Tom Patton (baseball)

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Tom Patton
Catcher
Born: (1935-09-05) September 5, 1935 (age 79)
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1957 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1957 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .000
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Tommy Allen Patton (born September 5, 1935) is an American former professional baseball player whose career extended from 1953 through 1961. A catcher, Patton threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Patton played a single game in Major League Baseball, for the 1957 Baltimore Orioles. On April 30, 1957, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Patton relieved starting catcher Joe Ginsberg as part of a double switch. He went hitless in two at bats against the White Sox' Billy Pierce and played errorless ball in the field, handling six chances.[1]

He had been drafted from his original organization, the St. Louis Cardinals, after the 1956 season. After his one-game stint, the Orioles sent Patton to their Texas League Double-A farm club, the San Antonio Missions, and he played the remainder of his professional career in minor league baseball in the Orioles' and Philadelphia Phillies' organizations. He batted .261 in 2,033 minor league at bats.[2]

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