From BR Bullpen
Thomas Harold Gamboa
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
 Biographical Information
Former Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa is best known for having been attacked on the field by two fans during a 2002 game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. Gamboa received permanent hearing loss from the attack.
Gamboa was a manager in the Milwaukee Brewers chain, managing the Paintsville Brewers in 1983, the Beloit Brewers in 1984, and the Stockton Ports in 1985. Moving to the Detroit Tigers he managed the Bristol Tigers in 1986. He was then the Field Coordinator for the Tigers, returning to the field to replace fired managers in 1987 and 1990. He reached the majors as the Chicago Cubs third base coach in 1998 and 1999 and served on the Royals coaching staff from 2001 to 2003.
In 2005, Gamboa managed the Arkansas Travelers in the Los Angeles Angels chain. In 2008-2009 Gamboa was the San Diego Padres' Minor League field coordinator. He returned to the Angels as manager of the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011.
 Minor League Managerial Record
|1979||Butte Copper Kings||Pioneer League||3rd||Milwaukee Brewers||replaced Kenneth Richardson|
|1983||Paintsville Brewers||Appalachian League||47-25||1st||Milwaukee Brewers||League Champs|
|1984||Beloit Brewers||Midwest League||86-53||2nd||Milwaukee Brewers||Lost in 1st round|
|1985||Stockton Ports||California League||82-63||3rd||Milwaukee Brewers||Lost League Finals|
|1986||Bristol Tigers||Appalachian League||35-34||6th||Detroit Tigers|
|1987||Glens Falls Tigers||Eastern League||8th||Detroit Tigers|| replaced Tom Burgess August 10|
replaced by Paul Felix August 16
replaced Paul Felix August 24
|1990||Toledo Mud Hens||International League||48-72||8th||Detroit Tigers||replaced John Wockenfuss (10-14) on April 29|
|2000||Albuquerque Dukes||Pacific Coast League||86-58||3rd||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|2005||Arkansas Travelers||Texas League||71-69||4th||Los Angeles Angels||League Champs|
|2011||Inland Empire 66ers||California League||69-71||5th (t)||Los Angeles Angels||Lost in 1st round|