Tom Flanigan (baseball)

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Tom Flanigan
Born: (1934-09-06) September 6, 1934 (age 82)
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1954, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
April 15, 1958, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.38
Innings pitched 2⅔

Thomas Anthony Flanigan (born September 6, 1934, at Cincinnati) is a retired American professional baseball player: a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 175 lb (79 kg) left-handed pitcher who appeared in three Major League Baseball games over the course of a seven-year professional career — two games for the 1954 Chicago White Sox and one for the 1958 St. Louis Cardinals.

Flanigan began his third professional season at age 19 on the White Sox' MLB roster, and appeared in two games, both in relief, allowing no runs and only one hit (a single to Frank Bolling of the Detroit Tigers) in 1⅔ innings pitched.[1] After spending the rest of 1954, and all of 1955 through 1957, in minor league baseball, he was selected in the winter 1957 Rule 5 draft by the Cardinals and began 1958 on their roster. In his only National League appearance, against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium April 15, Flanigan hurled one inning in relief and allowed two hits and one run, the latter coming on a home run by Cub catcher Cal Neeman.[2] He then was returned to the White Sox' Indianapolis Indians affiliate, from which he had been drafted.

Flanigan allowed three hits and one run in 2⅔ MLB innings pitched, with two bases on balls and no strikeouts. In 246 minor league games from 1952–1958, he won 55 of 100 decisions.[3]


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