- Category : Sports-Baseball
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
American baseball player, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
He throws left and is also a good hitter; 6’ tall, 185 lbs.
One of four kids in his family, Tom graduated from High School in 1984 where he played baseball, four-time league All Star and All-Conference honoree and hockey , All-Star and All-Conference teams three times. He earned the Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Player-of-the-Year honors in both sports. He was drafted by two pro sports teams, in the 2nd round by the Braves of the MLB and the 4th round by the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. He signed with the Braves in June 1984 through 2001, making his major league debut on 8/17/1987 vs. the Houston Astros. Tom became a world-class hero when he pitched one of the greatest games in World Series History. The 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in game six of the 1995 World Series clinched Atlanta's first world championship and earned Tom the title of Most Valuable Player of the 1995 World Series
Glavine married Christine with a stepson, Jonathan born 9/07/1994. Their daughter, Amber Nicole was born 1/24/1995, son Peyton on 3/23/1999 and Mason 9/21/2000. The household is active with dogs and cats. Tom is seen in commercial advertising for Mountain Dew and Nike shoes, and appeared in a TV guest shot. He had written two books, "None but the Braves: A Pitcher, a Team, a Champion," September 1996 and "Baseball for Everybody: Tom Glavine's Guide to America's Game," 1999. He has volunteered his time as a member of the National Sports Committee of the Leukemia Society of America and has helped raise several thousand dollars as honorary chairman of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse.
On August 5, 2007 the baseball phenomenon became the 23rd pitcher to win his 300th game. Glavine is one of only five left-handed pitchers on the elite list of 23.