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Dave Keefe

David Edwin Keefe

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 9, 1897 in Williston, VT
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1917. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1917 (Age 20.102, 4,584th in MLB history)   vs. WSH 1.0 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians 1917-1922

Last Game: August 5, 1922 (Age 25.208)   vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: February 4, 1978 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Richmond, VT
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1917 20 PHA AL 1 0 1.000 1.80 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 5 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 22 168 4.26 1.800 9.0 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25
1919 22 PHA AL 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 4 4 0 3 5 0 0 0 36 89 2.38 1.222 8.0 0.0 3.0 5.0 1.67
1920 23 PHA AL 6 7 .462 2.97 31 13 15 7 1 0 130.1 129 60 43 2 30 41 6 1 1 528 136 3.15 1.220 8.9 0.1 2.1 2.8 1.37
1921 24 PHA AL 2 9 .182 4.68 44 12 18 4 0 2 173.0 214 126 90 19 64 68 5 0 7 784 95 4.94 1.607 11.1 1.0 3.3 3.5 1.06
1922 25 CLE AL 0 0 6.19 18 1 8 0 0 0 36.1 47 30 25 2 12 11 0 0 2 159 66 4.11 1.624 11.6 0.5 3.0 2.7 0.92
5 Yrs 9 17 .346 4.15 97 27 43 12 1 2 353.2 403 224 163 23 113 126 11 1 10 1529 102 4.12 1.459 10.3 0.6 2.9 3.2 1.12
162 Game Avg. 5 9 .346 4.15 53 15 24 7 1 1 194 221 123 89 13 62 69 6 1 5 838 102 4.12 1.459 10.3 0.6 2.9 3.2 1.12
PHA (4 yrs) 9 17 .346 3.91 79 26 35 12 1 2 317.1 356 194 138 21 101 115 11 1 8 1370 108 4.12 1.440 10.1 0.6 2.9 3.3 1.14
CLE (1 yr) 0 0 6.19 18 1 8 0 0 0 36.1 47 30 25 2 12 11 0 0 2 159 66 4.11 1.624 11.6 0.5 3.0 2.7 0.92
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1917 20 PHA AL 5.0 3 0 4 7.20 4.01 -0.22 0.00 105.0 4.44 -2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .440 .499
1919 22 PHA AL 9.0 1 1 4 4.00 4.04 -0.46 0.00 112.0 5.03 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .610 .501
1920 23 PHA AL 130.1 31 13 60 4.14 4.87 -0.38 0.00 103.9 5.46 19 1.9 1.00 -0.1 3.2 33 .563 .512 $1,800
1921 24 PHA AL 173.0 44 12 126 6.55 5.33 -0.21 0.00 104.2 5.77 -16 -1.5 1.00 -0.1 0.2 6 .466 .491 $3,000
1922 25 CLE AL 36.1 18 1 30 7.43 4.87 -0.21 0.00 100.1 5.09 -9 -0.9 1.00 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .451 .495 $3,000
5 Seasons 353.2 97 27 224 5.70 5.06 -0.28 0.00 103.9 5.55 -8 -0.5 1.00 -0.2 3.0 34 .495 .499 $7,800
PHA (4 yrs) 317.1 79 26 194 5.50 5.08 -0.29 0.00 104.3 5.60 2 0.4 1.00 -0.2 3.5 40 .505 .499 $4,800
CLE (1 yr) 36.1 18 1 30 7.43 4.87 -0.21 0.00 100.1 5.09 -9 -0.9 1.00 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .451 .495 $3,000

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1919 22 PHA AL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0% 57.0 57 57 0 1 2.0 9.0
1920 23 PHA AL 31 13 4 7 2 0 3 5 8 .385 7 1 8 62% 51.0 82 24 5 4 3.0 6.4
1921 24 PHA AL 44 12 1 7 4 1 3 2 10 .167 4 0 6 50% 40.3 66 15 7 4 4.8 6.9
1922 25 CLE AL 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0% 29.0 29 29 0 1 3.3 3.3
4 Yrs 94 27 5 15 7 1 6 8 19 .296 12 1 14 52% 46 82 15 12 10 3.8 6.6
MLB Averages .500 58% 52 153 -26 4.2 7.3

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1917 20 PHA AL 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5.0
1920 23 PHA AL 31 18 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 7.8
1921 24 PHA AL 44 32 18 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 21 4 5 8.5
1922 25 CLE AL 18 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 3 5.8
4 Yrs 96 70 43 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 46 4 10 7.5

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1917 20 PHA AL 27 0.0% 3.7% 14.8% 85%
1919 22 PHA AL 38 0.0% 13.2% 7.9% 5.3% 25% 74%
1920 23 PHA AL 542 0.4% 7.6% 5.5% 2.4% 10% 84%
1921 24 PHA AL 775 2.5% 8.8% 8.3% 3.2% 12% 77%
1922 25 CLE AL 160 1.3% 6.9% 7.5% 79%
5 Yrs 1542 1.5% 8.2% 7.3% 2.6% 10% 80%
MLB Averages 0.7% 7.9% 7.3% 2.5% 11% 81%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1917 20 1 0 1.000 1.80 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 5 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 22 168 1.800 9.0 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25 168
1918 21 1 0 1.000 1.80 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.0 5 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 22 168 1.800 9.0 0.0 7.2 1.8 0.25 168
1919 22 1 1 .500 3.21 4 1 2 1 0 0 14.0 13 8 5 0 7 6 0 0 0 58 105 1.429 8.4 0.0 4.5 3.9 0.86 105
1920 23 7 8 .467 2.99 35 14 17 8 1 0 144.1 142 68 48 2 37 47 6 1 1 586 132 1.240 8.9 0.1 2.3 2.9 1.27 132
1921 24 9 17 .346 3.91 79 26 35 12 1 2 317.1 356 194 138 21 101 115 11 1 8 1370 108 1.440 10.1 0.6 2.9 3.3 1.14 108
1922 25 9 17 .346 4.15 97 27 43 12 1 2 353.2 403 224 163 23 113 126 11 1 10 1529 102 1.459 10.3 0.6 2.9 3.2 1.12 102

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1917 20 0 1 .000 7.20 5.0 6 5 4 0 5 1 0 2.200 10.8 9.0 1.8 0.20 0.0 3
1919 22 1 0 1.000 3.60 10.0 9 4 4 0 3 6 0 1.200 8.1 2.7 5.4 2.00 0.0 1
1920 23 8 7 .533 3.15 137.0 127 53 48 2 30 43 6 1.146 8.3 2.0 2.8 1.43 0.1 31
1921 24 9 11 .450 4.70 182.0 200 106 95 18 60 72 5 1.429 9.9 3.0 3.6 1.20 0.9 44
1922 25 2 2 .500 5.92 38.0 48 28 25 2 12 12 0 1.579 11.4 2.8 2.8 1.00 0.5 18
5 Yrs 20 21 .488 4.26 372.0 390 196 176 22 110 134 11 1.344 9.4 3.2 1.22 0.5 97



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1921 AL  44 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1921 AL  19 (3rd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1921 AL  7 (2nd)

Games Finished s c a p y
1920 AL  15 (6th)
1921 AL  18 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1917 AL  born 1897-01-09 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2715), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (913th), 2.7 career WAR/2.7 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: David Dave davey david Edwin Keefe

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