Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Monday, September 20, 2010

1976 Topps #561 - Tom Carroll


  • Tom Carroll had a short two-year career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974 and 1975. Carroll was drafted by the Reds in 1970. He pitched in the minors from 1970 to July of 1974 before being called up by the Reds. As the card says, Tom pitched a  no-hitter while with AAA Indianapolis in 1974. Carroll appeared in 16 games (13 starts) in 1974 and went 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA for the Reds.
  • Tom started the 1975 season with Indianapolis and was called up to the Reds in June. Carroll went 4-1 with a 4.98 ERA in 12 games (7 starts) for the Reds in 1975. Carroll wasn't on the Reds' postseason roster.
  • Carroll was back in Indianapolis for the 1976 season. He was 9-12 with a 5.38 ERA for Indianapolis and was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season for  Jim Sadowski.
  • Tom didn't make the Pirates' club in 1977. He pitched for a while in the Montral Expos' system in 1977 and then retired.
  • In 1980 Tom attempted a comeback with the independent Class A Alexandria Dukes. The comeback was  unsuccessful and Carroll retired again.
  • After his playing career Carroll earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in International Affairs. He now works for MITRE (a non-profit engineering and technology firm) as an analyst. Here is a story about Tom's work.

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