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Tommy Heath (baseball)

Tommy Heath
Born: (1913-08-13)August 13, 1913
Akron, Colorado
Died: February 26, 1967(1967-02-26) (aged 53)
Los Gatos, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, Template:Baseball year for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 18, Template:Baseball year for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average .230
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 34

Thomas George Heath (August 3, 1913 – February 26, 1967) was an American catcher and scout in Major League Baseball and a manager in minor league baseball. He played in parts of three seasons in the Majors between Template:Baseball year and Template:Baseball year, all for the St. Louis Browns. Heath stood Script error: No such module "convert". tall and weighed Script error: No such module "convert". during his playing days.

Heath's Major League career was spent with the Browns (1935; 1937–38), where he played 134 total games, compiling a batting average of .230 in 330 at bats with three home runs and 34 runs batted in. He was somewhat better known for his 18-year career as a minor league manager (Template:Baseball yearTemplate:Baseball year), where he principally worked in the New York Giants and Los Angeles Angels farm systems, and in between piloted four Pacific Coast League clubs between Template:Baseball year and Template:Baseball year. As manager of the Giants' Minneapolis Millers Triple-A affiliate (Template:Baseball yearTemplate:Baseball year), he sent players such as Willie Mays and Hoyt Wilhelm — both members of the Baseball Hall of Fame — to the majors. In Template:Baseball year, he managed the Trenton Giants to the Interstate League championship, the only title he won during his managerial career.

Heath served as a scout for the Angels after his managing career ended. He died at age 53 in Los Gatos, California.

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