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Tom Carey

American baseball player

Died when: 63 years 133 days (760 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Tom Carey

Thomas Francis Aloysius Carey (October 11, 1906 – February 21, 1970) was a second baseman who played in Major League Baseball between 1935 and 1946.Nicknamed "Scoops" for his defensive ability, Carey batted and threw right-handed.

He was listed as 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and 170 pounds (77 kg).The native of Hoboken, New Jersey, began his professional baseball career with the Chambersburg Young Yanks of the Blue Ridge League in 1930.

He had a batting average of .306 that year, a personal best.He then was acquired by the St.Louis Cardinals' organization and toiled in their system for five years, including three with the top-level Rochester Red Wings.

Carey reached the majors in 1936 with the Cardinals' American League rivals, the St.Louis Browns, spending three years with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox (1939–42; 1946).

His most productive season came in his rookie season with the Browns, when he hit .273 and posted career-highs in runs (58), RBI (57), doubles (27), triples (6) and games played (134).

In an eight-season career, Carey was a .275 hitter with 418 hits, two home runs and 167 RBI in 466 games.Carey missed the 1943–45 baseball seasons while serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

In 1946, he returned to the Red Sox, but played only three games before joining the coaching staff of manager Joe Cronin for the balance of the season, during which Boston won the AL pennant.

He then worked briefly in the Red Sox' farm system as a coach and manager.He died in Rochester, New York, at the age of 63.

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