Tom Carey (second baseman)
October 11, 1906|
Hoboken, New Jersey
|Died: February 21, 1970
Rochester, New York
|July 19, 1935, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 7, 1946, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||167|
Thomas Francis Aloysius Carey (October 11, 1906 – February 21, 1970) was a second baseman who played in Major League Baseball between 1935 and 1946. Carey batted and threw right-handed. He was nicknamed "Scoops".
A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, Carey began his professional baseball career with the Chambersburg Young Yanks of the Blue Ridge League in 1930. He had a batting average of .306 that year, a personal best.
Carey reached the majors in 1936 with the St. Louis Browns, spending three years with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox (1939–42, 1945). His most productive season came in 1936 with St. Louis, when he hit .273 and posted career-highs in runs (58), RBI (57), doubles (27), triples (6) and games played (134). In an eight-season career, Carey was a .275 hitter with two home runs and 167 RBI in 466 games.
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