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Tommy Giordano

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Thomas Arthur Giordano

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Giordano played pro baseball from 1948 to 1959, making it to the major leagues for 11 games with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1953. He managed in the minor leagues from 1956 to 1959 and 1969. Giordano scouted for the Kansas City/Oakland A's (1964-1968), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970-1972) and Montreal Expos (1973-1975). He was the Baltimore Orioles' scouting director from 1976 to 1981, then farm director from 1982 to 1987.

As of 2013, Giordano was a special adviser to the General Manager for the Texas Rangers, a position he had held since at least 2008. he passed away in February 2019 at the age of 93.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1956 Leesburg Braves Florida State League 58-82 7th Milwaukee Braves none
1957 Leesburg Braves Florida State League 64-75 5th Milwaukee Braves
1958 Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League 71-49 1st Kansas City A's Lost League Finals
1959 Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League 58-70 5th Kansas City A's
1969 Clinton Pilots Midwest League 2nd Seattle Pilots none replaced Karl Kuehl in August

Further Reading[edit]

  • Pete Caldera: "New Jersey's Tom Giordano, at 92 years old, sharp as ever as Major League Baseball scout",, July 7, 2018. [1]
  • Paul Newberry (Associated Press): "As spring training arrives, a baseball life ends", USA Today, February 11, 2019. [2]
  • Paul Newberry (Associated Press): "Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93", USA Today, February 14, 2019. [3]

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