Tom Shearn

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Tom Shearn
Tom Shearn-2008.jpg
Born: (1977-08-28) August 28, 1977 (age 39)
Columbus, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 2007, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2007, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3-0
Earned run average 4.96
Strikeouts 16
Tom Shearn
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Baseball World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Taipei National team

Thomas Aaron Shearn (born August 28, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Shearn, who spent 11 years in the minor leagues, made his big league debut for the Cincinnati Reds on August 26, 2007, in a game in which he started for the Reds against the Florida Marlins. Before being called up, Shearn was living out of the groundskeeper's trailer at the stadium of the Reds' Louisville affiliate.[1] Shearn had driven in his trailer from Louisville, Kentucky, to get to the game, as he was supposed to start that day for the Reds' AAA affiliate, the Louisville Bats. He made two more starts for the Reds in September, the best one coming in a 7-0 win over the Mets on September 5, 2007. In that game he threw six scoreless innings, striking out three and surrendering three hits. Shearn is famously quoted as saying, "Tom Shearn is only one man".

On May 30, 2008, the Reds sold his contract to the Samsung Lions of the KBO League. Shearn was signed by the Minnesota Twins to a minor league contract on July 28 and he played for the Rochester Red Wings, the Twins' Triple-A affiliate, for the rest of the year.[2]


  1. ^ "Ground rules: Reds' Shearn can tend a mound as well as pitch on it". USA Today. August 30, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jim Mandelaro (2008-07-29). "Two players leave Rochester Red Wings, two arrive". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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