Tom Brookens

Baseball Player
Born Aug 10, 1953

Thomas Dale Brookens is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers (1979–1988), New York Yankees (1989), and Cleveland Indians (1990). Brookens is currently the first base coach for the Tigers.

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  • La Russa Baseball Has Room For Intensity
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 20, 2013
  • Path Traveled To Title Is Uncharted For Tigers Mlb.Com
    Google News - Sep 17, 2011
  • From World Champion To Royal Oak Icon Patch.Com
    Google News - Sep 15, 2011
  • Doug Fister Brings Back Memories Of '87 Doyle Alexander Deal Detroit Free Press
    Google News - Sep 13, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Brookens.


1953 Birth Born on August 10, 1953.


1975 21 Years Old On January 9, 1975, Brookens was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (4th pick overall) of the 1975 amateur draft. … Read More
On August 20, 1980, Brookens went 5-for-5 with a triple and a home run, and also started a triple play in an 8–6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. … Read More


2005 51 Years Old Brookens in 2005 and 2006 was the manager of the Class A New York - Penn League Oneonta Tigers in the Detroit Tigers minor league system. … Read More
2008 54 Years Old After winning a championship with the Whitecaps, the Tigers promoted Brookens again in 2008, this time to the Erie SeaWolves, their Class AA - Eastern League affiliate. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old Brookens was ejected from a game by umpire Paul Emmel on May 24, 2012. … Read More
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