|Born: March 17, 1923
|Died: April 28, 1986
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 9, 1943 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 7, 1949 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Run batted in||261|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Patrick Seerey (March 17, 1923 – April 28, 1986) was an American outfielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball. He played for the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. He began his career at Lamar Porter Field in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was a 1941 gradudate of Little Rock Catholic High School.
Seerey started his minor league baseball career in 1941. He hit 31 home runs that season and 33 the next before making his debut with the Indians in 1943. In his 561-game career, he batted .224, with 86 homers and 261 runs batted in. Seerey led the league in strikeouts four times (1944–46, 1948), and was the fifth of 16 players in MLB history who hit four home runs in a single game, doing so for the White Sox on July 18, 1948. In an 11-inning, 12–11 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park, Seerey homered in three successive innings (fifth through seventh), belting his first two off starting pitcher Carl Scheib and the third off reliever Bob Savage. His fourth blast, in the 11th off Lou Brissie, sealed the ChiSox' victory. On that day, Seerey went 4-for-6 with seven runs batted in.
Seerey died in Jennings, Missouri at the age of 63.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- For more on Seerey's career, see Fred Schuld, "Pat Seerey," Society for American Baseball Research, Bioproject. [retrieved May 1, 2012]
- 1948-7-18 (1) box score from Retrosheet
|Batters with 4 home runs in one game
July 18, 1948
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