Thomas Gerald Underwood
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: December 22, 1953 in Kokomo, IN
High School: Kokomo HS (Kokomo, IN)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.
Signed August 27, 1972.
Debut: August 19, 1974 (Age 20.240, 11,139th in MLB history)
vs. CIN 0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 6 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Phillies/BlueJays/Yankees/Orioles/... 1974-1984
Last Game: September 23, 1984 (Age 30.276)
Died: November 22, 2010 in West Palm Beach, FL
Relatives: Brother of Pat Underwood
About biographical information
News -- January 2015
- 1/14 PhillyBaseballNews.com: An Average Pitcher…Only if YOU didn’t have to face him: Tom Underwood was the quintessential average major league pitcher. In fact, over the course of an 11-year (1974 to 1984) major...
News -- November 2014
- 11/18 Gammons Daily: Peter Gammons: Martin, Stanton Deals More Significant to Toronto, Miami Than Dollar Figures: It was November, 1990. The Blue Jays had moved into their futuristic Skydome midway through the previous season. The team Pat...
News -- October 2014
- 10/2 Pine Tar Press: This Date In Royals History–October 2, 1982: 1982: The Royals scored two runs in the eighth inning for a comeback 5-4 win over Oakland at Royals Stadium to keep their fading...
News -- July 2014
- 7/8 Bleeding Yankee Blue: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BILLY SAMPLE: I love and respect the grind. I know it's hard to make it to the major leagues and stay there and I admire many of the great...
News -- June 2013
- 6/18 Feelin' Kinda Blue: 2013 Dodgers' draft recap: Anderson, Windle, Bellinger, Underwood, Navin:
The 2013 Dodgers' draft doesn't look nearly as impressive as the 2012 class, but there are few future contributors in...
News -- February 2013
- 2/28 Jays Journal: The History of Our Home Openers: 1980: For those of you who are keeping track, Unky Jeff mentioned last article that Roy Hartsfield was let go as manager of the Blue...
News -- December 2012
- 12/21 Buhner Dot Com: The Yankee Pitcher Curse – Part 1: The Dawn Of Steinbrenner (1975-1981): A couple of weeks ago, Jeff Passan implied something that a lot of people have said in the past. He stated that players coming...
News -- December 2011
- 12/28 High Heat Stats: Giving up more triples than homers: Jamey Carroll tripling against the Phillies,while wearing a retro uni, no lessIcon SMIThese days, triples are pretty rare while...
News -- July 2011
- 7/12 Johngy's Beat: Autograph Tales:Pat and Tom Underwood: Tom Underwood pitched for 6 teams during his 11 seasons. He finished with a record of 86-87 with 35 saves. Tom's...
News -- May 2011
- 5/23 B-R Blog: 5+ Career Games Since 1919 With 1 IP Or Less & 5+ ER Allowed: Since 1919, how many pitchers have 5 or more games in their career where they lasted 1 inning or less in the game and allowed...
News -- April 2011
- 4/11 B-R Blog: 1500+ IP After 1932 With ERA+ 100+ & Never An All-Star: How many pitchers had 1,500 IP after 1932 with an ERA+ of 100 or better in their career and never made an All-Star team? Here's...
News -- January 2011
- 1/23 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Bubble Gum Hero: Tim Belcher: 1985 – #281 – Tim Belcher Tim Belcher didn’t pitch one inning for the Oakland Athletics. As this card indicates,...
News -- December 2010
- 12/27 PhillyBaseballNews.com: An Average Pitcher…Only if YOU didn’t have to face him: Tom Underwood was the quintessential average major league pitcher. In fact, over the course of an 11-year (1974 to 1984) major...
News -- November 2010
- 11/30 PaulLebowitz.com: To Be Born A Lefty: Products of their environment...and luck: I've often half-kidded that if I was left-handed, I'd have made it to the big leagues....