Tom Keefe (left) and Yankees legend Don Larsen.

We’d like to welcome Tom Keefe to the Baseball United Foundation Board of Directors!

Tom is a retired lawyer and longtime baseball fan from Spokane, WA. A frequent visitor to Ireland, Tom is very proud of his role in establishing a sister city relationship between Seattle, WA, and Galway over 35 years ago.

Tom is the founder and president of the Eddie Gaedel Society. The Society is dedicated to preserving the memory of Eddie Gaedel, who became the first fan to appear in a Major League Baseball game when he had one at-bat for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951. For his work in promoting baseball and Eddie Gaedel’s contribution to the game, Tom was awarded the prestigious Hilda Award by the Baseball Reliquary in 2015.

Tom recruited longtime friend and NY Yankees legend, the late Don Larsen, to support the Under-18 Irish National Baseball Team in 2018 with a generous donation of autographed baseballs and photos.