Paul O'Dea

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Paul O'Dea
Born: (1920-07-03)July 3, 1920
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: December 11, 1978(1978-12-11) (aged 58)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 19, 1944 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1945 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .272
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 34
Earned run average 5.68
Innings pitched 6⅓

Paul O'Dea (July 3, 1920 – December 11, 1978) was an American professional baseball player, manager and scout. He saw Major League service during World War II for the 1944 and 1945 Cleveland Indians.

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.

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