Tom Veryzer Stats

Tom Veryzer was born on Wednesday, February 11, 1953, in Port Jefferson, New York. Veryzer was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 14, 1973, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Veryzer baseball stats page.

"It's official - Detroit released Rich Reese unconditionally Friday, and brought 20-year-old rookie Tom Veryzer from its Toledo farm club in the International League. You're going to like Veryzer," General Manager Jim Campbell said. "He's real talkative. You can't shut him up. I talked to him before the game and said, 'you must be real thrilled to be up here in the big leagues for the first time,'" Campbell said. "He said, 'yep,' and walked away." - The Traverse City Record-Eagle (UPI, 08/11/1973, Tom Veryzer joins Tigers , Page 12)
Tom Veryzer

Tom Veryzer Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#537)
Tom Veryzer Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#537)

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Birth Name:
Thomas Martin Veryzer
Nickname:
Tom
Born On:
02-11-1953  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Port Jefferson, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-08-2014 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Islip, New York
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Islip High School (Islip, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-14-1973 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-30-1984
Draft:
1971 : 1st Round (11th)
Tom Veryzer

Tom Veryzer 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 Veryzer

Tom Veryzer Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1973 20 Tigers 18 20 1 6 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400
1974 21 Tigers 22 55 4 13 2 0 2 0 9 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 .236 .300 .382
1975 22 Tigers 128 404 37 102 13 1 5 0 48 23 1 76 2 5 5 7 .252 .297 .327
1976 23 Tigers 97 354 31 83 8 2 1 0 25 21 1 44 6 3 6 11 .234 .286 .277
1977 24 Tigers 125 350 31 69 12 1 2 0 28 16 0 44 4 3 0 5 .197 .230 .254
1978 25 Indians 130 421 48 114 18 4 1 0 32 13 0 36 15 4 5 7 .271 .298 .340
1979 26 Indians 149 449 41 99 9 3 0 0 34 34 0 54 10 4 4 10 .220 .279 .254
1980 27 Indians 109 358 28 97 12 0 2 0 28 10 1 25 4 3 8 11 .271 .303 .321
1981 28 Indians 75 221 13 54 4 0 0 0 14 10 1 10 5 2 1 6 .244 .278 .262
1982 29 Mets 40 54 6 18 2 0 0 0 4 3 2 4 0 1 0 1 .333 .362 .370
1983 30 Cubs 59 88 5 18 3 0 1 0 3 3 1 13 1 0 0 1 .205 .231 .273
1984 31 Cubs 44 74 5 14 1 0 0 0 4 3 1 11 2 0 4 3 .189 .259 .203
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 996 2,848 250 687 84 12 14 0 231 143 8 329 49 25 33 62 .241 .283 .294
Tom Veryzer

Tom Veryzer Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1973 Tigers SS 18 3 150 21 1.2 18 6 12 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 3.24
1974 Tigers SS 20 11 381 55 2.8 51 18 33 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .927 3.61
1975 Tigers SS 128 126 3,267 597 4.7 573 215 358 24 62 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.74
1976 Tigers SS 97 94 2,511 494 5.1 477 164 313 17 53 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.13
1977 Tigers SS 124 115 2,940 580 4.7 562 185 377 18 62 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.16
1978 Indians SS 129 121 3,246 573 4.4 552 177 375 21 58 n/a n/a n/a .963 4.59
1979 Indians SS 148 146 3,714 702 4.7 684 238 446 18 90 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.97
1980 Indians SS 108 108 2,739 515 4.8 500 169 331 15 59 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.93
1981 Indians SS 75 73 1,842 338 4.5 328 121 207 10 48 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.81
1982 Mets 2B 26 5 237 53 2.0 51 21 30 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.81
1982 Mets SS 16 11 291 38 2.4 33 19 14 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .868 3.06
1983 Cubs 3B 17 3 159 11 0.6 11 4 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1983 Cubs SS 28 15 489 90 3.2 88 23 65 2 16 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.86
1984 Cubs 2B 4 3 90 23 5.8 22 7 15 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 6.60
1984 Cubs 3B 5 0 27 1 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1984 Cubs SS 36 15 504 88 2.4 85 37 48 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.55
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 927 838 22,074 4,091 4.4 3,951 1,372 2,579 140 463 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.83
2B Totals 30 8 327 76 2.5 73 28 45 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.03
3B Totals 22 3 186 12 0.5 11 4 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.60
12 Years 979 849 22,587 4,179 4.3 4,035 1,404 2,631 144 471 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.82
Tom Veryzer

Tom Veryzer Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1973 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 5.0 10.0 - - -
1974 Tigers 1 0 1.000 2 2 0 27.5 6.9 6.1 - - -
1975 Tigers 2 6 .250 0 0 0 80.8 5.3 8.4 - - -
1976 Tigers 1 4 .200 1 0 0 354.0 8.0 14.2 - - -
1977 Tigers 0 1 .000 0 1 0 175.0 8.0 12.5 - - -
1978 Indians 1 2 .333 0 1 0 421.0 11.7 13.2 - - -
1979 Indians 2 5 .286 0 1 0 0.0 8.3 13.2 - - -
1980 Indians 0 5 .000 0 1 0 179.0 14.3 12.8 - - -
1981 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 22.1 15.8 - - -
1982 Mets 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.5 13.5 - - -
1983 Cubs 0 0 .000 11 6 n/a 88.0 6.8 29.3 - - -
1984 Cubs 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 6.7 18.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 9 23 .281 15 14 0 203.4 8.7 12.3 - - -
Tom Veryzer

Tom Veryzer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 Detroit Tigers 7 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Detroit Tigers 7 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Detroit Tigers 7 $16,000.00 - -
1976 Detroit Tigers 7 $26,500.00 - -
1977 Detroit Tigers 7 $37,500.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 21 Undetermined - -
1979 Cleveland Indians 21 , 15 Undetermined - -
1980 Cleveland Indians 15 Undetermined - -
1981 Cleveland Indians 15 Undetermined - -
1982 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - -
1983 Chicago Cubs 29 Undetermined - -
1984 Chicago Cubs 29 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Tom Veryzer was selected in 1975, by Topps Baseball Inc., as the shortstop for their 1975 Topps All-Star Rookie Team? Around the horn were John Montefusco (RHP), Tom Underwood (LHP), Gary Carter (C), Mike Ivie (1B), Jerry Remy (2B), Larry Parrish (3B), Dan Ford (OF), Fred Lynn (OF) and Jim Rice (OF).
Tom Veryzer Baseball Card
Tom Veryzer | 1976 Topps All-Star Rookie Baseball Card (#432 | Checklist )
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On August 19, 1969 , Ken Holtzman threw a no-hitter. On June 3, 1971 , Holtzman threw his second no-no. On June 8, 1975 , Holtzman threw a no-hitter through the 9th inning, then, with two outs, Tom Veryzer doubled, ending Holtzman's bid for career no-hitter number three.

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