Keen Baffles Philadelphia Batters
Saturday, October 9th, 1948
The Chicago Traders shut out the Philadelphia Quakers 2-0 today behind the strong pitching of Dave Keen. Keen surrendered only 4 hits in recording the complete-game victory, and struck out 2.
Following the last out, Keen appeared to celebrate a little too boisterously for Philadelphia manager Zeke Vanderbilt, who could be seen scolding the famously outspoken right-hander as the clubs left the field. Keen's own manager then intervened with some words for his counterpart.
The Quakers skipper would not comment on the exchange, but at the Traders press conference, Keen confirmed that it was regarding the celebration.
"He basically told me I was being a lousy winner," Keen said.
"And I told him he was being a lousy loser," Chicago manager Winston Tinker added.
Season-to-date Keen has rung up 19 wins and 8 losses in 33 appearances. He has an ERA of 3.35 and has fanned 109 batters in 263 innings.
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