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Thomas Reginald Pratt

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[edit] Biographical Information

Tom Pratt was a player, coach and scout in the baseball world over a four-decade period.

[edit] Playing career

The Kansas City Royals chose Tom in the 11th round of the 1969 January draft. He was 4-5 with a 3.40 ERA that year for the Kingsport Royals, striking out 101 in 72 innings. He was 5th in the Appalachian League in ERA and second in strikeouts, behind future big leaguer Mike Wallace.

In 1970, Pratt was 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA for the Billings Mustangs, walking 18 in 15 innings. His control woes remained in '71 with the Clinton Pilots and Waterloo Royals, with 20 walks in 20 innings; he was 0-1 with a save and a 4.95 ERA and his career was over.

[edit] High school and college coaching; scouting

From 1976-1999, Pratt was a coach at the amateur level. He was coach at Chino Valley High School, Arizona State University (assistant) and University of Nebraska (assistant). Having been drafted out of junior college, he went on to earn a master's degree in biomechanics. He also scouted for the Montréal Expos and California Angels.

[edit] Minor league coach

Pratt was announced as the pitching coach for the Peoria Chiefs in 2012, but was diagnosed with treatable brain cancer [1] [2].

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