From BR Bullpen
Thomas J. Kearns (Dasher)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut August 26, 1880
- Final Game October 14, 1884
- Born November 9, 1859 in Rochester, NY USA
- Died December 7, 1938 in Buffalo, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Tom Kearns played catcher in the majors in 1880 and then second base in 1882 and 1884. He also played years in the minors, mostly in Canada and the Northeast.
Through 2008 the only other major leaguers with the last name Kearns are Austin Kearns and Teddy Kearns. Tom shares the nickname "Dasher" with several other players, although his contemporary Dasher Troy is the only one through 2008 who is remembered with the name as the first name.