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[[Image:Tim Keefe 0558fu.jpg|right|thumb|'''Tim Keefe''' on an [[1888]] [[Goodwin & Company]] [[baseball card]] (Goodwin Champions (N162)).]]
 
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'''Timothy John "Tim" Keefe''' (b. [[January 1]] [[1857]], [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]] - d. [[April 23]] [[1933]], [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]]) was a [[19th century]] [[Major League Baseball]] [[starting pitcher|pitcher]] noted for his longevity and record-setting [[strikeout]] totals. He was born in [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]].
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'''Timothy John "Tim" Keefe''' (b. [[January 1]] [[1857]], [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]] - d. [[April 23]] [[1933]], [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]]) was a [[19th century]] [[Major League Baseball]] [[starting pitcher|pitcher]] noted for his longevity and record-setting [[wins]] and [[strikeout]] totals. He was born in [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]].
   
 
Keefe entered the major leagues in [[1880 in sports|1880]] with the [[Troy Trojans]] and rose to stardom in [[1883 in sports|1883]] with the [[New York Metropolitans]] when he had one of the most dominating seasons in baseball's early history. He went 41-27 over 619 [[innings pitched]] with a 2.41 [[earned run average|ERA]] and 361 strikeouts. In [[1885 in sports|1885]] Keefe moved to the [[New York Giants]], with whom he had arguably his greatest season in [[1888 in sports|1888]], when he led the league with a 35-12 record, 1.74 ERA and 335 strikeouts (see [[Triple crown (baseball)|triple crown]]).
 
Keefe entered the major leagues in [[1880 in sports|1880]] with the [[Troy Trojans]] and rose to stardom in [[1883 in sports|1883]] with the [[New York Metropolitans]] when he had one of the most dominating seasons in baseball's early history. He went 41-27 over 619 [[innings pitched]] with a 2.41 [[earned run average|ERA]] and 361 strikeouts. In [[1885 in sports|1885]] Keefe moved to the [[New York Giants]], with whom he had arguably his greatest season in [[1888 in sports|1888]], when he led the league with a 35-12 record, 1.74 ERA and 335 strikeouts (see [[Triple crown (baseball)|triple crown]]).
   
 
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Keefe moved to the [[Philadelphia Phillies]] mid-season [[1891 in sports|1891]] and retired after the [[1893 in sports|1893]] season. He retired with 342 wins (8th overall), a 2.62 ERA, and 2562 strikeouts. His 2562 strikeouts were a major league record at the time of his retirement. Besides leading 19th century pitchers by a wide margin in cumulative strikeouts, he was 2nd to Jim Galvin in 19th xcentury wins (with over 80 fewere losses that Galvin). He was also the first pitcher to achieve three 300-plus strikeout seasons.
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Keefe moved to the [[Philadelphia Phillies]] mid-season [[1891 in sports|1891]] and retired after the [[1893 in sports|1893]] season. He retired with 342 wins (8th overall), a 2.62 ERA, and 2562 strikeouts. His 2562 strikeouts were a major league record at the time of his retirement. Besides leading 19th century pitchers by a wide margin in cumulative strikeouts, he was 2nd to Jim Galvin in 19th century wins (with over 80 fewer losses than Galvin). Keefe had 342 wins, 2nd to Galvin's total of 360. He was also the first pitcher to achieve three 300-plus strikeout seasons.
   
 
Keefe was selected for the [[Baseball Hall of Fame]] in [[1964 in sports|1964]] by the Veterans Committee along with [[Monte Ward]], [[Burleigh Grimes]], [[Red Faber]], [[Heinie Manush]], and [[Miller Huggins]].
 
Keefe was selected for the [[Baseball Hall of Fame]] in [[1964 in sports|1964]] by the Veterans Committee along with [[Monte Ward]], [[Burleigh Grimes]], [[Red Faber]], [[Heinie Manush]], and [[Miller Huggins]].
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Tim Keefe on an 1888 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Goodwin Champions (N162)).

Timothy John "Tim" Keefe (b. January 1 1857, Cambridge, Massachusetts - d. April 23 1933, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a 19th century Major League Baseball pitcher noted for his longevity and record-setting wins and strikeout totals. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Keefe entered the major leagues in 1880 with the Troy Trojans and rose to stardom in 1883 with the New York Metropolitans when he had one of the most dominating seasons in baseball's early history. He went 41-27 over 619 innings pitched with a 2.41 ERA and 361 strikeouts. In 1885 Keefe moved to the New York Giants, with whom he had arguably his greatest season in 1888, when he led the league with a 35-12 record, 1.74 ERA and 335 strikeouts (see triple crown).

Baseball Hof
Tim Keefe
is a member of
the Baseball
Hall of Fame

Keefe moved to the Philadelphia Phillies mid-season 1891 and retired after the 1893 season. He retired with 342 wins (8th overall), a 2.62 ERA, and 2562 strikeouts. His 2562 strikeouts were a major league record at the time of his retirement. Besides leading 19th century pitchers by a wide margin in cumulative strikeouts, he was 2nd to Jim Galvin in 19th century wins (with over 80 fewer losses than Galvin). Keefe had 342 wins, 2nd to Galvin's total of 360. He was also the first pitcher to achieve three 300-plus strikeout seasons.

Keefe was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964 by the Veterans Committee along with Monte Ward, Burleigh Grimes, Red Faber, Heinie Manush, and Miller Huggins.

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