Robert Francis Keefe
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 155 lb.
- School Santa Clara University
- Debut April 15, 1907
- Final Game July 26, 1912
- Born June 16, 1882 in Folsom, CA USA
- Died December 7, 1964 in Sacramento, CA USA
Bobby Keefe pitched three years in the majors. Five years of his minor league career were with Montreal, including in 1910 when he went 22-12.
Keefe made his major league debut with the 1907 Highlanders, posting a 2.50 ERA in 19 games. The team ERA was 3.03 and Keefe's 2.50 was the best on the team among players who appeared in at least ten games. Chase also played on the team.
In spite of Keefe's performance with the Highlanders, he did not come back to the majors until 1911, this time with the 1911 Cincinnati Reds. His 12 victories were second-best on the under-.500 team and his 2.69 ERA was the best among the starting rotation.
Keefe was less effective in 1912 and played his last major league game in July of that year. He spent part of 1912 as well as 1913-14 with Rochester, posting a record of 21-12 in 1913.