|Second baseman/Third baseman|
April 14, 1931|
|Died: June 26, 2015
|July 16, 1952, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1955, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||1|
Kal Hill Segrist (April 14, 1931 – June 26, 2015) was a utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1952) and Baltimore Orioles (1955). Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., Segrist batted and threw right-handed. He later became a coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
In a two-season career, Segrist was a .125 hitter (4-for-32) with four runs and one RBI in 20 games. He did not hit for any extra bases. In 17 infield appearances, he played at second base (12), third base (4) and first base (1), and posted a collective .977 fielding percentage (one error in 43 chances).
Before the 1955 season, in the largest transaction in major league history, the Yankees sent Segrist along with Harry Byrd, Don Leppert, Jim McDonald, Bill Miller, Willy Miranda, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos, Gene Woodling, and Ted Del Guercio to Baltimore in exchange for Mike Blyzka, Jim Fridley, Billy Hunter, Darrell Johnson, Dick Kryhoski, Don Larsen and Bob Turley.
Segrist then returned to college and received his bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University in 1962. Segrist and his wife, Becky, have four children, Kris, Scott, Sunny Beth and Sandy.
- "Former Texas Tech baseball coach Kal Segrist dies at 84". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. June 27, 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/text/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/2013-14/misc_non_event/BB2014MediaSupplement.pdf (p. 167)
- Kal Segrist page at Baseball-Reference
- Groner, Danny. "9 of the Biggest Trades in Baseball History—And How They Worked Out". mentalfloss.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Texas Tech Official Athletic Site: 2008 Baseball Media Guide
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