John Thomas Winsett
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- School Bethel College
- High School McKenzie High School
- Debut April 20, 1930
- Final Game May 1, 1938
- Born November 24, 1909 in McKenzie, TN USA
- Died July 20, 1987 in Memphis, TN USA
" . . .one of the most curious players on the most curious team in the major leagues." - from a 1938 Life Magazine issue
Long Tom Winsett played seven years in the major leagues for three teams. He was also a highly-touted minor league star of whom much was expected in the majors.
At age 19, Tom dominated the 1929 Mobile Bears by hitting .346.
At age 22, he hit .351 with 18 home runs for the Buffalo Bisons.
Later, Tom dominated the American Association in 1936, with 50 home runs and a .354 average, and the Brooklyn Dodgers were very excited to get him for their team. He was with the Dodgers for some games in 1936, became a regular in 1937, and then a few more games in 1938 (when he hit .300).