Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20

1957 Topps #99 - Bob Keegan

On this day in 1957, Bob Keegan threw the first night no-hitter in White Sox history.

In his last good year, Keegan pitched a no-hitter against the Washington Senators in front of the home crowd at Comiskey Park. Bob's only blemishes on the evening were walks to catcher Lou Berberet in the fifth and pinch hitter Faye Throneberry in the sixth inning. Berberet was left on base and Throneberry was eliminated during a double play off the bat of third baseman Eddie Yost.

Keegan pitched for the White Sox, his only team, from 1953 until 1958. He compiled a record of 40-36 over those six seasons. Bob's best season came in 1954, when he won sixteen games and was an All-Star.

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