Lefty power hitting 1st baseman and pitcher for Tallmadge Little League and Youth Teams. In 1975, he was part of the Little League State Champs. Tom was selected All-Metro at Tallmadge High with .480 batting average in '80. At Broward Community College in Florida, he was All-League, hit .320-.340 in '81-'82. At the University of Georgia, Tom hit .310-.335. In Akron AA, he was D.B. Johnsens All Star '82 with a .480 batting average. Tom was also chosen as a AA All Star with Champion Field Falcons '83-'84.