Victor Keen, Jr. - Umpire
Inducted in 1986
Born in the Capital city, Vic moved here in 1933. According to Keen, "We were passing through Salisbury when our car broke down, and we have been here ever since." The U.S. Navy interrupted his education in 1942, and finished his education upon his return in 1946. It was while in the Navy that Keen began his umpiring career at a very young age in the West Coast League 1944-45.
After high school was completed, Vic graduated from Salisbury State College in 1950, continuing to do local umpiring. He umpired in the Central Shore League, American Legion, and Pony League baseball. He loved call games and through the years became one of the best. That he loved the game so much showed through his work on the field.
Vic devoted his life to the education profession until his retirement in 1981 when he devoted his spare time to umpiring. He was inducted into the Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1986 as one of the best umpires to work the local circuits.