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1986 Fleer Update #75 Joel McKeon

Joel Jacob McKeon

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Joel McKeon was signed as a 1st round pick (secondary phase) in the 1982 amateur draft by the Chicago White Sox and scout Walter Widmayer.

McKeon had one career major league save. He pitched the last 2 outs of a 1986 Chicago White Sox' 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. He got Mike Davis to ground out and Tony Phillips to fly out to preserve the victory.

McKeon had planned to play in Italy's Serie A1 in 1992 but his contract fell through. Instead, he signed with the Brasschaat Braves of Belgium's First Division; his catcher had trouble dealing with McKeon's pitches, which were faster and more mobile than those offered by Belgian pitchers. McKeon went unbeaten in three seasons in Belgium, helping his club win three straight titles. He managed the Belgian national team in the 1995 European Championship. He was a replacement player for the Florida Marlins during spring training in 1995.

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