Friday, June 10, 2016

Player Profile: Tom Brookens

I have 42 cards of Tom Brookens. This one is from 1990 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Tom Brookens played for the Tigers from 1979 to 1988, and ended his career with brief stops with the Yankees and Indians. A part-time third baseman with a little bit of power, he hit .246 for his career with 71 HR and 431 RBI. In ten postseason games he went 0-18 at the plate.

Where he is now: Retired after being let go as the Tigers third base coach after the 2013 season.

My memories: I remember him vaguely as being pretty bad with the Yankees, nothing specific.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Tom Broo, between Tom Brooke, an actor, and Tom Brookbanks, Director at Starcom MediaVest Group. Another prominent Tom Brookens is a data processing tech for the State of Illinois.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Antone Brooks.

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