Tim Keefe

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe

Profession: Major League Baseball Pitcher

United States of America

Biography: One of the most prominent pitchers of the 19th century, Tim Keefe played throughout baseball's early years.

Keefe, nicknamed "Sir Timothy" for his gentlemanly behaviour held a record for 24 years for pitching 19 consecutive games during the 1888 season.

Born: January 1, 1857
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 23, 1933 (aged 76)

Historical Events

  • 1888-08-10 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game winning streak record
  • 1912-07-03 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911
  • 1964-02-02 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

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