Tuesday, October 12, 2010
TTM Success- Tommy Shields
I sent a TTM request to Tommy in March and he returned it to me in 67 days, personalized as requested.
He appeared in only two games for the Orioles in late July 1992, both as a pinch runner, so he never had an at-bat or defensive appearance with the O's but is still a member of their all-time roster. He played in 20 games for the Cubs in 1993, and that was the end of his Major League career.
Originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the '86 draft, he played in 853 Minor League games in the Pirates, Orioles, and Cubs organizations. After his playing career ended, he became a Minor League manager in the Orioles' and later the Cardinals' farm systems. He managed the GCL O's in '96, the Delmarva Shorebirds (to a league championship) in '97, and the Frederick Keys in '98.
Thanks for signing, Tommy!