961 to 1962 and from 1964 to 1978)—he was the club's first and long-time farm system director—and Seattle Mariners (197985). He served as the Mariners' Vice President, Baseball Operations/General Manager from 1983 to 1985. He also scouted for the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and Anaheim Angels.

Personal life[edit]

He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in economics. His older brother, Charlie Keller, was an All-Star left fielder with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.


Hal Keller died in his sleep at home in Sequim, Washington, aged 84.


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Preceded by
Dan O'Brien Sr.
Seattle Mariners General Manager
Succeeded by
Dick Balderson