From Tom's Little League days at Kinsley Field to his storied performances on the Charter Road diamond, he established himself as Acton Boxborough's finest baseball player. His hard wood accomplishments as a sweet shooting lefty forward almost matched his amazing high school pitching record. The "Wizard of Westie" was known throughout the region for his jumping fastball and Koufax clone curveball. Tom recorded 37 wins in his varsity baseball career. Included in the 37 victories are 4 no-hitters and an amazing 17 strikeout in a row performance against Lynnfield. This feat came with no less than ten professional scouts looking on. Tom's clutch shooting and poise under fire enabled AB to down Nauset Regional in a Tech Torrney Quarter Final game enabling the Colonials to play another game at the Boston Garden.
In 1968, Tom entered UMass, Amherst where he was First Team Division II All-American. Upon graduation he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers organization where he spent four years reaching as high as triple A until an elbow injury ended his dream. In 1975 Tom struck out Hank Aaron in an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers. After his playing days, Tom went north to Canada where he promoted and coached our national past time. In both 1981 and 1983 his team won the Canadiean National Baseball Championship. In 1992 his high school team won the Provincial High School Championship. In 1991, Tom was elected to the Fredricton, New Brunswick Hall of Fame and a similar honor was bestowed upon him this year at St. John, New Brunswick. Tom is a teacher/coach and resides in St. John with his wife Nancy. He has two sons Troy and Mike and a grandaughter Deanna. In keeping with Tom's humble nature his most memorable moment of AB was having the entire school bussed to Boston Garden in 1967 to watch the Tech Tourney.