Pitcher – 1991
Ed Keegan’s high school career statistics speak for themselves. In three varsity seasons he was 26-2, allowing just 9 earned runs for a 3.73 ERA. In 169 innings he gave up just 69 hits while recording 297 strikeouts with only 57 walks.
Keegan signed with the Phillies in 1957 and, after a short period with the parent club, was sent to High Point in the Carolina League to finish the season. He started 1958 with Williamsport where he was 7-5 with an ERA of 3.20 and helped his team to a division championship. A call from the Phillies towards season’s end had him start games against the Dodgers, Pirates and Cardinals. He was then sent to Kansas City, and after a few relief appearances was sent back to Philadelphia. He then was moved to Buffalo where he helped the team nail down the “Little World Series” in 1959.
In 1960, Keegan developed a shoulder problem in Spring Training and was later sent home for the season. After giving it another try in 1961, it was shown that the injury was not healed and was given his release. Ed then settled in Malaga, NJ where he spends much of his time coaching youngsters in the local recreational programs.