George Susce (suscege01)

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George Cyril Methodius Susce
(Good Kid)

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Susce, a backup catcher, appeared in the major leagues at different times between the ages of 21 and 36. He is the player from St. Bonaventure University with the most major league at-bats through 2006.

He was a player/coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1941 to 1944. He retired as a player and coached the Indians through 1947.

Susce managed the Batavia Clippers in 1948, then coached the Indians again after the minor league season and in 1949. He began 1950 as manager of the Marion Red Sox and ended it as a coach for the Boston Red Sox, staying on that staff through 1954.

His son George Susce broke into the majors with the Red Sox in 1955. Another son, Paul Susce, pitched one season in the minors (1957).

Susce (the father) was a coach for the Kansas City A's (1955-1956), Milwaukee Braves (1958-1959), Louisville Colonels (1960), Washington Senators (1961-1967), Jacksonville Suns (1968), Senators again (1969-1971), and Texas Rangers (1972).

Further Reading[edit]

  • David E. Skelton: "George Susce", in Steve West and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Team That Couldn't Hit: The 1972 Texas Rangers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2019, pp. 250-255. ISBN 978-1-943816-93-4

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