George Susce (catcher)

George Susce (catcher)

George Susce
Born: (1907-08-13)August 13, 1907
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: February 25, 1986(1986-02-25) (aged 78)
Sarasota, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1929 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1944 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .228
Home runs 2
Hits 61

George Cyril Methodius Susce (August 13, 1907 – February 25, 1986) was an American Major League Baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1929), Detroit Tigers (1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939), St. Louis Browns (1940) and Cleveland Indians (1941–44). Susce was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 12 inches (1.816 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). His son, George Jr., was a Major League pitcher.

In 8 seasons he played in 146 Games and had 268 At Bats, 23 Runs, 61 Hits, 11 Doubles, 1 Triple, 2 Home Runs, 22 RBI, 1 Stolen Base, 25 Walks, .228 Batting Average, .301 On-base percentage, .299 Slugging Percentage, 80 Total Bases and 10 Sacrifice Hits.

Susce served as a Major League bullpen coach for 29 years, for the Indians (1941–49), Boston Red Sox (1950–54), Kansas City Athletics (1955–56), Milwaukee Braves (1958–59), and the expansion Washington Senators/Texas Rangers (1961–67; 1969–72). He managed in the farm systems of the Indians (1948) and Red Sox (1950), but also spent at least parts of those seasons as a Major League coach with the parent clubs. In addition, Susce coached for the Triple-A Louisville Colonels and Jacksonville Suns.

Susce died in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 78. His unusual nickname, "Good Kid," was given to him as a young player because of his eagerness to help with mundane tasks associated with baseball.[1]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)