Tom Mee

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Thomas Arthur Mee

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Mee was the first employee of the Minnesota Twins. His son Tom Mee Jr. and his grandson Mike Mee both played pro ball; Tom Jr. also was a TV sports director.

Mee served in the US Army after high school. [1] He earned a degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota, where he played baseball. He signed with the Cleveland Indians. He was 5 for 30 for the Big Stone Gap Rebels in 1950 and played fewer than ten games for the Iola Indians (statistics unavailable). He went 6 for 36 with ten walks, three doubles, a hit-by-pitch, five runs and a RBI in 14 games for the 1952 Norton Braves; he had 8 putouts, 9 assists and 5 errors at third base. [2]

Tom worked briefly as a disc jockey then joined the Public Relations department of the St. Paul Saints in 1957. When the Minnesota Twins were formed, he was their first employee, hired to run their Public Relations in 1960. [3] He held that role through 1991, retiring after the 1991 World Series, then became the Twins' official scorer (1992-2007) and was on the broadcast team for two years (1992-1993). [4] In 2013, he and Eddie Guardado were inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame. [5]