Tom Niedenfuer

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Tom Niedenfuer
Born: (1959-08-13) August 13, 1959 (age 55)
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 15, 1981 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 36–46
Earned run average 3.29
Strikeouts 474
Saves 97
Career highlights and awards

Thomas Edward Niedenfuer (born August 13, 1959), is a retired American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He attended high school in Redmond, Washington and was a standout pitcher in college for the Washington State Cougars under coach Bobo Brayton.[1] He left school before completing his senior season. He is a native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Playing career[edit]

Niedenfuer played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Baltimore Orioles, the Seattle Mariners and the St. Louis Cardinals and was primarily used as a reliever during his ten-year career, which began in the strike-shortened 1981 season and ended after the 1990 season. He is best remembered for giving up Ozzie Smith's game-winning home run during Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series prompting broadcaster Jack Buck's "Go crazy, folks!" play-by-play call and Jack Clark's winning home run in Game 6 of that same NLCS.

Personal life[edit]

Tom Niedenfuer is currently married to actress Judy Landers and resides in Florida.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Washington State University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 

Bell, Christopher - Scapegoats: Baseballers Whose Careers Are Marked By One Fateful Play. (c) 2002 McFarland and Company.

External links[edit]

Bell, Christopher, Scapegoats: Baseballers Whose Careers Are Marked By One Fateful Play (c) 2002 McFarland and Company