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Charlie Keller

Middletown's Own… Pride Character, & Sportsmanship

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2017
1. Charlie Keller Marker
Inscription.
Charles E. “Charlie” Keller Jr.
Sept. 12, 1916 -May 23, 1990 "

American League Player 1939-1952 … New York Yankee star 1939­1949, 1952… played with Detroit Tigers 1950 and 51. Career stats.…286 Ba… 189 HR…760 RBI Graduate of Middletown High School, 1933 and University of Maryland Signed by N. Y. Yankees in 1936 Was International League Rookie of Year in 1937 hitting .353 1939 Rookie season with Yanks hit .334 … played first game May 2 day Gehrig's streak ended … Starred in 39 World Series batting .438 with 3 home runs… in 1940 batted .286 and led league in walks with 106 … In 1941 hit .298 with 33 HR and 122 RBI … first outfield in league history to hit 30 home runs each… batted .389 in World series … 1942 … hit .292 with 26 home runs and 108 RBI… hit 3 home runs in World Series … 1943 hit .271 with 31 HR and 86 RBI led league in walks with 106 … had 2 more RBI'S for 18 in 19 World Series games… 1944 & 45 … career interrupted by military service… 1946 hit, 275 BA with 30 HR 101 RBI… only returning veteran to have great season… 1947 career cut short by back operation and ended his career with Yanks. In 1952… was coach with Yanks in 1957 .… retired to raise horses at Yankeeland Farm in Frederick with equal pride as his baseball career.
 
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Charlie Keller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2017
2. Charlie Keller Marker
26.353′ N, 77° 32.683′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the baseball field in Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 South Church Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middletown (approx. 0.3 miles away); 8 West Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Coblentz-Long Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clovinger House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main's Ice Cream Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Arnett Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valley Savings Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Charlie Keller. by Nelson ‘Chip’ Greene, “[This marker] stands in the deepest reaches of center field. In 1930, however, the baseball diamond at Memorial Park was reversed, and the spot on which the pillar was erected is the exact place where Charlie Keller stood at home plate and learned to hit a baseball.” (Submitted on August 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Charlie Keller image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2017
3. Charlie Keller
Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 25, 2017
4. Memorial Park
310 South Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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