charles e. keller
After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in agricultural economics in 1937, "Charlie" Keller signed with the New York Yankees to become a member of one of baseball's most famous outfields with Joe DiMaggio and Tommy Henrich. Upon retirement from baseball in 1952, Keller became involved with Standardbreds, eventually purchasing property near Frederick, Maryland to establish Yankeeland Farm. Over the years, the foals and racehorses produced there have carried the "Yankee" tag in their names. Among them were such outstanding performers as Fresh Yankee, T.V. Yankee, Yankee Bambino, Yankee Predator, Rowdy Yankee and Tempered Yankee. By the late 1980s, Yankeeland Farm had risen to the top fifteen on the leading money-winners breeding list. Charlie Keller died in 1990 at age seventy-three.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals