Seerey hits 4 HRs in one game!
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - A guy named Pat Seerey became the fifth man to hit four home runs in one game on this date in 1948, though the game went 11 innings. Pat who? Well, he was a 5ft 10in, 200 pound outfielder for, mostly, the Cleveland Indians, though he spent most of 1948 with the Chicago White Sox. That's who he was playing for when he hit the four home runs against the Philadelphia Athletics.
The Sox needed each one of those home runs as they held on to beat the Athletics 12-11 in the first game of a doubleheader. Seerey also walked away with $500 a local businessman said he would pay anyone who hit four home runs in a game.
Pat Seerey was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on St. Patrick's Day 1923. He played seven seasons in the major leagues. He hit 26 home runs in just 117 games in 1946, but he had a tendency to strike ouut a lot.
Seerey played his last major league game at age 26, less than a year after he hit the four home runs in one game.
The Associated Press (AP), Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 1948
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