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Andy Seminick

Andrew Wasil Seminick
Born: Sept. 12, 1920 in Pierce, WV
Died: Feb. 22, 2004 in Melbourne, Fla.
Debut: | Pos: C
H: 5'11" | W: 187 | B: R | T: R

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
15 1304 3921 495 953 164 556 23 .243

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Andy Seminick, the catcher for Philadelphia's 1950 Whiz Kids, died on Feb. 22, 2004 in Melbourne, Fla. He was 83.

According to reports, Seminick was the last living everyday player from the 1950 Phillies team that won the National League championship. In 1950, he hit .288 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI.

In his career, he hit .243 with 164 home runs and 556 RBI. He was an All-Star in 1949 when he hit 24 home runs and drove in 68 runs as well.

On June 2, 1949, he hit three home runs in a game with two of them coming in the eighth inning.

Following his playing career, he was a coach with the Phillies in 1957 and 1958. From 1959 to 1966 and 1970 to 1973, he was a manager in the Phillies' minor league system and from 1967 to 1969, he worked as a coach for Philadelphia. From 1974 into the mid-1980s, he worked as a roving minor-league instructor with Philadelphia.

A number of players he managed or coached made it to the major leagues including Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski and Bob Boone. Seminick helped to convert Boone from third base to catcher.

He played in the 1950 World Series against the New York Yankees despite having a badly injured ankle. After the series, x-rays revealed that the ankle was broken.

Most recently, he had served as a catching instructor for Philadelphia in spring training and in the Florida Instructional League.