Thomas Lee Maggard
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 230 lb.
- High School John Glenn High School (Norwalk)
- Born February 7, 1950
- Died September 9, 1973 in Newark, CA
Outfielder/catcher Tom Maggard was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 1968 amateur draft. He made his professional debut with the 1969 Winter Haven Red Sox and hit .229/~.359/.348 (about average for a Winter Haven player in '69) with a whopping 32 passed balls in 58 games behind the plate. In 1970, he moved up to the Winston-Salem Red Sox and batted .254/~.334/.393. The next year, he was with the Pawtucket Red Sox and had a .223/~.321/.446 line with 17 homers in 269 AB. He was fourth in the Eastern League in home runs. Back in Pawtucket in '72, Tom hit .245/~.371/.415 with 14 homers, 71 walks and 117 strikeouts. He was in the EL's top 10 in all Three True Outcomes categories. In 1973, Pawtucket and Maggard moved up to AAA and the catcher hit just .179/~.286/.306 in 47 games. He died in 1973 from an insect bite.
Sources: 1970-1974 Baseball Guides