Wayne Causey

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Wayne Causey
Infielder
Born: (1936-12-26) December 26, 1936 (age 80)
Ruston, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 1955, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1968, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .252
Home runs 35
Runs batted in 285
Teams

James Wayne Causey (born December 26, 1936) was an Infielder for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–57), Kansas City Athletics (1961–66), Chicago White Sox (1966–68), California Angels (1968) and Atlanta Braves (1968).

Major League Baseball[edit]

Causey finished 21st in voting for the 1963 American League MVP for playing in 139 Games and having 554 At Bats, 72 Runs, 155 Hits, 32 Doubles, 4 Triples, 8 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 4 Stolen Bases, 56 Walks, .280 Batting Average, .345 On-base percentage, .395 Slugging Percentage, 219 Total Bases, 7 Sacrifice Hits, 2 Sacrifice Flies and 3 Intentional Walks.

Causey finished 25th in voting for 1964 AL MVP for leading the league in Times on Base (265) and playing in 157 Games and having 604 At Bats, 82 Runs, 170 Hits, 31 Doubles, 4 Triples, 8 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 88 Walks, .281 Batting Average, .377 On-base percentage, .386 Slugging Percentage, 233 Total Bases, 2 Sacrifice Hits, 4 Sacrifice Flies and 3 Intentional Walks.

In 11 seasons he played in 1,105 Games and had 3,244 At Bats, 357 Runs, 819 Hits, 130 Doubles, 26 Triples, 35 Home Runs, 285 RBI, 12 Stolen Bases, 390 Walks, .252 Batting Average, .333 On-base percentage, .341 Slugging Percentage, 1,106 Total Bases, 41 Sacrifice Hits, 31 Sacrifice Flies and 25 Intentional Walks.

Education[edit]

Causey is a 1955 graduate of Neville High School, Monroe, Louisiana. He received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northeast Louisiana State College in 1965, after taking classes during each off-season from 1956 on.[1] In 1964, he was named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges."[2]

Retirement[edit]

Causey currently resides in Ruston, Louisiana, with his wife Patsy. Causey has four grandchildren.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGuff, Joe (January 27, 1965). "Talk of the Times". Missouri, Kansas City. The Kansas City Times. p. 13. Retrieved November 30, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Causey Prepared For New Career". Louisiana, Monroe. Monroe Morning World. January 24, 1965. p. 18. Retrieved December 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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