About Tom Oldham
Baseball has been Tom Oldham’s passion for as long as he can remember. Whether long-tossing with his dad, throwing tennis balls into his make shift strike zone taped to his basement wall or practicing his delivery in front of the living room mirror, he was always trying to get better.
Tom understood that if you want something bad enough, you will put in the effort and time it takes to reach that goal. All the hard work paid off in 2003, when Tom was drafted in the 8th round to the Seattle Mariners after playing college baseball with Creighton University in Omaha, NE. In 2004, he was 5th in strikeouts in all of Minor League Baseball, highlighted by a 15-strikeout performance against the Dayton Dragons in 8 innings.
Tom was drafted in the 8th round to the Seattle Mariners
Later that year, Tom was named to the Northwood Collegiate Baseball League’s All-Decade Team for his performance in 2001 with the Wisconsin Woodchucks. With the Woodchucks, Tom led them to the league championship after setting the All-Time Northwoods League ERA record with a 0.72 ERA in over 92 innings pitched. In Double A, in 2005, he was twice named Minor League Baseball Pitcher of the Week with the San Antonio Missions.
His performance in Double A helped to earn him a start against the Chicago Cubs during Spring Training in 2006 in which Tom pitched three shutout innings. Later that year, he pitched in Triple A with the Tacoma Rainiers before his professional career was cut short by an injury. Although Tom’s playing career is complete, his passion for development remains and he hopes his experiences and knowledge will help players reach their goals.
Tom works with individuals and teams of all ages on pitching, hitting and fielding. Contact him for more information.