December 26, 1936 |
|June 5, 1955, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 1968, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||285|
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
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.
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. In 1964, he was named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges."
Causey currently resides in Ruston, Louisiana, with his wife Patsy. Causey has four grandchildren.
- 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.
- "Causey Prepared For New Career". Louisiana, Monroe. Monroe Morning World. January 24, 1965. p. 18. Retrieved December 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference