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Tim Keefe: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher and Player-Rights Advocate (Paperback)
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Tim Keefe: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher and Player-Rights Advocate (Paperback)

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Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 30/10/2015
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One of the greatest pitchers of the 19th century, Tim Keefe (1857-1933) was an ardent believer in the artisan work ethic that was becoming outmoded in burgeoning industrial America. A master craftsman, he compiled 342 career victories during his 14-season Major League career, while adapting to numerous changes in pitching rules during the 1880s. Known as a strategic pitcher, he outsmarted batters, particularly with his change-of-pace pitch. He led the New York Giants to the National League pennant in 1888 and 1889, establishing a Major League record with 19 consecutive pitching victories in 1888.

He taught pitching as a college baseball coach, wrote several articles about his craft and established a sporting goods firm where he manufactured a baseball of his own design. He was a proponent for players' rights as the secretary of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, which formed the ill-fated Players' League in 1890. This first ever biography of Keefe covers the career of the 1964 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786496655
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

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