George Susce (catcher)
August 13, 1907|
|Died: February 25, 1986
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 23, 1929 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1944 for the Cleveland Indians|
George Cyril Methodius Susce (August 13, 1907 – February 25, 1986) was an American Major League Baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1929), Detroit Tigers (1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939), St. Louis Browns (1940) and Cleveland Indians (1941–44). Susce was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.816 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). His son, 1⁄2George Jr., was a Major League pitcher.
In 8 seasons he played in 146 Games and had 268 At Bats, 23 Runs, 61 Hits, 11 Doubles, 1 Triple, 2 Home Runs, 22 RBI, 1 Stolen Base, 25 Walks, .228 Batting Average, .301 On-base percentage, .299 Slugging Percentage, 80 Total Bases and 10 Sacrifice Hits.
Susce served as a Major League bullpen coach for 29 years, for the Indians (1941–49), Boston Red Sox (1950–54), Kansas City Athletics (1955–56), Milwaukee Braves (1958–59), and the expansion Washington Senators/Texas Rangers (1961–67; 1969–72). He managed in the farm systems of the Indians (1948) and Red Sox (1950), but also spent at least parts of those seasons as a Major League coach with the parent clubs. In addition, Susce coached for the Triple-A Louisville Colonels and Jacksonville Suns.
- The Baseball Register 1965 edition. St. Louis: The Sporting News
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