Tommy Vann Helms
Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: May 5, 1941 in Charlotte, NC
by the Signed Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1959.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 23, 1964 (Age 23)
vs. PHI 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Reds/Astros/Pirates/RedSox 1964-1977 Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 36)
vs. BAL 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Uncle of Wes Helms
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News -- October 2013
10/23 The Writer's Journey: Reds Hall of Fame Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday: The best team-specific museum in the world is hosting Fan Appreciation Day this coming Saturday, featuring discounts on admission, ... News -- July 2013
7/22 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back, July 22, 1973: Mets Top Astros in Pre-Break Success: All-Star Tom Seaver led the Mets into the midsummer Break in style, dominating the Houston Astros in a 3-2 series-clinching victory ...
7/21 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back 7/21/1973: Mets Top Astros: The Mets defeated the Astros at the Astrodome today by a score of 5-3. Jerry Koosman went 8 innings for the win, allowing 5 hits, ...
7/20 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back: 7/20/1973 – Mets Fall to Astros 6-2: Tonight at the Astrodome in Houston, the Mets lost to the Astros 6-2 to fall to 40-51 on the season. After falling behind 1-0 ...
7/12 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards Submission: 1969 Topps All-Star Brandon Phillips: Brandon Phillips beat out the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter for the starting spot on the National League team, and it was either ...
7/9 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards Submission: 1969 Topps All-Star Brandon Phillips: Brandon Phillips beat out the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter for the starting spot on the National League team, and it was either ... News -- June 2013
6/11 AppyAstros: Houston Astros Team Double Play Record in Reach: Last week, I covered Jose Altuve's impressive season turning the double play and how he has a shot to break the team and maybe ...
6/4 AppyAstros: Altuve & Astros On Verge of Record Season Turning Double Plays: Jose Altuve, who played for the Greeneville Astros in 2008 & 2009, has taken part in 50 double plays in the first 57 games ... News -- May 2013
5/5 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 5/5: No future Astros, only former Astros with birthdays today ~
LF Bob Cerv (88)
Cerv was a three-time Yankee who played ... News -- April 2013
4/26 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back – April 26th, 1973: Mets Edge Astros 2-1: Tonight at the Astrodome, the Mets edged Houston 2-1 to take the rubber match and improve to 10-7 on the season. Starting pitcher ...
4/24 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back – April 24, 1973: Jon Matlack Loses Third Consecutive Start; Mets Bow To Houston 4-2: We last left the Mets relinquishing their second place standing during a 3-4 home stand, in which they dropped three of four to ... News -- February 2013
2/20 Kings of Kauffman: How Royals Hall Of Famers Fared In Cooperstown Balloting: I originally intended to post this article the day before the BBWAA unleashed their righteous fury on steroid users and everyone ... News -- November 2012
11/27 Blog Red Machine: Doors of Perception: The Cincinnati Reds Now and Then: The time warp that the Reds seemed to enter in 2010 continues to amaze me. I am a nostalgic guy filled with the romance that ... News -- June 2012
6/21 The Writer's Journey: Reds Hall of Fame gets TV coverage: FOX Sports Ohio To Cover Reds Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony During Pregame On-Field Ceremony The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame ... News -- March 2012
3/30 High Heat Stats: Out Machine Redux – It’s Not Just Rollins and Pierre: How often have Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins had outs in a season totalling 75% of their PAs? You might be surprised to know that ... News -- January 2012
1/5 High Heat Stats: Hit or sit: guys who rarely do anything other than get a hit or make an out: "What?? Why should I bother walkin'if sooner or later, the ball's gonna go rightthrough the first baseman's legs?" - totally fabricated ... News -- December 2011
12/11 The Writer's Journey: Redsfest 2011: Tommy Helms: Here is one that I really wanted to get this year: former player, coach, and manager Tommy Helms. I first met Helms in 2010 during ... News -- November 2011
11/20 The Writer's Journey: I love the Redsfest, but…: You know there has to be a “but.” There’s always a “but.” I’ve attended the Redsfest the past ... News -- May 2011
5/6 B-R Blog: Players with at least one third of their career walks coming intentionally: (Thanks to McCombe35 for writing in with this idea.) A simple but fascinating list. Here are the guys with the most career walks ... News -- March 2011
3/31 The Writer's Journey: An Opening Day present (to myself)…: This 1969 Topps Tommy Helms All-Star card only set me back 60 cents…after shipping! If you subtract the 44 cents it cost ...
3/21 B-R Blog: Mitc**** Page (1951-2011): Mitc**** Page died more than a week ago and I only just noticed it. It's quite a shock as he was only 59 years old. No cause of ...
3/11 My Pinstripes: Baseball Digest Birthdays: Bobby Abreu | Baseball Digest: Baseball Digest Birthdays: Bobby Abreu | Baseball DigestBobby Abreu (b. March 11, 1974) caught the eye of scouts while playing ... News -- December 2010
12/14 B-R Blog: Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, and 30 IBBs without 100 total BB in a season: Going back as far as we have intentional walk stats, here are the only guys to have at least 30 IBBs in a season without reaching ...
12/13 The Writer's Journey: Redsfest 2010: Lee May: After getting scribbles from Oester and Power, Joshua and I decided to take advantage of our Hall of Fame Membership and mingle ... News -- November 2010
11/4 PaulLebowitz.com: Sparky's Way: Underappreciated and brilliant: With the news that Sparky Anderson has been admitted to a ho**** care facility with dementia, ... News -- June 2010
6/15 B-R Blog: Sophmore slump: Following is a list of players in their second full season in the majors. Some are hot while some are, uhh, not.
The following ... News -- May 2010
5/25 B-R Blog: Batting seasons with higher RBI than OPS+: This simple Batting Season Finder search returns interesting results. I looked for all seasons with RBI greater than or equal ...