Tom Drohan

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Tom Drohan
Tom Drohan.jpg
Born: (1887-08-26)August 26, 1887
Fall River, Massachusetts
Died: September 17, 1926(1926-09-17) (aged 39)
Kewanee, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1913, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1913, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Games played 2
Innings pitched 2
Earned runs 2

Thomas F. Drohan (August 26, 1887 – September 17, 1926) was a professional baseball pitcher from 1908 to 1917. He played one season in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators. Drohan was 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighed 175 pounds.[1]


Drohan was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1887. He started his professional baseball career in 1908. That season, he had a win–loss record of 11-12 in the Central League.[2] In 1911, Drohan joined the Central Association's Kewanee Boilermakers and was the team's top pitcher, with a record of 19-10.[3] The following season, he improved to 24-6.[2] He won 17 of 19 games at one point and was pitching so well that Kewanee received a number of offers from other clubs to buy him.[4] He pitched a no-hitter against Hannibal on August 29, winning 4-0.[5] The following year, Sporting Life wrote that he was a "natural pitcher" and "considered an unusually good prospect."[6]

Drohan was drafted by the American League's Washington Senators in the 1912 rule 5 draft. He appeared in two games for them in May 1913, allowing two earned runs in two innings pitched.[1] Soon afterwards, Washington released him. The Cleveland Naps claimed Drohan off waivers, but he never pitched for Cleveland, and his major league career was over.[7] He then returned to the Central Association in 1914. He spent most of the season with the Waterloo Jays and went 15-7 for Waterloo. The following year, his record dropped to 14-17. Drohan then joined the Clinton Pilots in 1916 and went 9-6 with a 2.34 earned run average. He stayed in the Central Association for one more campaign in 1917 before his professional baseball career ended.[2]

Overall, Drohan pitched in 220 minor league baseball games and had a career win-loss record of 101-76.[2] He died in Kewanee, Illinois – the site of his former glory – in 1926 and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Tom Drohan Statistics and History". Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tom Drohan Minors League Statistics & History". Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "1911 Kewanee Boilermakers Statistics". Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "News Items Gathered From All Quarters". Sporting Life. August 12, 1912. p. 15.
  5. ^ "No-Hit Pitching Feats of the 1912 Season". Sporting Life. December 7, 1912. p. 12.
  6. ^ "At the Capital". Sporting Life. February 15, 1913. p. 10.
  7. ^ "The Sensation". Sporting Life. June 7, 1913. p. 1.

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