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August 19, 1970 |
|June 30, 1998 for the New York Mets|
Last MLB appearance
|July 9, 2003 for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Earned run average||3.91|
Early years and college career
Tam attended Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida where he played second base and was a teammate of Toronto Blue Jays draft pick Mark Fuller. He led the Florida Space Coast Baseball League (Stan Musial Division) in hits and RBIs in 1991 while playing for the Melbourne Bombers. Tam played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin. He was signed by the New York Mets in 1993 as an undrafted free agent.
Tam played for the New York Mets of the National League and the Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays all of the American League. He posted a 7-14 record with an ERA of 3.91 while saving 7 games. His best season was 2000 when he appeared in 72 games and had an ERA of 2.63. He was the top set-up man on an Oakland A's team that went to the playoffs.
Tam was a replacement player during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike, when he played with the replacements in early 1995 and was barred from membership in the Major League Baseball Players Association.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference