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Bill Thom
Pitcher
Born: (1937-08-15) August 15, 1937 (age 83)
Los Angeles, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

William Charles Thom (born August 15, 1937) was a pitcher who is most notable for winning the 1958 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a junior at University of Southern California. He is one of seven players from University of Southern Califnoria to win that award. The others are: Bud Hollowell, Bill Seinsoth, Russ McQueen, George Milke, Rod Boxberger and Wes Rachels

He was also an All-American in 1959.

Considered one of the finest pitchers in USC history, he won 10 games and posted a 1.44 ERA in 1959. He won 23 games in his Trojan career.

He played professional from 1959 to 1962, never reaching the big leagues. Overall, he went 32-19 in his professional career.

In 2001, he was inducted into the USC Sports Hall of Fame.

His son, Bill Thom, Jr., played for USC in 1992 and 1993.

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