Union High School, Burgettstown, PA
Slippery Rock University, Kent State & WVU

Born in Pierce, WV, his family moved to Muse, PA when Andy was 2-years-old

In 1949, was the starting catcher for the National League All-Star team

In that 1949 season, he hit 24 home runs and had 68 RBI

In a game against Cincinnati June 2, Seminick hit two of the
Phillies’ five homers in the eighth inning

He belted three HRs in the game. The five HRs in one inning hit
by the Phillies in that game tied an MLB record, achieved first in
June 1939 when the Giants turned the trick

Andy was part of the Phillies’ 1950 National League Champion
“Whiz Kids.” They won the title on the last day of the regular season, defeating Brooklyn in extra innings. They were swept in the World Series by the Yankees

Seminick played 11 years with Philadelphia and three-plus seasons with Cincinnati

In his 15-year career, he batted .243 with 164 home runs. An “Andy Seminick Night” was held in Philadelphia in 1956 between
games of a Phillies-Reds doubleheader

After retiring as a player, Seminick started a coaching career in 1957 with the Phillies’ organization

He coached for two years and then became a manager leading nine minor-league teams from 1959 through 1973

Ninety of Seminick’s former minor-league players reached the majors, including Hall of Fame third-baseman Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski,and Bob Boone, key players in the greatest era for the Phillies in the 1970s and early 1980s

At the time of Andy Seminick’s death in 2004, then-Phillies president David Montgomery said of him: “As big and tough as he was as a player, Andy was as nice a person you ever wanted to know.”

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