Thomas Dale Brookens
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- School Mansfield State College
- High School Chambersburg Area Senior High School
- Debut July 10, 1979
- Final Game September 30, 1990
- Born August 10, 1953 in Chambersburg, PA USA
Tom Brookens was first base coach for the Detroit Tigers from 2010 until 2013. A versatile, yet mediocre player, Brookens always gave 100 percent and was a fan favorite. He was considered to be the heir apparent to Jim Leyland as a coach until Leyland retired as manager following the 2013 season, but the job went to former Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus instead.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|2005||Oneonta Tigers||New York-Penn League||48-27||2nd||Detroit Tigers||Lost in 1st round|
|2006||Oneonta Tigers||New York-Penn League||40-34||6th||Detroit Tigers|
|2007||West Michigan Whitecaps||Midwest League||83-57||1st||Detroit Tigers||League Champs|
|2008||Erie SeaWolves||Eastern League||68-74||8th||Detroit Tigers|
|2009||Erie SeaWolves||Eastern League||71-70||6th||Detroit Tigers|
- Larry Hilliard and Pat Kilroy: "Tom Brookens", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 54-57. ISBN 1933599448