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 Hank “Hank” Severeid

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Hank “Hank” Severeid

  • Original Name Henry Levai
  • Birth 1 Jun 1891 Story City, Story County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 1968 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 43769392

Major League Baseball Player. He was eighteen years old when he broke into the minor leagues in 1909 with the Burlington Pathfinders in the Central Association. In 1910 he played with the Ottumwa Packers, also in the Central Association. He caught the eye of scouts and was brought up to the major leagues in 1911 with the Cincinnati Reds. He was a catcher for four teams in fifteen years in the majors. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1911 to 1913), St. Louis Browns (1915 to 1925), Washington Senators (1925 to 1926), and finished with the New York Yankees (1926). In 4,312 plate appearances he posted a .289 batting average. In 1924 he finished 6th in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player. After his major league career ended, he continued to play in the minor leagues, finally ending his playing days with Galveston in the Texas League at age 46 in 1937. He continued to stay in baseball as a minor league manager and scout.

Bio by: Mel Bashore

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  • Originally Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 31 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43769392
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hank “Hank” Severeid (1 Jun 1891–17 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43769392, citing Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .