Tom Saffell

Most Influential Person

American baseball player

Why Is Tom Saffell Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Thomas Judson Saffell was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Athletics. Early life Saffell grew up in Etowah, Tennessee, playing sports, especially fast-pitch softball. His team won the state tournament and played in a national tournament in Detroit. After completing high school in 1940, Saffell enrolled at Maryville College, where he injured his knee playing football. Saffell signed as a baseball player in 1941 with the Newport Canners in the Appalachian League, but reinjured his knee and was released. He tried out with the Kingsport Cherokees, but was cut after two weeks because of a sore knee, playing 23 games in all while hitting .231.

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