September 24, 1910|
Farmington, North Carolina
|Died: May 10, 1992
San Ramon, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Left|
|May 4, 1940 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1945 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||4.47|
Thomas Edward Seats (September 24, 1910 – May 10, 1992) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1940) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1945). The 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 190 lb. left-hander was a native of Farmington, North Carolina.
Seats was 2–2 for the Tigers in 1940, and then was 10–7 for the Dodgers five years later during World War II. He made his major league debut in relief on May 4, 1940 against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. His first major league win came two days later, also in relief, in a 6–4 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He pitched his first major league shutout on May 11, 1945 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Ebbets Field. The score was 7–0.
Seats died at the age of 81 in San Ramon, California.
- Even though he pitched just 121.2 innings in 1945, Seats tied for ninth among National League hurlers with 5 hit batsmen. By contrast, it took the other five pitchers who were tied with him for ninth an average of 179.2 innings to hit the same number of batters.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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