Tom Acker

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Tom Acker
Born: (1930-03-07) March 7, 1930 (age 87)
Paterson, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1956, for the Cincinnati Redlegs
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1959, for the Cincinnati Redlegs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 19–13
Earned run average 4.12
Strikeouts 256

Thomas James Acker (born March 7, 1930) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. A right-hander, he was signed by the New York Giants before the 1948 season, and eventually ended up in the Cincinnati Redlegs organization before the 1954 season. He played for the Redlegs from 1956 to 1959.

The majority of Acker's 153 appearances were as a relief pitcher, but he did start 23 games. During his career, he had 256 strikeouts in just 380.3 total innings. His K/9IP was 6.06, which was higher than the National League average at that time. In 1957 he finished in the National League top ten for games pitched, winning percentage, and hit batsmen.

Acker was an excellent fielder, handling 68 out of 69 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .986 during his four seasons.


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