Today in Tribe History: March 9, 1909

Phil Seghi, future member of the Cleveland Indians front office, is born in Cedar Point, Illinois.

A longtime minor leaguer and a veteran of the Army during World War II, Seghi got into scouting and front office work with the Cincinnati Reds and then the Oakland Athletics after time as a minor league manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Indians. He became Cleveland’s farm director in 1972 and then their General Manager in 1973, replacing Gabe Paul. Seghi held his title with the Indians through 1985.

Seghi died in 1987, but his son Mike remains an employee of the Indians front office as the Director of Team Travel, a role he has had with the club since 1975.

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