- September 3, 1931
- 6' 1"
- 175 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 4-18-1954 with BOS
The Red Sox' most effective righthanded starter during the 1950s, Brewer pitched for teams that finished in the middle of the pack. His best year was 1956, when he finished 19-9 and pitched two innings of the All-Star Game. Throughout his career, he was especially tough on the Indians and A's.
Brewer attended Elon College in 1951, but was signed as an amateur free agent by the Sox that same season. He would make his MLB debut with the Red Sox in 1954 as (mostly) a starting pitcher. He would be a useful and capable right-handed starter throughout his career, though none of the Sox teams of his era would finish higher than 3rd place.
Tom Brewer is chosen by the website "Top 100 Red Sox" as # 78 of all-time. He played 8 years in the majors, all with the Boston Red Sox, and won 91 games.
In, 1957, his 16 wins were third in the American League.
Brewer missed the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service.
An article in the July 28, 2007 Boston Globe indicated that Brewer had decisions in all of his first 21 starts in one season (1957), a Red Sox record of sorts tied recently by Tim Wakefield.
- Tom Brewer