Tom Tresh Stats

Tom Tresh was born on Tuesday, September 20, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan. Tresh was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1961, with the New York Yankees. 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 Tresh baseball stats page.

"I've played alongside a lot of leftfielders and (Tom) Tresh rates as the best one." - Mickey Mantle (Joseph Wancho, SABR Baseball Biography Project, Tom Tresh , Source )
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#69 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Tom Tresh Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#69 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Thomas Michael Tresh
Nickname:
Tom or Tommy
Born On:
09-20-1938  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-14-2008 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Venice, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Allen Park High School (Allen Park, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
191
First Game:
09-03-1961 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-29-1969
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $30,000
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1961 23 Yankees 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250
1962 24 Yankees 157 622 94 178 26 5 20 0 93 67 3 74 8 7 8 3 .286 .359 .441
1963 25 Yankees 145 520 91 140 28 5 25 0 71 83 5 79 2 5 4 4 .269 .371 .487
1964 26 Yankees 153 533 75 131 25 5 16 1 73 73 3 110 3 4 7 12 .246 .342 .402
1965 27 Yankees 156 602 94 168 29 6 26 0 74 59 4 92 2 0 5 10 .279 .348 .477
1966 28 Yankees 151 537 76 125 12 4 27 1 68 86 5 89 1 7 6 10 .233 .341 .421
1967 29 Yankees 130 448 45 98 23 3 14 0 53 50 0 86 3 3 4 12 .219 .301 .377
1968 30 Yankees 152 507 60 99 18 3 11 1 52 76 8 97 1 2 4 8 .195 .304 .308
1969 31 Yankees 45 143 13 26 5 2 1 0 9 17 2 23 1 0 0 2 .182 .269 .266
1969 31 Tigers 94 331 46 74 13 1 13 0 37 39 0 47 0 5 2 5 .224 .305 .387
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 1,192 4,251 595 1,041 179 34 153 3 530 550 30 698 21 33 40 67 .245 .335 .411
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1961 Yankees SS 3 1 36 10 3.3 10 3 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.50
1962 Yankees LF 43 43 1,143 97 2.3 93 90 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.20
1962 Yankees SS 111 111 3,024 529 4.8 513 201 312 16 51 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.58
1963 Yankees CF 100 95 2,589 208 2.1 204 200 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.13
1963 Yankees LF 47 46 1,173 101 2.1 99 96 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.28
1964 Yankees CF 69 37 1,182 80 1.2 79 78 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 1.80
1964 Yankees LF 108 101 2,541 180 1.7 180 174 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1964 Yankees RF 6 6 141 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.72
1965 Yankees CF 104 103 2,343 190 1.8 183 177 6 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.11
1965 Yankees LF 102 34 1,359 102 1.0 101 96 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.01
1965 Yankees RF 18 17 423 18 1.0 17 16 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.09
1966 Yankees 3B 64 64 1,662 231 3.6 222 43 179 9 15 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.61
1966 Yankees CF 18 14 423 53 2.9 51 47 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.26
1966 Yankees LF 69 69 1,731 139 2.0 138 130 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.15
1967 Yankees LF 118 117 3,036 212 1.8 206 197 9 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.83
1968 Yankees LF 27 27 711 46 1.7 45 44 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.71
1968 Yankees SS 119 117 3,090 639 5.4 608 199 409 31 70 n/a n/a n/a .951 5.31
1969 Tigers LF 7 4 147 12 1.7 11 10 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.02
1969 Tigers RF 4 4 129 10 2.5 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
1969 Yankees SS 41 41 1,038 202 4.9 198 76 122 4 20 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.15
1969 Tigers 3B 1 1 27 5 5.0 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 4.00
1969 Tigers SS 77 75 1,902 316 4.1 305 118 187 11 38 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.33
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 521 441 11,841 889 1.7 873 837 36 16 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.99
SS Totals 351 345 9,090 1,696 4.8 1,634 597 1,037 62 180 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.85
CF Totals 291 249 6,537 531 1.8 517 502 15 14 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.14
3B Totals 65 65 1,689 236 3.6 226 44 182 10 15 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.61
RF Totals 28 27 693 37 1.3 36 35 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.40
9 Years 1,256 1,127 29,850 3,389 2.7 3,286 2,015 1,271 103 201 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.97
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1961 Yankees 0 0 .000 3 3 n/a 0.0 8.0 0.0 - - -
1962 Yankees 4 8 .333 3 0 n/a 31.1 8.4 6.7 - - -
1963 Yankees 3 3 .500 1 1 n/a 20.8 6.6 7.3 - - -
1964 Yankees 13 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 33.3 4.8 7.3 - - -
1965 Yankees 5 2 .714 2 0 n/a 23.2 6.5 8.1 - - -
1966 Yankees 5 4 .556 3 0 n/a 19.9 6.0 7.9 - - -
1967 Yankees 1 0 1.000 12 0 n/a 32.0 5.2 8.5 - - -
1968 Yankees 10 5 .667 8 0 n/a 46.1 5.2 9.8 - - -
1969 Yankees 2 1 .667 4 0 n/a 143.0 6.2 15.9 - - -
1969 Tigers 2 2 .500 9 0 n/a 25.5 7.0 8.9 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 45 25 .643 53 4 n/a 27.8 6.1 8.0 - - -
Tom Tresh

Tom Tresh Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - -
1962 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1963 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1964 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - Stats
1965 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - -
1967 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - -
1968 New York Yankees 15 Undetermined - -
1969 New York Yankees 15 $40,000.00 - -
1969 Detroit Tigers 4 "     " - -


Tom Tresh was traded by the New York Yankees to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Ron Woods on June 14, 1969. Later that same season, the Bronx Bombers called-up a rookie catcher named Thurman Munson , who made his Major League debut on August 8, 1969 . Both players wore #15 with the Yankees , the only number either of them ever used (in NY), and after Tugboat's untimely death in 1979, the Yankees retired #15 , never to be worn again in New York .

Tom Tresh, after he was traded to the Tigers , did wear #4 during his final season in the big leagues. Maybe it had something to do with his father, Mike Tresh , who only wore number #15 (also) with the Chicago White Sox , but after being traded to the Cleveland Indians he wore #11 , his final season in the big leagues.

Did you know that Tom Tresh, a switch-hitter, hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same game on September 1, 1963 , on July 13, 1964 , and June 6, 1965 ? Tresh was only the second New York Yankee to go deep batting lefty and righty in the same game, joining Mickey Mantle , who had accomplished the feat ten times in his career.

Tom Tresh, Switch Hit Home Runs
Tom Tresh | The Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR) | September 2, 1963 | Page B5
Mark Koenig , in 1926, broke the New York Yankees record for most plate appearances in a season by a rookie (679), set by Earle Combs who had 674 in 1925. Joe DiMaggio (669 plate appearances in 1936) and Billy Johnson (655 plate appearances in 1943) challenged the record, but it remained intact until 1962, when Tom Tresh had 712 plate appearances - setting a new record for the Bronx Bombers . Since Tresh, only two Yankee rookies have truly challenged the mark, Derek Jeter (654 in 1996) and Hideki Matsui (695 in 2003).

Last-Modified: February 26, 2018 5:07 AM EST

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