Sunday, 27 July 2008

Seguso Signed

Tyees Sign First Player
[Victoria Colonist, Feb. 26, 1954]
Art Seguso, veteran outfielder-infielder, is the first member of the Victoria Tyees, other than manager Don Pries, to return a signed 1954 contract, business manager Reg Patterson announced last night.
Signed as a free agent by the Western International League club, Seguso has had five years’ experience in organized baseball and played last season with Mankato in a strong southern Minnesota semi-pro circuit.
Won Batting Crown
The right-handed swinging fly-chaser, who can also fill in at either first or third base, stared his pro career with Butler in 1948 in the Class C Mid-Atlantic League, leading the loop with a .367 batting mark and driving in 146 runs in 119 games.
In 1949, the 25-year-old Seguso hit .295 with Manchester of the Class B New England League and the following season drove in 144 runs and hit 31 home runs while batting .305 with Meridian in the Southeastern League, also a Class B circuit.
Seguso batted at a .276 clip in 58 games with Elmira in the Class A Eastern League in 1951 and appeared in 136 games at Ashville of the class B Tri-State League in 1952, batting in 86 mates while hitting .283.
Patterson said he expected to receive replies from several more players in the near future but declined to state who he expected to line up under manager Don Pries at the start of the season.

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