Gordon Seyfried

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Gordon Seyfried
Born: (1937-07-04) July 4, 1937 (age 82)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1963, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1964, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics

Gordon Clay Seyfried (born July 4, 1937 in Long Beach, California) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1963 to 1964 for the Cleveland Indians. He was 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and he weighed 185 pounds. Prior to playing professionally, he attended Woodrow Wilson High School.[1]

Seyfried was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1956. In this minors, he had some success. For example, he led Eastern League in wins in 1958, with 17, while playing for the Lancaster Red Roses. In 1960, he played with the Denver Bears. In 1964, The Sporting News said his number one pitch was a slider. However, other sources say he threw a knuckleball. On November 27, 1962, Seyfried was traded with Ron Nischwitz to the Cleveland Indians for Bubba Phillips.[2]

He made his big league debut on September 13, 1963, against the Los Angeles Angels. Relieving Early Wynn, Seyfried pitched one inning, allowing two hits and no runs in his big league debut. Overall, he appeared in three games in his first season. Despite allowing nine hits and three walks (with only one strikeout) in 7​13 innings, he posted an excellent 1.23 ERA. He appeared in two games in 1964, allowing four hits but no runs. He played his final big league game on April 28, 1964. Overall, Seyfried was 0–1 with an 0.93 ERA in 9​23 innings of work. Although his major league career was over, however, he still pitched in the minors. For example, he pitched for the Portland Beavers in 1966.[3]