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James Patrick "Pat" Seerey
Birth: Mar. 17, 1923
Wilburton
Latimer County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1986
Jennings
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The chunky 5-foot-10, 200-pound right-handed slugger tied a big-league record by walloping four home runs in a game on July 18, 1948, connecting in the fourth and fifth innings off Carl Scheib, the sixth off Bob Savage and the 11th off Lou Brissie to give the Chicago White Sox a 12-11 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. Up to that time only four other players had turned the trick - Bobby Lowe, Ed Delahanty, Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein. He also tied an American League record, held by Ty Cobb, Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, with 16 total bases in the game. The outfielder played for the Cleveland Indians from 1943 to June 2, 1948, when he was traded along with pitcher Al Gettel to the White Sox for outfielder Bob Kennedy. He led the AL four times in strikeouts: 99 in 1944, 97 in 1945, 101 in 1946 and 102 in 1948. Just six days after his home-run spree in Philadelphia, he set a major-league record by striking out seven times in a doubleheader. He never hit for a high average. He batted .234 with 15 homers in 1944, .237 with 14 homers in 1945, .225 with 26 homers in 1946 and .231 with 19 homers in 1948. His 26 round-trippers in 1946 were fourth in the league behind Hank Greenberg's 44, Ted Williams' 38 and Charlie Keller's 30 and one ahead of Joe DiMaggio. When his career ended after the 1949 season, his lifetime totals were .224, 73 doubles, five triples, 86 homers and 261 runs batted in.
 (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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  Jeanne A Seerey (1925 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 29, Lot 1301, Grave 1
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Nov 24, 2002
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James Patrick Pat Seerey
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James Patrick Pat Seerey
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