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Batting average  .277
Role  Baseball player
Name  Carey Selph
Runs batted in  58
Home runs  0

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Died  February 24, 1976, Houston, Texas, United States
Education  Ouachita Baptist University

Carey Isom Selph (December 5, 1901 – February 24, 1976) was a professional baseball infielder. He played two seasons in Major League Baseball.

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Selph began his professional career in 1926 with the Fort Smith Twins, scoring an amazing 169 runs. He was soon acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals, and finished the season with the Syracuse Chiefs. After spending 1928 with the Houston Buffaloes in the Texas League, he made his major league debut in 1929 for the Cardinals. In 25 games, Selph played mostly as a second baseman, batting .235.

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After two seasons back in the minor leagues with the Buffaloes, Selph was drafted from the Cardinals by the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 1931 in the Rule 5 draft. He played 116 games for the White Sox in 1932, mostly at third base, batting .283 with 51 RBI. After the season, he was traded back to the Cardinals and never played in the majors again. He played two more seasons with the Buffaloes, serving as a player-manager for them in 1933-34.

Selph was elected to the Texas League Hall of Fame in 2007.


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