Tommy Atkins (baseball)

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Tommy Atkins
Tommy Atkins (baseball).jpg
Born: (1887-12-09)December 9, 1887
Ponca, Nebraska
Died: May 7, 1956(1956-05-07) (aged 68)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
October 2, 1909, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1910, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3-2
Earned run average 2.86
Strikeouts 33

Francis Montgomery "Tommy" Atkins (December 9, 1887 – May 7, 1956) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1909 and 1910.[1] According to the 1911 Reach Guide, Atkins had a key pitch called the "fingernail fling".[2]


  1. ^ "Tommy Atkins Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-03.
  2. ^ Neyer, Rob and James, Bill. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 122.

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