2003 Hall of Fame Inductees BASEBALL
Rod Keogh

one of Washington State University's finest pitchers, Keogh settled in Tacoma after starring at Kent High School and Wazzu. The southpaw hurler included the Bellingham Bells, Woodworth Contractors and Tacoma Cheney Studs, all league champions when he pitched for them, among his teams of choice. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and was recruited by several colleges as a multi-sport prospect, but he concentrated on baseball at WSU. He pitched nine no-hitters in his career, one perfect game, and authored a one-hit, 10-inning shutout in the 1950 College World Series against USC. He was chosen by the legendary Buck Bailey to pitch the national championship game against Texas but lost a 3-0 decision in that one with Gene Conley relieving him in the late innings. Conley went on to pro stardom in Boston, as a Red Sox and a Celtic. Keogh passed on professional baseball with offers from Boston and New York, went in the Army, and returned to become a physical therapist in Tacoma. He also was one of the top handball players in the area.