Jimmy Keenan

Jimmy Keenan has been a SABR member since 2001. His grandfather, Jimmy Lyston, and four other family members were all professional baseball players. A frequent contributor to SABR publications, Keenan is the author of The Lystons: A Story of One Baltimore Family and Our National Pastime. He is a 2010 inductee into the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland’s Hall of Fame and a 2012 inductee into Baltimore’s Boys of Summer Hall of Fame.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Jimmy Keenan

  • Bill Hawke
  • Billy Martin
  • Billy Ripken
  • Bob Miller
  • Cal Ripken
  • Cal Ripken Sr.
  • Cupid Childs
  • Doc McJames
  • Jack Banta
  • Jack Dunn
  • Joe Kelley
  • John Lyston
  • Lefty George
  • Lefty Russell
  • Moonlight Graham

SABR Games Project stories written by Jimmy Keenan

  • October 15, 1970: Orioles clinch 1970 World Series championship in Game Five
  • October 4, 1969: Orioles win first-ever ALCS game
  • August 13, 1969: Jim Palmer no-hits the Athletics
  • April 27, 1968: Tom Phoebus throws Orioles’ 3rd no-hitter
  • April 30, 1967: Steve Barber and Stu Miller combine for no-hitter in a loss
  • July 8, 1936: Baltimore police tame the U.S. Olympic baseball team
  • September 7, 1929: Havana’s Luis E. Tiant knocked out in Baltimore exhibition game
  • July 19, 1923: Judge Landis Day in Salisbury, MD
  • August 26, 1922: Waynesboro wins despite unruly Martinsburg fans
  • April 18, 1919: Ruth Hits Six Home Runs in Six At-Bats
  • April 26, 1901: Baltimore Orioles win home opener in a new major league
  • June 15, 1894: Jack Lyston pitches his only game for Cleveland Spiders
  • May 19, 1894: Peoria shut out by Lincoln in Western Association home opener
  • August 16, 1893: Bill Hawke’s no-hitter
  • June 10, 1892: Seven hits in seven tries for Wilbert Robinson

SABR Journal Articles written by Jimmy Keenan

  • The 1958 Midsummer Classic
  • From the Gashouse to the Glasshouse: Leo Durocher and the 1972–73 Houston Astros
  • The 1929 Mack Attack

SABR Research Topics written by Jimmy Keenan 

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SABR Research Articles written by Jimmy Keenan 

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SABR Ballparks written by Jimmy Keenan 

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