John Sevcik

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John Joseph Sevcik

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Sevcik appeared in 12 games in the major leagues for the 1965 Minnesota Twins. He was a 22-year-old catcher. The 1965 Minnesota Twins won 102 games and went to the 1965 World Series which they lost 4-3. Sevcik did not play in the Series.

He attended the University of Missouri from 1962-64 and was signed in 1964 by the Twins as a free agent.

His twin brother Jim Sevcik was also in the Twins organization, but never reached the majors.

Earl Battey was the starting catcher for the 1965 Minnesota Twins who used only 3 players at catcher the entire year (the third was Jerry Zimmerman).

A book Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins by Jim Thielman describes the season and covers Sevcik's contributions to the team.

He was featured on a Topps "1965 Twins rookie stars" card along with Joe Nossek and Dick Reese.

He was the featured guest at a SABR meeting in Minneapolis in 1996. As of 2005, he lived in San Antonio, TX and was an executive for the Jim Beam company.

Further Reading[edit]

  • John Swol: "John Sevcik", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: A Pennant for the Twin Cities: the 1965 Minnesota Twins, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 242-246. ISBN 978-1-943816-09-5

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