Tom Seaton

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Tom Seaton
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Pitcher
Born: (1887-08-30)August 30, 1887
Blair, Nebraska
Died: April 10, 1940(1940-04-10) (aged 52)
El Paso, Texas
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1912 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 23, 1917 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-loss record 93-65
Earned run average 3.14
Strikeouts 644
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Thomas Gordon Seaton was born on August 30, 1887, in Blair, Nebraska. In 1909, he was signed as a pitcher by the Portland, Oregon baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. In 1910 he was part of a pitching staff that included Gene Krapp, Jack Graney, Bill Steen and Vean Gregg. The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Seaton in 1912.

After struggling through a mediocre season in 1912, Seaton became a dominating pitcher in 1913 appearing in 52 games and compiling a 27–12 record in 322 innings. After a dispute involving his wife and the Phillies, Seaton signed with the Brooklyn Tip-Tops of the Federal League. Seaton went 25–14 that year. Seaton struggled in 1915.

After the Federal League folded after the 1915 season, Seaton pitched for the Chicago Cubs. He eventually was released and returned to the Pacific Coast League.

After the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, Seaton and Luther "Casey" Smith were released in May 1920 due to rumors "...regarding the practices of the players (Seaton and Smith) and their associates."

He died April 10, 1940.

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