3P’s Baseball Pitching Experts: Tom Glavine
Tom Glavine is one of the most successful pitchers of this era. His consistency has enabled him to reach the admired milestone of a 300 game winner. As a sure Hall of Famer, he recently passed Bob Feller (2,581) and Braves legend Warren Spahn (2,583) for 24th on the all-time strikeout list.
Like many prominent high school athletes aspire to do, he was able transition his game to major league stardom. Tom was a unique athlete graduating from Billerica Memorial High School in Massachusetts in 1984, where he played baseball and hockey. He was a four-time league All-Star and All- Conference honoree in baseball and was named to All-Star and All-Conference teams three times in hockey. Tom earned the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic and Player of the Year honors in both baseball and hockey. Two professional sports teams drafted him: in the second round by the Atlanta Braves and in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Kings (NHL).
Outside of baseball, Tom is very active in charitable activities including being a member of the National Sports Committee of the Leukemia Society of America. He also served as honorary chairman of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, and for the 16th straight year, hosted the Georgia Transplant Foundation’s Annual Spring Training. This foundation is focused on providing both financial and educational assistance to families of those undergoing or awaiting a transplant. Tom was the recipient of the Good Guy Award from the New Jersey Sportswriters and has received the Joan Payson Award for humanitarian service from the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America.