Tuesday, March 8, 2011
648 - Tom Egan
Tom Egan played ten seasons at the Major League level. Egan began his career with in California and played six season as the Angels' backup catcher until he was traded to the White Sox after the 1970 season. Egan played two season in Chicago as the White Sox's backup catcher.
After a horrid 1972 season in which he batted .191, Egan was sent to the minors and spent the entire 1973 season with the Iowa Oaks of the American Association. Egan was selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft prior to the 1974 season and remained on the big league roster for the next two seasons.
On September 28, 1974, Egan caught Nolan Ryan's third no-hit game.
About This Card
The White Sox have gone through a lot of uniform changes throughout their history, probably more so than any other Major League Baseball team. However, it always puzzled me why, from 1971 through 1975, the White Sox wore red. The color always makes me think of another Major League Baseball team on the east coast.