Jim Keesey

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James Ward Keesey

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0½", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Keesey played over 20 seasons in pro ball, coming to the majors with the 1925 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1930 Philadelphia Athletics. The 1930 team won the 1930 World Series, but Jim did not appear in the postseason. Jim also managed in the minors for eight seasons.

As a minor league player, Keesey had three seasons with the Portsmouth Truckers, four seasons with the Portland Beavers, five seasons with the Oklahoma City Indians, two with the San Francisco Seals and two with the Boise Pilots, among other stops. With the 1930 Seals, he hit .358, tops among the regulars.

Jim scouted for the Chicago Cubs (1948-1949) and Cincinnati Reds (1950-1951). He died young, at age 48 in 1951, in Boise, ID.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1937 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 101-58 1st none Lost League Finals
1938 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 70-60 -- none -- replaced by John Fitzpatrick (19-10) on August 15
1939 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League 66-71 5th (t) Philadelphia Phillies
1940 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 26-35 -- none -- replaced by Rogers Hornsby (56-43) on June 9
1941 Boise Pilots Pioneer League 81-49 1st none Lost League Finals
1942 Boise Pilots Pioneer League 68-51 2nd none Lost League Finals
1946 Ogden Reds Pioneer League 68-59 3rd Cincinnati Reds
1947 Des Moines Bruins Western League 75-52 2nd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round

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