From BR Bullpen
Cirilo Cruz Dilan
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.
 Biographical Information
The brother of Jose Cruz and Hector Cruz and uncle of Jose Cruz Jr. and Jose E. Cruz, Tommy Cruz had cups of coffee in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1977. He later played in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters from 1980 to 1985, hitting a total of 120 home runs while in Japan.
While with the Cardinals in 1973, his brothers Jose and Hector were his teammates. It was the first time since the three Alou brothers - Matty, Felipe and Jesus - had been teammates with the San Francisco Giants in 1963 that three brothers were on the same major league team; it has not happended since. In 1977 with the White Sox, there was also another Cruz on the team - Henry Cruz - but the two were not related.
In addition to his major league brothers and nephew, Tommy's son, Cirilo Cruz, played several seasons in the minors.
- 1991 Coach AZL Mariners
- 1992 Coach Peninsula Pilots & Bellingham Mariners
- 1993-1994 Roving hitting instructor Seattle Mariners
- 1995-2004 Coach AZL Mariners
- 2005-2006 Coach Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- 2007 Coach West Tenn Diamond Jaxx
- 2009-2011 Coach High Desert Mavericks
- 2012 Coach Clinton LumberKings