Tom Glavine

Professional Baseball Player + Pitcher
Born Mar 25, 1966

Thomas Michael Glavine is a retired American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. With 164 victories during the 1990s, Glavine was the second winningest pitcher in the National League, second only to teammate Greg Maddux's 176. He was a five-time 20-game winner and two-time Cy Young Award winner, and one of only 24 pitchers (and just 6 left-handers) in major league history to earn 300 career wins.… Read More

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


1966 Birth Born on March 25, 1966.


Glavine also played ice hockey alongside baseball. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, after scoring 47 goals and 47 assists in 23 high school games. … Read More


1987 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Glavine elected to play baseball and made his major league debut on August 17, 1987.
1991 25 Years Old 1 More Event
His fortunes turned around in 1991, when he won 20 games and posted a 2.55 earned run average. … Read More
1993 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He was elected to the Billerica Memorial/Howe High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
1995 29 Years Old 1 More Event
The Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians in 6 games in the 1995 World Series, and Glavine was named the Series MVP. … Read More


2002 36 Years Old Glavine's performance had slumped in the second half of 2002 and he was ineffective in his two postseason starts, so Atlanta refused to guarantee a third year on his contract. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old Glavine began 2004 well, highlighted by a May 23 one-hit shutout of the Colorado Rockies and selection to the National League All-Star team. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old He started off 2005 slowly, but rebounded after advice from pitching coach Rick Peterson, who encouraged Glavine to begin pitching inside more often (including a change up in) and incorporate a curveball in his repertoire. … Read More


The Mets' faith in Glavine was rewarded when he returned to his old form during the 2006 season. … Read More
Glavine re-signed with the Mets for the 2007 season, needing only 10 wins to reach 300 wins for his career.
On April 18, 2008, Glavine was placed on the disabled list (DL) for the first time in his 22-year career.
2009 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 19, 2009, Glavine agreed to return to Atlanta by signing a $1 million, one-year contract that included another $3.5 million in possible bonuses based on roster time.
On February 11, 2010, he officially retired from the sport, having strongly hinted at that decision throughout the past few months.
2011 45 Years Old In 2011, Glavine became a color commentator for Atlanta Braves baseball games. … Read More
2014 48 Years Old On January 8, 2014, it was announced that he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility with 91.9%.
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