Do you remember Marty Keough?

Marty Keough on a 1962 Post cereal Canadian card

Marty Keough on a 1962 Post cereal Canadian card

Marty Keough was a journeyman that played in the major leagues off and on as an outfielder/first baseman from 1956-1966 for the Red Sox, Indians, Senators, Reds, Braves and the Cubs. During his 11 seasons in the big leagues he only had 2,008 plate appearances and he had a .242 carer batting average. Keough finished his playing career in 1968 when he spent a season with the Nankai Hawks in the Japanese Baseball League.

A big “bonus baby” when he signed with the Boston Red Sox prior to the 1952 season Keough arguably had his best year in his one and only season with the 1961 expansion Washington Senators when in 135 games Keough hit nine home runs and stole 12 bases while hitting for a .249 average. Marty Keough is the brother of Joe Keough and the father of Matt Keough. SABR Bio.

So why this blog about Marty Keough? No, he never wore a Minnesota Twins uniform but he did do something against the Twins that will live on in Met Stadium history, what did he do?

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One Response to Do you remember Marty Keough?

  1. jjswol says:

    The answer is that he was the first batter at Met Stadium in a major league game and he also had the first hit, a single and he scored the first run.

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