|Born: March 17, 1923
|Died: April 28, 1986
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 9, 1943 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 7, 1949 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Run batted in||261|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Patrick Seerey (March 17, 1923 – April 28, 1986) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Seerey played in Major League Baseball for seven seasons in the American League with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. In 561 career games, Seerey recorded a batting average of .224 and accumulated 86 home runs and 261 runs batted in (RBI).
Seerey started his minor league baseball career in 1941. He hit 31 home runs that season and 33 the next before making his debut with the Indians in 1943. In his 561-game career, he batted .224, with 86 homers and 261 runs batted in. Seerey led the league in strikeouts four times (1944–46, 1948), and was the fifth of 16 players in MLB history who hit four home runs in a single game, doing so for the White Sox on July 18, 1948. In an 11-inning, 12–11 triumph over the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park, Seerey homered in three successive innings (fifth through seventh), belting his first two off starting pitcher Carl Scheib and the third off reliever Bob Savage. His fourth blast, in the 11th off Lou Brissie, sealed the ChiSox' victory. On that day, Seerey went 4-for-6 with seven runs batted in.1
Seerey died in Jennings, Missouri at the age of 63.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Pat Seerey at the SABR Bio Project, by Fred Schuld, retrieved 23 February 2014