Note: This page links to 19th Century player and umpire Tom Pratt. For the former minor league player and coach, click here.
Thomas Jefferson Pratt
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 150 lb.
- Debut October 18, 1871
- Final Game October 18, 1871
- Born January 26, 1844 in Chelsea, MA USA
- Died September 28, 1908 in Philadelphia, PA USA
Tom Pratt played much of the 1860's for the Brooklyn Atlantics, and was called one of the "great players" of that era. The Atlantics were frequently a dominant team during that time period.
He also was an owner. His obituary in the October 3, 1908 issue of Sporting Life called him "a famous player-magnate". It said he was a pitcher in the 1860's for the amateur Athletics and Atlantics, and was one of the first to throw a curve ball. He was part of the group that organized the professional Philadelphia club, then left years later to invest in a club in the Union Association.