The former Major League Baseball player Sean Casey moved to Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania with his family. He grew up a Pirates fan. Sean studied Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon group.
During Sean Casey residency in Cincinnati, and later in Pittsburgh and Detroit, he was viewed as receptive and friendly, and accordingly got his nickname, "The Mayor," which originated from his notoriety for chatting casually with each runner who made it to a starting point, and also from his extremely public charity work. On May 16, 2007, Casey was voted in 2007 as "the friendliest player in baseball" by kindred players in a Sports Illustrated survey.
Sean Casey was marked to the Cincinnati Reds through the 2006 season, although, he was traded December 6, 2005, to the place where he grew up Pittsburgh Pirates for left-handed pitcher Dave Williams. Amid an injury-plagued 2006 season, Casey hit .296 with 3 home runs and 29 RBI in 59 games for the Pirates.
On July 31, 2006, Sean Casey was exchanged to the Detroit Tigers for small league pitcher Brian Rogers. During the 2006 American League Championship Series against the Oakland Athletics, he incompletely tore his left calf muscle in Game 1. Subsequent to returning from his torn calf in Game 2 of the World Series, he turned the hottest hitter for the Tigers, belting 2 home slams and batting in 5 games. Sean .432 batting average was one of the best in Tigers postseason history.
Sean Casey has made the sports news for his charitable work nearly as frequently as his fieldwork. He has been dynamic in Big Brothers and Make-A-Wish Foundation, and also the "Casey's Crew" program. His charitable foundation, Casey's Clubhouse, attempts to raise reserves for the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills, carrying on the statement of purpose of all Miracle League fields: "Each Child Deserves A Chance to Play Baseball." Sean Casey credits his Christian childhood, in Pittsburgh's well-to-do Upper St. Clair suburb, for his liberality.
Sean Casey is a long lasting Catholic and is included in the film series Champions of Faith which indicates how confidence shapes Major Leaguers. He is effectively required with the Catholic Athletes for Christ. Currently, he is a broadcaster and commentator for the MLB Network.
The Hutch Award winner Sean Casey was a married person. He married to a former University of Akron volleyball player, Mandi Kanka on 6 November 1999. The lovely couple dated for 1-year before getting wedded in 1988. They got married after 10-months of engagement. The 17-years of marriage, the strong couple has shown same love each other and has been blessed with 4 children.