Tom Seats

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Tom Seats
Born: (1910-09-24)September 24, 1910
Farmington, North Carolina
Died: May 10, 1992(1992-05-10) (aged 81)
San Ramon, California
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 4, 1940, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1945, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Record 12-9
Earned run average 4.47
Strikeouts 69

Thomas Edward Seats (September 24, 1910 – May 10, 1992) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1940) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1945). The 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 190 lb. left-hander was a native of Farmington, North Carolina.

Seats was 2–2 for the Tigers in 1940, and then was 10–7 for the Dodgers five years later during World War II. He made his major league debut in relief on May 4, 1940 against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. His first major league win came two days later, also in relief, in a 6–4 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He pitched his first major league shutout on May 11, 1945 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Ebbets Field. The score was 7–0.

Career totals for 57 games include a 12–9 record, 20 games started, 6 complete games, 2 shutouts, 14 games finished, and 1 save. He allowed 88 earned runs in 177.1 innings pitched for an ERA of 4.47.

Seats died at the age of 81 in San Ramon, California.


  • Even though he pitched just 121.2 innings in 1945, Seats tied for ninth among National League hurlers with 5 hit batsmen. By contrast, it took the other five pitchers who were tied with him for ninth an average of 179.2 innings to hit the same number of batters.

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