Carroll William Sembera (July 26, 1941 – June 15, 2005) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros (1965–67) and Montreal Expos (1969–70). Sembera batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Shiner, Texas.
In a five-season career, Sembera posted a 3–11 record with a 4.70 ERA and six saves in 99 games pitched.
Sembera made his debut with the Houston Astros in 1965 at the age of 23. In 1967 he recorded career-highs in games (45), innings pitched (59.2) and games finished (15). He also pitched for the Montreal Expos in 1969 and 1970.
Following his career as a player, Sembera scouted for the Major League Scouting Bureau and with the Seattle Mariners for eleven years. While working for the Mariners in 1998, Sembera is reported to have pushed for Seattle to get Freddy García, Carlos Guillén, and John Halama from the Astros in the deal that sent Randy Johnson to Houston.
Sembera died in Shiner, Texas, at the age of 63.
By Dean Hanley
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