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    Severeid, a strong second-generation Norwegian who swung a hefty 48-ounce bat, was called the most durable catcher in baseball. He caught a record 2,357 games (1,225 in the majors). With the Browns he appeared in over 100 games every year from 1916 through 1924 except for 1918, when he was in the military. In his last two ML seasons, he played on pennant winners, as a backup for the 1925 Senators and the '26 Yankees. After leaving the majors, he batted over .300 for five seasons in the Pacific Coast League. In the Texas League in 1937, he caught his last games at age 46 in both games of a season-ending doubleheader. (JK)

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