Tom Acker Stats

Tom Acker was born on Friday, March 7, 1930, in Paterson, New Jersey. Acker was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1956, with the Cincinnati Redlegs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tom Acker baseball stats page.

"The pitching has been most disappointing to date, but with Tom Acker, a fireballing right hander who Schulz had at Tulsa last summer, due to join the club in Atlanta, a big improvement is expected." - Staff Writer Raymond Johnson in The Tennessean (04/18/1955, Acker Should Bolster Disappointing Mound Staff , Page 17)
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Autograph on a 1958 Topps Baseball Card (#149 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1958top01' title='1958 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Tom Acker Autograph on a 1958 Topps Baseball Card (#149 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Thomas James Acker
Nickname:
Ack or Tom
Born On:
03-07-1930  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Paterson, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Fair Lawn High School (Fair Lawn, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-20-1956 (Age 26)
Last Game:
09-20-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1956 26 Redlegs 29 7 3 4 3 .571 2.37 1 1 1 83.2 338 60 22 23 7 29 1 54 0 2 0 -
1957 27 Redlegs 49 6 17 10 5 .667 4.97 1 0 4 108.2 486 122 60 63 16 41 8 67 3 8 0 -
1958 28 Redlegs 38 10 4 4 3 .571 4.55 3 0 1 124.2 528 126 63 64 10 43 6 90 2 3 0 -
1959 29 Reds 37 0 11 1 2 .333 4.12 0 0 2 63.1 277 57 29 31 10 37 5 45 1 4 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
4 Years 153 23 35 19 13 .594 4.12 5 1 8 380.1 1,629 365 174 181 43 150 20 256 6 17 0 -
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 26 Redlegs 29 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 12 0 0 0 1 .053 .182 .053
1957 27 Redlegs 49 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 15 2 0 1 0 .053 .217 .053
1958 28 Redlegs 38 30 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 16 2 0 0 0 .067 .200 .067
1959 29 Reds 37 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
4 Years 153 77 10 5 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 46 6 0 1 1 .065 .200 .065
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Redlegs P 29 7 251 24 0.8 24 9 15 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
1957 Redlegs P 49 6 326 23 0.5 23 7 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.90
1958 Redlegs P 38 10 374 16 0.4 15 2 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.08
1959 Reds P 37 0 190 6 0.2 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.85
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 153 23 1,141 69 0.5 68 19 49 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.61
4 Years 153 23 1,141 69 0.5 68 19 49 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.61
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 19.0 1.86 5.81 3.12
1957 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.63 5.55 3.40
1958 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 30.0 2.09 6.50 3.10
1959 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.22 6.39 5.26
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
4 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 38.5 1.71 6.06 3.55
Tom Acker

Tom Acker Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 40 Undetermined - -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 40 Undetermined - -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 40 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 40 Undetermined - -


Tom Acker was signed directly out of Fair Lawn High School by the New York Giants , in 1948. The big righthander played minor league baseball (33 wins / 29 losses) until 1952, when he called to serve in the United States military during the Korean War. Two years later, he returned to the mound, spent only two more years in the minors, before being called up to the Reds in 1956 .
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Tom Acker | 1957 Topps Baseball Card (#219 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

In 1957 , Tom Acker plunked eight National League batters, second most in the senior circuit that season. Do you know Cubbie twirler led the league? [ Answer ]

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