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Bob Keegan

Robert Charles Keegan (Smiley)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 207 lb.

Born: August 4, 1920 in Rochester, NY
High School: Marshall HS (Rochester, NY)
Schools: Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH), University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 24, 1953 (Age 32.293)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1953-1958

Final Game: July 24, 1958 (Age 37.354)
Died: June 20, 2001 in Rochester, NY
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Standard Pitching

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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
1953 32 CHW AL 7 5 .583 2.74 22 11 6 4 2 1 98.2 80 34 30 4 33 32 2 0 0 398 147 3.54 1.145 7.3 0.4 3.0 2.9 0.97
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 16 9 .640 3.09 31 27 2 14 2 2 209.2 211 84 72 16 82 61 1 1 1 894 122 4.00 1.397 9.1 0.7 3.5 2.6 0.74 AS
1955 34 CHW AL 2 5 .286 5.83 18 11 1 1 0 0 58.2 83 39 38 4 28 1 29 1 0 0 283 68 3.75 1.892 12.7 0.6 4.3 4.4 1.04
1956 35 CHW AL 5 7 .417 3.93 20 16 1 4 0 0 105.1 119 56 46 15 35 2 32 2 0 1 463 104 4.67 1.462 10.2 1.3 3.0 2.7 0.91
1957 36 CHW AL 10 8 .556 3.53 30 20 4 6 2 2 142.2 131 62 56 22 37 2 36 2 0 0 585 106 4.78 1.178 8.3 1.4 2.3 2.3 0.97
1958 37 CHW AL 0 2 .000 6.07 14 2 4 0 0 0 29.2 44 25 20 9 18 4 8 0 0 1 145 61 7.70 2.090 13.3 2.7 5.5 2.4 0.44
6 Yrs 40 36 .526 3.66 135 87 18 29 6 5 644.2 668 300 262 70 233 9 198 8 1 3 2768 106 4.36 1.398 9.3 1.0 3.3 2.8 0.85
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .526 3.66 41 27 6 9 2 2 197 205 92 80 21 71 61 2 0 1 848 106 4.36 1.398 9.3 1.0 3.3 2.8 0.85
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
1953 32 CHW AL 98.2 22 11 34 3.10 4.32 0.21 0.00 104.2 4.28 12 1.3 .7 -0.1 2.1 21 .561 .508
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 209.2 31 27 84 3.61 4.18 0.51 0.00 101.3 3.72 3 0.4 1.5 -0.1 2.0 19 .511 .502 AS
1955 34 CHW AL 58.2 18 11 39 5.98 4.45 0.29 0.00 101.8 4.23 -12 -1.2 .7 -0.0 -0.7 -7 .434 .493
1956 35 CHW AL 105.1 20 16 56 4.78 4.76 0.10 0.00 98.9 4.61 -3 -0.3 1.1 -0.1 0.5 7 .486 .498
1957 36 CHW AL 142.2 30 20 62 3.91 4.03 0.41 0.00 100.8 3.65 -3 -0.4 1.5 -0.1 0.7 7 .488 .498
1958 37 CHW AL 29.2 14 2 25 7.58 4.30 0.26 0.00 95.8 3.87 -12 -1.2 1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -10 .412 .492
6 Seasons 644.2 135 87 300 4.19 4.29 0.34 0.00 101.0 3.99 -15 -1.4 1.1 -0.5 3.5 38 .490 .499

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1953 32 CHW AL 22 31 28 4 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 .321 .345 .321 .666 78 9 2 0 2 1
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 32 84 75 5 9 2 1 0 7 0 0 4 11 .120 .157 .173 .330 -11 13 3 0 1 4 1 AS
1955 34 CHW AL 18 21 18 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .333 .368 .333 .702 89 6 1 0 2 0 0 1
1956 35 CHW AL 20 40 32 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 .125 .222 .125 .347 -6 4 1 0 4 0 0 1
1957 36 CHW AL 30 54 39 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 5 .103 .205 .103 .307 -14 4 1 1 10 0 0 1
1958 37 CHW AL 14 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
6 Yrs 136 236 196 14 32 2 1 0 19 0 0 14 31 .163 .218 .184 .401 9 36 8 1 20 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 281 233 17 38 2 1 0 23 0 0 17 37 .163 .218 .184 .401 9 43 10 1 24

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1953 32 CHW AL 22 31 -1 -0 -0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 32 84 -11 0 -1 0 10 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1 AS
1955 34 CHW AL 18 21 -0 -0 -0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .509 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1956 35 CHW AL 20 40 -6 -0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1957 36 CHW AL 30 54 -7 0 -0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1958 37 CHW AL 14 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
6 Seasons 136 236 -27 -0 -1 0 26 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .498 .500 -0.3 0.0 -2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1953 CHW AL 32 P 22 11 4 98.2 27 7 20 0 2 1.000 2.46 1.23 .957 1.95 1.93 5 3 38% 50% 0
1954 CHW AL 33 P 31 27 14 209.2 42 5 36 1 3 .976 1.76 1.32 .959 2.01 1.99 2 4 67% 48% 2 AS
1955 CHW AL 34 P 18 11 1 58.2 14 2 11 1 0 .929 1.99 0.72 .956 1.99 1.97 1 0 0% 47% 0
1956 CHW AL 35 P 20 16 4 105.1 25 6 18 1 0 .960 2.05 1.20 .950 1.92 1.91 3 1 25% 44% 0
1957 CHW AL 36 P 30 20 6 142.2 28 5 23 0 1 1.000 1.77 0.93 .963 1.99 2.00 2 1 33% 47% 1
1958 CHW AL 37 P 14 2 0 29.2 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 2.73 0.64 .963 1.94 1.93 2 0 0% 46% 2
6 Seasons P 135 87 29 644.2 145 25 117 3 6 .979 1.98 1.05 .958 1.98 1.96 15 9 38% 48% 5
6 Seasons TOT 135 87 29 644.2 145 25 117 3 6 .979 1.98 1.05 .958 1.98 1.96 15 9 38% 48% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
1954 AL  16 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1954 AL  14 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1957 AL  2 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1954 AL  16 (10th)
1957 AL  22 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1954 AL  211 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1953 AL  1.9 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1957 AL  10 (7th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 7 (1722), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1164), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1404th), 3.2 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1946 Season: Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent.
  • April 3, 1952: Purchased by Syracuse (International) from the New York Yankees. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • October 13, 1952: Purchased by the Chicago White Sox from Syracuse (International).
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: Robert Bob bobby Charles robert Smiley Keegan

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