Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Debut #101 Tom Egan
Thomas Patrick Egan
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 218 lb.
Born: June 9, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
MLB Debut: May 27, 1965 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: June 15, 1975 California Angels
Years with the Angels: 1965-1970, 1974-1975
Before 1964 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
November 30, 1970: Traded by the California Angels with Tom Bradley and Jay Johnstone to the Chicago White Sox for Ken Berry, Syd O'Brien and Billy Wynne.
December 3, 1973: Drafted by the California Angels from the Chicago White Sox in the 1973 rule 5 draft.
June 30, 1975: Released by the California Angels.
Entered the game in the 7th as a defensive replacement for catcher Bob Rodgers. In his first plate appearance he struck out against former Angel Ron Kline to end the game, losing 9-6 to the Washington Senators on Thursday, May 27, 1965 (N) at D.C. Stadium.
Played in 230 games at catcher, batting .186 with 10 HR and 48 RBI.
Best Angels Performance:
Went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and a run scored in a 9-2 win against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, September 29, 1970 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Caught Nolan Ryans 3rd No-Hitter on September 28, 1974 (My Dad was there, see below)
- Couldn't hit Mickey Lolich - 4 for 33, .121, 14 K, no extra base hits.