Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tom Singer, Job Done - 3457

It was a performance that The New York Times called "less-than overpowering" but was a performance from St. John's Tom Singer that got the job done.

It also got the job done against future star major league pitcher Mike Mussina.

In the 1987 Northeast regional, Singer beat the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal, holding Stanford to six hits over 8.1 innings. Singer also picked three runners off base in the 5-1 St. John's victory.

While Singer's opponent that day, Mussina, went on to star in the majors, Singer's career never made it to the bigs. Singer ultimately played in seven professional seasons, never making it to AA.

Singer's pro career began in 1990, taken by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the draft, out of St. John's. He went to St. Johns out of Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst, NY.

Singer started with the Blue Jays at short-season St. Catharines. He got into 13 outings, four starts. He posted a 4.66 ERA.

For 1991, Singer moved to single-A Myrtle Beach, turning full-time starter. He also went 3-8. From there, he moved to Dunedin, staying in Dunedin for three-consecutive seasons.

In his first season at Dunedin, Singer went 10-7, with a 4.00 ERA. One of those wins came in May, with a no-hitter. That no-hitter earned him Florida State League Player of the Week honors.

Singer went 9-11 in his second season there, then turned reliever in his third. His third season at Dunedin also proved his last in the Blue Jays system.

Singer played two more seasons in independent ball, 1995 with Bend in the Western League and 1996 with Catskill, of the North Atlantic League, ending his career.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,262
Made the Majors: 699 - 55.4%
Never Made Majors: 563-44.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 300
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 178

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