Tom Hall
Tom Hall Royals.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1947-11-23) November 23, 1947 (age 74)
Thomasville, North Carolina
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
Aug 9, 1968, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1977, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record52–33
Earned run average3.27
Strikeouts797
Teams

Thomas Edward Hall (born November 23, 1947) is an American former professional baseball left-handed pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1968 to 1977. Listed at 6 feet (180 cm) tall and 150 pounds (68 kg), he was nicknamed "The Blade", owing to his slender physique.[1]

Early life

Hall was born in Thomasville, North Carolina, and attended Ramona High School in Riverside, California. He graduated from Riverside City College in 1966 and was drafted by Bill Rigney in the same year.[2][3]

Career

Hall was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the 1966 MLB January Draft – Regular Phase.

Hall pitched for the Twins, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, and Kansas City Royals during his big league career. He was with the Reds during their early years as the "Big Red Machine", during which time they won two National League Western Division championships and one National League (NL) pennant.

Hall was traded by the Twins to the Reds for Wayne Granger on December 3, 1971.[4] Hall made his final Major League appearance on May 21, 1977, with the Royals. He had a career record of 52-33 with 32 saves.

After retiring from baseball, Hall worked as a supervisor at Rohr, Inc. After being laid off in 1981, he joined the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. He retired after 20 years.[5]

References

  1. ^ "The Ballplayers - Tom Hall". baseballlibrary.com. Baseball Library. Archived from the original on April 28, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Holaday, Chris (2015-10-05). Baseball in the Carolinas: 25 Essays on the States' Hardball Heritage. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-8085-2.
  3. ^ "Tom Hall | Riverside Sport Hall of Fame". 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  4. ^ Durso, Joseph (December 4, 1971). "Astros Acquire Roberts And Twins Get Granger". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Tom Hall | Riverside Sport Hall of Fame". 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2022-06-16.