Tom McAvoy

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Tom McAvoy played in one big league game.

Signed by the Washington Senators in 1955, McAvoy began his pro career the following summer. After four years in the minors, he made his major league debut against the Boston Red Sox on the final day of the 1959 season. In that game, he pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing no runs and one hit and retired future Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

McAvoy suffered a broken arm while playing winter ball in Nicaragua following the 1959 season. While recovering from the injury, he broke the arm again and ended up missing the entire 1960 season. Released by the Minnesota Twins in 1961 (the Senators had moved to Minnesota that year), he played one more year of minor league ball before hanging up his cleats.

After baseball, McAvoy worked in sales. He also became a softball coach and manager and was inducted into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame in 2009.

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