Carey Selph

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Carey Selph
Third baseman
Born: (1901-12-05)December 5, 1901
Donaldson, Arkansas
Died: February 24, 1976(1976-02-24) (aged 74)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 1929, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1932, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 58

Carey Isom Selph (December 5, 1901 – February 24, 1976) was a professional baseball infielder. He played two seasons in Major League Baseball.

Selph began his professional career in 1926 with the Fort Smith Twins, scoring an amazing 169 runs.[1] He was soon acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals, and finished the season with the Syracuse Chiefs. After spending 1928 with the Houston Buffaloes in the Texas League, he made his major league debut in 1929 for the Cardinals. In 25 games, Selph played mostly as a second baseman, batting .235.

After two seasons back in the minor leagues with the Buffaloes, Selph was drafted from the Cardinals by the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 1931 in the Rule 5 draft. He played 116 games for the White Sox in 1932, mostly at third base, batting .283 with 51 RBI. After the season, he was traded back to the Cardinals and never played in the majors again. He played two more seasons with the Buffaloes, serving as a player-manager for them in 1933-34.

Selph was elected to the Texas League Hall of Fame in 2007.


  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. D–20.