July 7, 1927|
Middletown, Maryland, U.S.
|Died: June 5, 2012
Sequim, Washington, U.S.
|September 13, 1949, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 28, 1952, for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||5|
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.
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 (1979–85). 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.
Hal Keller died in his sleep at home in Sequim, Washington, aged 84.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Baseball America: Baseball Executives
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|Seattle Mariners General Manager
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