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thomas bianco, 1975 SSPC #250, brewers

Player: Bianco, Thomas

Card: 1975 SSPC #250

Position: 3B/1B

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Thomas Anthony Bianco (born December 16, 1952 in Rockville Centre, NY) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was a switch hitter and threw right handed.

Tom was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers as the 3rd overall pick in the 1st round of the 1971 draft, and has been panned as a bust, as the Brewers passed up on future Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice when selecting Tom. He made his major league debut on May 28, 1975 and his MLB career consisted of playing 18 games for the Brewers. He had 6 hits in 34 at bats (.176 batting average) and no home runs or RBIs. His teammates included Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, and Gorman Thomas - in fact he once pinch hit for Hank Aaron(!)

After his major league days, he played a couple of years with the Rochester Red Wings, was a trainer/instructor with the semi-pro Long Island Storm and a hitting instructor at Dave Lemanczyk's baseball academy in Long Island, NY.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


Art Card: from “When Topps Had (Base)Balls” Site


Tommy is part of the New York City Born Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Tom’s baseball cards at TCDB

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