Joe Kiefer

Joe Kiefer

Joe Kiefer
Born: (1899-07-19)July 19, 1899
West Leyden, New York
Died: July 5, 1975(1975-07-05) (aged 75)
Utica, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1920 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1926 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0-5
Earned run average 6.16
Strikeouts 9

Joseph William Kiefer [Harlem Joe or Smoke] (July 19, 1899 – July 5, 1975) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 190 lb., Kiefer batted and threw right-handed. He was born in West Leyden, New York.

In a three-season career, Kiefer posted a 0–5 record with a 6.16 ERA in 15 appearances, including four starts, nine strikeouts, and 49⅔ innings of work. He also pitched in the minors for 21 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Kiefer died in Utica, New York at age 75.[1]


External links

  • Baseball Reference
  • BR Bullpen