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Vic Keen

Howard Victor Keen

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

Born: March 16, 1899 in Bel Air, MD
High School: Snow Hill HS (Snow Hill, MD)
Schools: McDaniel College (Westminster, MD), University of Maryland (College Park, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 13, 1918 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Athletics 1918-1927

Final Game: September 13, 1927 (Age 28)
Died: December 10, 1976 in Salisbury, MD
Buried: First Baptist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke City, MD
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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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1918 19 PHA AL 0 1 .000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 91 1.250 10.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.00
1921 22 CHC NL 0 3 .000 4.68 5 4 1 1 0 0 25.0 29 17 13 0 9 9 1 0 1 105 83 1.520 10.4 0.0 3.2 3.2 1.00
1922 23 CHC NL 1 2 .333 3.89 7 2 2 2 0 1 34.2 36 20 15 4 10 11 1 0 0 147 108 1.327 9.3 1.0 2.6 2.9 1.10
1923 24 CHC NL 12 8 .600 3.00 35 17 15 10 0 1 177.0 169 70 59 8 57 46 5 0 2 738 133 1.277 8.6 0.4 2.9 2.3 0.81
1924 25 CHC NL 15 14 .517 3.80 40 28 8 15 0 3 234.2 242 112 99 17 80 75 4 1 4 995 102 1.372 9.3 0.7 3.1 2.9 0.94
1925 26 CHC NL 2 6 .250 6.26 30 8 15 1 0 1 83.1 125 61 58 9 41 19 0 0 0 395 70 1.992 13.5 1.0 4.4 2.1 0.46
1926 27 STL NL 10 9 .526 4.56 26 21 3 12 1 0 152.0 179 89 77 15 42 29 1 0 1 658 86 1.454 10.6 0.9 2.5 1.7 0.69
1927 28 STL NL 2 1 .667 4.81 21 0 8 0 0 0 33.2 39 21 18 3 8 12 2 0 2 152 85 1.396 10.4 0.8 2.1 3.2 1.50
8 Yrs 42 44 .488 4.11 165 81 52 41 1 6 748.1 828 393 342 57 248 202 14 1 10 3221 97 1.438 10.0 0.7 3.0 2.4 0.81
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .488 4.11 46 22 14 11 0 2 207 229 109 95 16 69 56 4 0 3 890 97 1.438 10.0 0.7 3.0 2.4 0.81
CHC (5 yrs) 30 33 .476 3.96 117 59 41 29 0 6 554.2 601 280 244 38 197 160 11 1 7 2380 101 1.439 9.8 0.6 3.2 2.6 0.81
STL (2 yrs) 12 10 .545 4.61 47 21 11 12 1 0 185.2 218 110 95 18 50 41 3 0 3 810 86 1.443 10.6 0.9 2.4 2.0 0.82
PHA (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 91 1.250 10.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.00
NL (7 yrs) 42 43 .494 4.12 164 80 52 41 1 6 740.1 819 390 339 56 247 201 14 1 10 3190 97 1.440 10.0 0.7 3.0 2.4 0.81
AL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 91 1.250 10.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.00

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
1918 19 PHA AL 8.0 1 1 3 3.38 3.45 0.08 0.00 110.0 3.71 0 0.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .534 .500
1921 22 CHC NL 25.0 5 4 17 6.12 4.20 0.01 0.00 98.4 4.12 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .398 .497
1922 23 CHC NL 34.2 7 2 20 5.19 5.04 0.02 0.00 106.4 5.34 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 4 .505 .500
1923 24 CHC NL 176.2 35 17 70 3.57 4.80 0.27 0.00 101.6 4.60 20 2.0 1.0 -0.1 3.4 36 .557 .512
1924 25 CHC NL 234.2 40 28 112 4.30 4.53 0.15 0.00 102.3 4.48 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 2.5 25 .516 .504
1925 26 CHC NL 83.1 30 8 61 6.59 5.15 0.20 0.00 107.5 5.33 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .464 .493
1926 27 STL NL 152.0 26 21 89 5.27 4.58 0.28 0.00 102.8 4.41 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .443 .491
1927 28 STL NL 34.0 21 0 21 5.56 4.83 0.37 0.00 104.4 4.65 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .485 .498
8 Seasons 748.1 165 81 393 4.73 4.69 0.21 0.00 103.0 4.62 -9 -0.7 1.0 -0.4 5.3 57 .496 .501
CHC (5 yrs) 554.1 117 59 280 4.55 4.73 0.18 0.00 102.9 4.69 9 1.1 1.0 -0.3 5.5 58 .509 .503
STL (2 yrs) 186.0 47 21 110 5.32 4.62 0.30 0.00 103.1 4.45 -18 -1.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .462 .494
PHA (1 yr) 8.0 1 1 3 3.38 3.45 0.08 0.00 110.0 3.71 0 0.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .534 .500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1926 27 STL NL WS W NYY 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Standard Batting

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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
1918 19 PHA AL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1 /1
1921 22 CHC NL 5 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 -52 0 0 1 /1
1922 23 CHC NL 7 13 12 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 72 4 0 1 /1
1923 24 CHC NL 35 62 53 9 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 16 .151 .167 .189 .355 -6 10 0 8 1
1924 25 CHC NL 40 85 77 2 12 1 0 0 8 0 1 4 23 .156 .198 .169 .366 -1 13 0 4 1
1925 26 CHC NL 30 26 25 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .240 .240 .280 .520 31 7 0 1 1
1926 27 STL NL 26 57 53 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 15 .057 .091 .057 .148 -60 3 0 2 1
1927 28 STL NL 21 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 32 1 0 0 1
8 Yrs 165 256 230 18 34 4 0 0 12 1 1 8 70 .148 .176 .165 .342 -9 38 0 18
162 Game Avg. 162 251 226 18 33 4 0 0 12 1 8 69 .148 .176 .165 .342 -9 37 0 18
CHC (5 yrs) 117 193 172 14 30 4 0 0 11 1 1 6 52 .174 .202 .198 .400 6 34 0 15
STL (2 yrs) 47 61 57 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 17 .070 .102 .070 .172 -54 4 0 2
PHA (1 yr) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1
NL (7 yrs) 164 254 229 18 34 4 0 0 12 1 1 8 69 .148 .177 .166 .343 -9 38 0 17
AL (1 yr) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1

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
1918 19 PHA AL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .455 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1921 22 CHC NL 5 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1922 23 CHC NL 7 13 -1 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .514 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1923 24 CHC NL 35 62 -10 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1924 25 CHC NL 40 85 -12 -0 0 0 7 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .488 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 1
1925 26 CHC NL 30 26 -3 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1926 27 STL NL 26 57 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .472 .496 -0.7 -0.0 -7 1
1927 28 STL NL 21 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 0.0 0 -0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 -0 1
8 Seasons 165 256 -40 0 0 0 24 -16 -1.7 0 -16 -1.7 .490 .498 -1.6 -0.0 -16
CHC (5 yrs) 117 193 -27 0 0 0 18 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .493 .498 -0.8 -0.0 -8
STL (2 yrs) 47 61 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .484 .498 -0.7 -0.0 -7
PHA (1 yr) 1 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .455 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1926 27 STL NL WS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1918 PHA AL 19 P 1 1 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.81 2.80
1921 CHC NL 22 P 5 4 1 25.0 8 0 7 1 1 .875 2.52 1.40 .952 2.66 2.66
1922 CHC NL 23 P 7 2 2 34.2 9 0 8 1 0 .889 2.08 1.14 .957 2.39 2.36
1923 CHC NL 24 P 35 17 10 177.0 43 5 35 3 2 .930 2.03 1.14 .958 2.41 2.40
1924 CHC NL 25 P 40 28 15 234.2 49 6 42 1 1 .980 1.84 1.20 .965 2.52 2.51
1925 CHC NL 26 P 30 8 1 83.1 28 1 26 1 2 .964 2.92 0.90 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 STL NL 27 P 26 21 12 152.0 36 7 29 0 0 1.000 2.13 1.38 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 STL NL 28 P 21 0 0 33.2 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 2.41 0.43 .958 2.33 2.31
8 Seasons P 165 81 41 748.1 182 20 155 7 6 .962 2.10 1.06 .959 2.49 2.45
8 Seasons TOT 165 81 41 748.1 182 20 155 7 6 .962 2.10 1.06 .959 2.49 2.45
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1923 NL  3.00 (3rd)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1923 NL  .600 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1923 NL  1.277 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1923 NL  8.593 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1924 NL  40 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1924 NL  3 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1924 NL  234.7 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1924 NL  75 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  17 (2nd)
1926 NL  15 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1924 NL  80 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1924 NL  242 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1924 NL  14 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  99 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1924 NL  4 (7th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1924 NL  995 (7th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1925 NL  15 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1923 NL  133 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1923 NL  21 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1923 NL  2.0 (5th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1924 NL  40 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1918 AL  born 1899-03-16 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 20 (1090), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1455), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1756), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1293rd), 3.7 career WAR/4.7 7yr-peak WAR/4.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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