Year Inducted: 1995
Schools / Organizations: (Mt. Prospect) Prospect High School
The University of Michigan
MLB: Cubs, Twins
Biography: Tom was a three-sport star at (Mt. Prospect) Prospect High School in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a captain in all three sports. Tom graduated with 11 Prospect hoops records—highlighted by most career points (1,222 in 1964-67), most single-season points (580 in 1965-66), best single-season field-goal percentage (.633 in 1965-66), most single-game points (47 vs. Taylorville in 1966-67), and Prospect (Walker) Field House single-game points (42 vs. Forest View in 1966-67). He was a two-time Mid-Suburban League scoring champion (1965-67) and led the team to a 51-17 record during his career (7-1 at the prestigious Pontiac Holiday Tournament). His accomplishments allowed him to receive 300 college scholarship offers in basketball and baseball. As a senior, Tom was 1st-Team Chicago American All-State, 1st-Team Chicago Daily News All-State and All-Area, 2nd-Team, and Special Mention Champaign News-Gazette All-State. Tom played basketball and baseball at Michigan where he led the Wolverine freshmen in scoring before deciding to concentrate on baseball after several ankle injuries. Tom reached the majors with the Cubs and Twins briefly before retiring from his playing career in 1976.