Pat Seerey Stats

Pat Seerey was born on Saturday, March 17, 1923, in Wilburton, Oklahoma. Seerey was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 9, 1943, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Pat Seerey baseball stats page.

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"The Cleveland Indians , who needed a ' Babe Ruth ' to go with their Bob Feller , wondered today if they didn't have a reasonable facsimile in the person of fat Pat Seerey. Seerey, who packs 200 pounds on a five-foot, 10-inch frame is built a little along the lines of Ruth and at times he hits like him. Like Ruth , the pudgy pelter from Wilburton, Okla., has a tendency to strike out frequently, even though he hits for distance occasionally. Last season he led the league in strikeouts with 97, even though he also hit 14 home runs to compensate in part. Needing a long ball hitter desperately, Seerey has given the Indians hope that he might be the answer with solid swatting in Spring training games. He delivered his most telling blow yesterday, a four-run homer off the Giants ' rookie pitcher, Monte Kennedy , giving the Indians a 6-4 victory. Kennedy , pitching before home town friends here, was doing all right until the fourth when he walked two batters and hit another to fill the bases. Seerey emptied them with the homer." - The Circleville Herald (April 11, 1946, 'Indians See Big Possibility in Pat Seerey,' Page Ten)

Pat Seerey

Pat Seerey Autograph on a 1977 TCMA The War Years (#13)

Pat Seerey Autograph on a 1977 TCMA The War Years (#13)

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Birth Name:
James Patrick Seerey
Nickname:
Pat - Fat Pat - The People's Choice
Born On:
03-17-1923  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Wilburton, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-28-1986 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Jennings, Missouri
Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
High School:
Catholic High School (Little Rock, AR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
06-09-1943 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-07-1949
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Pat Seerey Pitching Stats

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Pat Seerey Hitting Stats

1943 20 Indians 26 72 8 16 3 0 1 0 5 4 0 19 0 0 0 3 .222 .263 .306
1944 21 Indians 101 342 39 80 16 0 15 0 39 19 0 99 3 0 1 10 .234 .276 .412
1945 22 Indians 126 414 56 98 22 2 14 2 56 66 0 97 5 0 0 9 .237 .342 .401
1946 23 Indians 117 404 57 91 17 2 26 1 62 65 4 101 6 0 1 12 .225 .334 .470
1947 24 Indians 82 216 24 37 4 1 11 0 29 34 1 66 1 0 0 7 .171 .284 .352
1948 25 Indians 10 23 7 6 0 0 1 0 6 7 1 8 1 0 0 2 .261 .433 .391
1948 25 White Sox 95 340 44 78 11 0 18 0 64 61 1 94 2 0 0 8 .229 .347 .421
1949 26 White Sox 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .429 .000
7 Years 561 1,815 236 406 73 5 86 3 261 259 7 485 18 0 2 51 .224 .321 .412

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Pat Seerey Fielding Stats

1943 Indians LF 16 13 255 39 2.4 38 35 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.02
1944 Indians CF 19 19 525 48 2.5 47 47 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.42
1944 Indians LF 63 59 1,383 154 2.4 152 146 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.97
1944 Indians RF 4 1 24 7 1.8 7 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.88
1945 Indians CF 28 27 282 63 2.3 62 61 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.94
1945 Indians LF 38 36 933 74 1.9 72 70 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.08
1945 Indians RF 69 49 1,254 103 1.5 100 96 4 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.15
1946 Indians CF 40 38 891 89 2.2 88 87 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.67
1946 Indians LF 39 37 855 90 2.3 89 87 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.81
1946 Indians RF 43 37 873 78 1.8 75 74 1 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.32
1947 Indians CF 1 0 3 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 18.00
1947 Indians LF 53 44 1,215 92 1.7 89 85 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.98
1947 Indians RF 16 9 291 22 1.4 21 19 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.95
1948 White Sox CF 12 11 291 31 2.6 30 30 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.78
1948 White Sox LF 82 82 2,049 184 2.2 181 172 9 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.39
1948 Indians RF 7 7 183 6 0.9 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.89
1949 White Sox RF 2 1 30 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
LF Totals 291 271 6,690 633 2.2 621 595 26 12 7 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.51
RF Totals 141 104 2,655 217 1.5 210 201 9 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.14
CF Totals 100 95 1,992 234 2.3 229 226 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.10
7 Years 532 470 11,337 1,084 2.0 1,060 1,022 38 24 11 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.52

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Pat Seerey Miscellaneous Stats

1943 Indians 0 0 .000 10 1 n/a 72.0 3.8 14.4 - - -
1944 Indians 0 2 .000 18 0 n/a 22.8 3.5 8.8 - - -
1945 Indians 1 2 .333 9 0 n/a 29.6 4.3 7.4 - - -
1946 Indians 2 3 .400 2 0 n/a 15.5 4.0 6.5 - - -
1947 Indians 0 1 .000 14 0 n/a 19.6 3.3 7.4 - - -
1948 Indians 0 0 .000 2 1 n/a 23.0 2.9 3.8 - - -
1948 White Sox 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 18.9 3.6 5.3 - - -
1949 White Sox 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
7 Years 3 8 .273 60 2 n/a 21.1 3.7 7.0 - - -

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Pat Seerey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 Cleveland Indians 23 Undetermined - -
1944 Cleveland Indians 23 Undetermined - -
1945 Cleveland Indians 23 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Cleveland Indians 23 Undetermined - -
1947 Cleveland Indians 30 Undetermined - -
1948 Cleveland Indians 37 Undetermined - -
1948 Chicago White Sox 5 Undetermined - -
1949 Chicago White Sox 5 Undetermined - -
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On July 18, 1948 , Pat Seerey hit four home runs in a game ( traditional box score / enhanced box score ). He was the first (and through today the only) Chicago White Sox player to join the four home runs in a game club , and he was the first right-handed hitter in American League history with four homers in a game . [First Left-Handed Hitter= Lou Gehrig ]

Pat Seerey, Four Home Runs in a Game
Pat Seerey Newspaper Story| St. Louis Post Dispatch | January 18, 1966 | Page 2
Did you know that less than one week after hitting four home runs in a game , Pat Seerey set another Major League record (but not one he probably wanted)? During a doubleheader on July 24, 1948 ( Game 1 / Game 2 ), The People's Choice struck out seven times, setting a new record for strikeouts in a doubleheader (since tied in both leagues).

Larry Doby and Jim Thome each led the American League in strikeouts while wearing a Cleveland Indians uniform twice during their career. Doby did it first, striking out a league leading 111 times in 1952, then 121 times in 1953. Thome was the last two-time Indian league leader, striking out 171 times in 1999, then 185 times in 2001. The only player in Indians history to lead the league in strikeouts more than Doby & Thome is Pat Seerey, who was tops in the junior circuit in 1944 (99 strikeouts), 1945 (97 strikeouts), 1946 (101 strikeouts), three full seasons in Cleveland , then in 1948 (102 strikeouts) he led again, splitting his time with The Tribe and the Chicago White Sox . [ Year by Year Leader for Striking Out ]

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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