Before coming to Los Angeles in 1920 to hurl for the Angels in the Pacific Coast League, Raymond Herbert Keating, from Bridgeport, Connecticutt, enjoyed a successful major league career, beginning with the New York Highlanders in 1912 and later with the Yankees from 1913 to 1918. He finished with the Braves in 1919. He was out of the PCL until 1925, when he joined the Senators in Sacramento, where he stayed until being traded to the Portland Beavers in 1930. The following year he was traded to Seattle. He returned to Seattle to pitch for the Rainiers in 1934, before finishing off his professional baseball career. He returned to Sacramento in his retirement.