He began his career in 1927 with the National A.C. as a hard-hitting third baseman and then with the Taylor Swing Motors 1930-31, McClure Grocers 1933-34, Tallmadge 1935-36 (Suburban League Champs in 1935), Wormser Hats 1937, O'Neil's 1938 A Champs and closed out his playing days with Simpson Markets. Keith continually maintained a .300 batting average on all the teams he played on. Keith stayed close to baseball as a behind the scenes booster and joined the G.A.B.H.O.F. in 1986. He received the George Popp Service Award in 1989 for outstanding work contributed during that year to the Hall of Fame and continues to lend a hard working hand to the group.