Wayne Causey

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Wayne Causey
Infielder
Born: (1936-12-26) December 26, 1936 (age 81)
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) is a former American Major League Baseball infielder with the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, California Angels and the Atlanta Braves between 1955 and 1968.

Major League Baseball[edit]

Causey finished 21st in voting for the 1963 American League MVP. He played in 139 games and had 8 home runs, 44 RBI, and a .280 batting average. He finished 25th in voting for 1964 AL MVP, and he led the league in times on base (265). He had 8 Home Runs, 49 RBI, and a .281 batting average that year.

In 11 seasons he played in 1,105 games and had 819 hits, 35 home runs, 285 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a .252 batting average.

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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