From BR Bullpen
Thomas George Heath
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut April 23, 1935
- Final Game September 18, 1938
- Born August 18, 1913 in Akron, CO USA
- Died February 26, 1967 in Los Gatos, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Tommy Heath came up to the majors as a 21-year-old catcher with manager Rogers Hornsby's 1935 St. Louis Browns. He backed up Rollie Hemsley. He came back to the majors in 1937 when Hemsley was still the regular, and stayed around in 1938 when Billy Sullivan was the starting catcher. Heath played no other position than catcher in his 134 major league games.
After his playing days, Heath was a long-time manager. He managed the young Hoyt Wilhelm in Minneapolis, and wanted Wilhelm to develop another pitch to go with the knuckleball. Heath also managed the young Willie Mays in Minneapolis.
Heath scouted for the California Angels from 1965 until his death.