Hall of Fame Inductee - Don Seger
Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, and Pete Rose all called on Don
Seger at one time or another during their careers. They told him where
it hurt--and they expected him to make it better. And he did. Don Seger
was an integral part of 2 World Champion teams--the 1962 New York
Yankees and the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies. And while you never saw his
name in a box score, you saw his craftsmanship game in and game out. Don
Seger was a trainer in the major leagues. This 1953 QHS graduate got his
start under the direction of Head Coach George Latham. He learned his
craft while still in high school, working summers for the Quincy Gems in
the old Three I league. after collecting a degree from Illinois State
Normal University, Seger worked in the minors and saw some military
time--before moving up to the Yankees as Assistant Trainer in 1962. He
stayed in the Big Apple until 1969 when he was appointed Head Trainer of
the Philadelphia Phillies. That 12 year run was a great one for Seger
and the Phillies. In addition to being named as the National League
All-Star Trainer in 1976, Seger watched his Phillies capture 4 Eastern
Division titles and 1 World Championship. Seger also worked as an
Associate Trainer for the U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Championships for over
20 years. He retired from the major leagues after over 30 years service.
Don and his wife Polly are the parents of 2 children. The Segers retired
to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1995.
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