Tom Carey (second baseman)

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Tom Carey
Tom Carey 1940 Play Ball.jpeg
Second baseman
Born: (1906-10-11)October 11, 1906
Hoboken, New Jersey
Died: February 21, 1970(1970-02-21) (aged 63)
Rochester, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 19, 1935, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1946, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 167
Teams

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.

Following his playing retirement, Carey coached for the Red Sox. He died in Rochester, New York, at the age of 63.

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