Andy Seminick - 1951 Bowman

Andrew Wasal “Andy” Seminick (1920-2004) was somewhat of a liability behind the plate when he first arrived in the Major Leagues leading the league five times in errors, but developed into one of the better catchers of his era and even led the National League in base runners caught stealing twice and fielding percentage in 1955 (.994). He platooned with All-Star catcher Gus Mancuso, among others, for his first three years with the Philadelphia Phillies before taking over duties behind the plate for the next six seasons. Andy’s bat helped keep him in the lineup on a day-to-day basis and he had 10 or more home runs eight straight years (1946-1953), nine overall and hit 24 in back-to-back years in 1949 and 1950. On June 2, 1949, the Phillies tied a Major League record when they smacked five home runs in a single inning and Seminick became the ninth player in history to hit two in one inning. Andy had three total home runs that game. Seminick was the elder statesman, at 29, of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies “Whiz Kids” that captured the team’s first National League pennant since 1915. (They lost to the New York Yankees in a four-game sweep.) Though he earned his one and only All-Star Game selection in 1949, (voted as the starter), Seminick’s best year came in 1950 with the Whiz Kids as he hit a career-high .288 with career highs in hits (113), home runs (24) and RBI (68). Andy played 15 years in the Major Leagues with the Phillies (1943-1951, 1955-1957) and the Cincinnati Reds (1952-1955) and was twice traded for catcher Smokey Burgess. Behind the plate, Andy had a .976 fielding percentage, in spite of his slow start, and posted a .42% caught stealing percentage. Andy Seminick called it a career in 1957 having collected 495, runs, 953 hits including 164 home runs and 556 RBI while batting .243 for his career. He remained in the game until the 1990s serving as a coach, scout and hitting instructor.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5 (4)

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