Tom Browning Stats

Tom Browning was born on Thursday, April 28, 1960, in Casper, Wyoming. Browning was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1984, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Browning baseball stats page.

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"From the earliest age, I just knew I was going to be a professional ballplayer. I never really considered another career option. Even to this day, I never think about what it would have been like if I had fallen short of my big league dreams. I simply accepted that baseball was going to be my future. Maybe it was an unexplained confidence in my abilities, or maybe I was just too stubborn to give up. Regardless, I knew I'd do whatever it would take to get to the majors." - Tom Browning in Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout (Sports Publishing LLC, 04/01/2007, Page 1)

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Tom Browning Autograph on a 1985 Donruss (#43)

Tom Browning Autograph on a 1985 Donruss (#43)

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Birth Name:
Thomas Leo Browning
Nickname:
Taz or Tom
Born On:
04-28-1960  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Casper, Wyoming
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Franklin Academy (Malone, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-09-1984 (Age 24)
Last Game:
05-19-1995
Draft:
1982 : 9th Round (233rd)

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Tom Browning Pitching Stats

1984 24 Reds 3 3 0 1 0 1.000 1.54 0 0 0 23.1 95 27 4 4 0 5 0 14 1 0 0 -
1985 25 Reds 38 38 0 20 9 .690 3.55 6 4 0 261.1 1,083 242 103 111 29 73 8 155 2 3 0 -
1986 26 Reds 39 39 0 14 13 .519 3.81 4 2 0 243.1 1,016 225 103 123 26 70 6 147 3 1 0 -
1987 27 Reds 32 31 1 10 13 .435 5.02 2 0 0 183.0 791 201 102 107 27 61 7 117 2 5 4 -
1988 28 Reds 36 36 0 18 5 .783 3.41 5 2 0 250.2 1,001 205 95 98 36 64 3 124 2 7 4 -
1989 29 Reds 37 37 0 15 12 .556 3.39 9 2 0 249.2 1,031 241 94 109 31 64 10 118 2 3 1 -
1990 30 Reds 35 35 0 15 9 .625 3.80 2 1 0 227.2 957 235 96 98 24 52 13 99 5 5 1 -
1991 31 Reds 36 36 0 14 14 .500 4.18 1 0 0 230.1 983 241 107 124 32 56 4 115 3 4 1 -
1992 32 Reds 16 16 0 6 5 .545 5.07 0 0 0 87.0 386 108 49 49 6 28 7 33 3 2 1 -
1993 33 Reds 21 20 0 7 7 .500 4.74 0 0 0 114.0 505 159 60 61 15 20 2 53 1 1 1 -
1994 34 Reds 7 7 0 3 1 .750 4.20 2 1 0 40.2 169 34 19 20 8 13 1 22 1 1 0 -
1995 35 Royals 2 2 0 0 2 .000 8.10 0 0 0 10.0 49 13 9 9 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 -
12 Years 302 300 1 123 90 .577 3.94 31 12 0 1,921.0 8,066 1,931 841 913 236 511 61 1,000 25 32 13 -

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Tom Browning Hitting Stats

1984 24 Reds 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1985 25 Reds 39 88 4 17 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 29 9 0 0 2 .193 .228 .239
1986 26 Reds 46 86 9 14 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 25 7 0 0 2 .163 .172 .163
1987 27 Reds 34 52 2 8 2 0 0 0 6 3 0 21 6 0 0 1 .154 .200 .192
1988 28 Reds 41 83 7 12 2 0 0 0 4 5 0 24 9 0 0 0 .145 .193 .169
1989 29 Reds 41 78 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 32 14 0 0 1 .090 .134 .090
1990 30 Reds 38 75 6 7 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 29 9 0 0 0 .093 .117 .120
1991 31 Reds 36 70 3 12 3 0 1 0 5 3 0 19 10 0 0 0 .171 .205 .257
1992 32 Reds 16 31 4 7 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 2 1 0 1 .226 .242 .258
1993 33 Reds 21 37 4 8 1 0 1 0 4 2 0 6 4 1 0 0 .216 .250 .324
1994 34 Reds 7 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .143 .143 .214
1995 35 Royals 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 324 621 42 95 14 1 2 0 32 25 0 200 72 2 0 7 .153 .185 .188

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Tom Browning Fielding Stats

1984 Reds P 3 3 70 4 1.3 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
1985 Reds P 38 38 784 48 1.3 46 12 34 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.58
1986 Reds P 39 39 730 40 1.0 37 11 26 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .925 1.37
1987 Reds P 32 31 549 31 1.0 28 5 23 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.38
1988 Reds P 36 36 752 41 1.1 38 8 30 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.36
1989 Reds P 37 37 749 43 1.2 43 8 35 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.55
1990 Reds P 35 35 683 38 1.1 35 8 27 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .921 1.38
1991 Reds P 36 36 691 37 1.0 32 8 24 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .865 1.25
1992 Reds P 16 16 261 21 1.3 20 6 14 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.07
1993 Reds P 21 20 342 31 1.5 31 10 21 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1994 Reds P 7 7 122 7 1.0 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.55
1995 Royals P 2 2 30 2 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
P Totals 302 300 5,763 343 1.1 323 78 245 20 21 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.51
12 Years 302 300 5,763 343 1.1 323 78 245 20 21 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.51

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Tom Browning Miscellaneous Stats

1984 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.80 5.40 1.93
1985 Reds 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.0 44.0 2.12 5.34 2.51
1986 Reds 1 0 1.000 0 7 n/a 0.0 3.4 28.7 2.10 5.44 2.59
1987 Reds 1 0 1.000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.5 8.7 1.92 5.75 3.00
1988 Reds 3 0 1.000 0 5 n/a 0.0 3.5 20.8 1.94 4.45 2.30
1989 Reds 0 1 .000 2 2 n/a 0.0 2.4 39.0 1.84 4.25 2.31
1990 Reds 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 2.6 18.8 1.90 3.91 2.06
1991 Reds 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 70.0 3.7 14.0 2.05 4.49 2.19
1992 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 15.5 1.18 3.41 2.90
1993 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 37.0 6.2 9.3 2.65 4.18 1.58
1994 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.69 4.87 2.88
1995 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.60 2.70 4.50
12 Years 5 2 .714 2 20 0 310.5 3.1 19.4 1.96 4.69 2.39

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Tom Browning Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1984 Cincinnati Reds 54 $40,000.00 - -
1985 Cincinnati Reds 32 $60,000.00 - -
1986 Cincinnati Reds 32 $215,000.00 - -
1987 Cincinnati Reds 32 $287,500.00 - -
1988 Cincinnati Reds 32 $442,500.00 - -
1989 Cincinnati Reds 32 $1,025,000.00 - -
1990 Cincinnati Reds 32 $2,125,000.00 - Stats
1991 Cincinnati Reds 32 $2,425,000.00 Stats -
1992 Cincinnati Reds 32 $3,250,000.00 - -
1993 Cincinnati Reds 32 $2,250,000.00 - -
1994 Cincinnati Reds 32 $3,750,000.00 - n/a
1995 Kansas City Royals 32 $300,000.00 - -

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Bob Grim went 20-6 thirty-one years (1954) earlier with the New York Yankees? Browning won The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year , finished second (behind Vince Coleman ) in Rookie of the Year Award voting, and no rookie pitcher since Browning has joined the Twenty-Wins Club .

Tom Browning did not shave between starts, only wore red underwear on days he pitched, and threw the twelfth perfect game in Major League history. Baseball Almanac is honored to present an exclusive description of that gem researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Tom Browning', Page 328):

Tom Browning (Box Score: 09-16-1988 )

Some 16,591 fans had no way of knowing what was in store for them as they sat huddled in the stands at Riverfront Stadium, waiting out a two-hour 27-minute rain delay. Little did they know that on this Friday, September 16 night, they would see not only a magnificent pitchers' duel, but the first perfect game in Cincinnati Reds history.

Tom Browning, in the midst of one of his finest seasons, took a 15-5 record into the NL West clash against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. He was opposed by Tim Belcher . The Reds were in third place.

In a game that took just one hour, 51 minutes, Browning was as good as a pitcher can get, allowing no batter to reach base while striking out seven. The 28-year-old hurler made just 102 pitches, 70 of them strikes. Nine balls were caught by Reds outfielders, although the Cinci defense had no especially tough plays.

For the first five innings, Belcher matched Browning nearly pitch for pitch. Other than a second inning walk to Eric Davis , no Reds batter reached base until Barry Larkin's two-out double down the right field line in the sixth. Larkin scored the only run of the game on Chris Sabo's high-hop single to third which Jeff Hamilton fielded, but threw into the dirt at first for an error that allowed the run.

Browning had retired the last 11 batters in a row in his previous outing, also against the Dodgers. He would eventually set down 40 straight hitters over three starts, one short of the major league record.

Browning, who on June 6 had a no-hitter broken up by Tony Gwynn's one-out single in the ninth in a game at San Diego, started by getting Alfredo Griffin on a fly to center, Mickey Hatcher on a grounder to third and Kirk Gibson on a fly to left. Mike Marshall grounded out to third, John Shelby struck out and Hamilton fouled out to right in the second.

Over the next three innings, the Dodgers hit just one ball out of the infield, a one-out fly to left by Hatcher in the fourth. In the sixth, Rick Dempsey flew out to left and Steve Sax skied to right before Belcher struck out. Browning never fanned more than one batter in any inning.

The biggest noise made by the Dodgers came in the seventh when Gibson was called out on strikes by Jim Quick to end the inning. The Los Angeles left fielder exploded, and had to be restrained. Quick quickly gave him the heave-ho.

In the eighth, Browning set down Marshall on a fly to Paul O'Neill in right, struck out Shelby and got Hamilton to ground out to Larkin at short. Browning then sailed through the ninth, retiring Dempsey on a fly to O'Neill in right and Sax on a bouncer to Larkin . Tracy Woodson was summoned to pinch hit for Belcher , who had allowed just three hits. Woodson went down swinging.

Browning had pitched the National League's first perfect game in 22 years. He finished the season with an 18-5 record, winning 16 of his final 18 decisions.


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The Cincinnati Reds inducted Tom Browning into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006. His 123 wins as a Cincinnati Red upon his retirement (due to nagging injuries and a broken arm) were twelfth on the franchise all-time leaders list. We recommend: Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout .

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