July 3, 1920|
|Died: December 11, 1978
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 19, 1944 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 1945 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||34|
|Earned run average||5.68|
The native of Cleveland, Ohio and alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). Although mainly an outfielder, O'Dea also played first base and was a left-handed pitcher. In 163 Major League games, O'Dea's career batting average was .272, and his earned run average was 5.68.
He had a ten-season minor league career and managed in the Cleveland farm system for all or parts of nine seasons between 1947 and 1960. After spending many years as a scout for the Indians, he died in Cleveland at the age of 58.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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