Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tommy O'Connell

Thomas A. O'Connell


Born:
November 10, 1923
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
February 5, 2011
Philadelphia, PA


Career
1940-41 Northeast Catholic High School - Philadelphia (High School)
Albright College - Reading, PA (College)
1946-47 Reading Keys (EBL)
1946-47 Chester Ukrainians - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1947-48 Lancaster Roses (ABL)
1947-48 Lancaster Red Roses (EPBL)
1948-49 Lancaster Red Roses (EPBL)
1948-49 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)

From Philadelphia, O'Connell had a lengthy career as a shortstop in the minor leagues, includind being a player/manager in the 1950's. I cannot find much for him after 1955, when he was named manager for the Erie baseball club.

He served in the army during World War 2.

O'Connell married Anna Kramer (1928-2006) in 1950.

6'5 or 6'2, depending on source


Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=oconne001tho

Source:
Delaware County Daily Times, March 27, 1947

Stats:



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