Thomas James Acker (born March 7, 1930) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Tom Acker
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Pitcher
Born: (1930-03-07) March 7, 1930 (age 89)
Paterson, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1956, for the Cincinnati Redlegs
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1959, for the Cincinnati Redlegs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record19–13
Earned run average4.12
Strikeouts256
Teams

A right-hander, he was signed by the New York Giants before the 1948 season. On October 14, 1951, he was traded by Buffalo with pitcher Moe Savransky to the Cincinnati Redlegs for outfielder Jim Bolger.[1] He played for the Redlegs from 1956 to 1959.

The majority of Acker's 153 appearances were as a relief pitcher, but he did start 23 games. During his career, he had 256 strikeouts in just 380.3 total innings. His K/9IP was 6.06, which was higher than the National League average at that time. In 1957 he finished in the National League top ten for games pitched, winning percentage, and hit batsmen.

Acker handled 68 out of 69 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .986 during his four seasons.

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