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Grover Pinckney Seitz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Outfielder Grover Seitz played in the minors from 1929 to 1947, with a couple of token appearances in 1953. He spent a large portion of his career in the West Texas-New Mexico League, where he served as a player-manager. In seven seasons he hit over .300, with a high of .395 with the Clovis Pioneers in 1942. Overall, he appeared in 1,148 games, hitting around .315.

He served as part-owner of the Pampa club.

According to the book New Mexico Baseball by L.M. Sutter, Seitz was "one of the most vivid personalities ever found in organized baseball." A colorful individual, local reporters called him the "wild bull of the Pampans."

He and his wife died in 1957 after colliding with a train while driving his vehicle.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1939 Pampa Plainsmen West Texas-New Mexico League 78-59 2nd none Lost League Finals
1940 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 83-56 1st none Lost in 1st round
1941 Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 3rd none League Champs replaced Howard Taylor
1942 Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 52-19 1st none League disbanded July 5
1946 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 92-46 2nd none League Champs
1947 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 67-72 5th none
1948 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 77-61 4th none Lost League Finals
1949 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 70-70 5th (t) none
1950 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 92-53 1st none Lost in 1st round
1951 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League -- none -- replaced by Virgil Richardson June 14
Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 8th Chicago Cubs replaced Charles Bushong June 21
1952 Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 94-47 1st none Lost in 1st round
1953 Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 79-61 2nd none Lost League Finals
1954 Clovis Pioneers West Texas-New Mexico League 79-53 2nd none Lost League Finals
1955 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League 75-64 3rd none League Champs
1956 Pampa Oilers Southwestern League -- none -- replaced by Allen Cross May 29
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