Ed Keegan, 75, who pitched briefly with the Phillies and Kansas City Athletics after a spectacular career at Haddonfield High, died Sunday at his daughter's home in Franklinville, N.J., according to Larry Shenk, the Phillies' vice president of alumni relations.
The hard-throwing righthander was signed by the Phillies in 1957 after compiling a 26-2 career record and a 0.37 ERA at Haddonfield. Two years later, Mr. Keegan made his major-league debut with the Phillies at age 20.
Mr. Keegan, who stood 6-foot-3 and weighed 165 pounds, was 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in 13 big-league games, highlighted by a strikeout of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. He had a 40-35 record and a 3.48 ERA in six minor-league seasons.
Shoulder problems caused Mr. Keegan to retire at age 22 early in the 1962 season, one in which he had a 2.25 ERA in four appearances with the Phillies.
In 1991, Mr. Keegan was inducted into the South Jersey Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at Haddonfield, where he struck out 297 batters in 169 innings and allowed just 69 hits. He was the first Haddonfield graduate to reach the majors, followed by Rawly Eastwick, who led the National League in saves in 1975 and 1976.
Mr. Keegan spent most of his adult life living in Malaga, N.J., and helped coach in local Little Leagues.
Services will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Clayton Baptist Church.