Jeff Tam

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Jeff Tam
Born: (1970-08-19) August 19, 1970 (age 48)
Fullerton, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 1998, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
July 9, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win-loss record 7-14
Earned run average 3.91
Strikeouts 146

Jeffrey Eugene Tam (born August 19, 1970) is a former right-handed relief pitcher who pitched in the major leagues from 1998 to 2003.

Early years and college career

Tam attended Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida where he played second base and was a teammate of Toronto Blue Jays draft pick Mark Fuller. He led the Florida Space Coast Baseball League (Stan Musial Division) in hits and RBIs in 1991 while playing for the Melbourne Bombers. Tam played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin. He was signed by the New York Mets in 1993 as an undrafted free agent.

Professional career

Tam played for the New York Mets of the National League and the Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays all of the American League. He posted a 7-14 record with an ERA of 3.91 while saving 7 games. His best season was 2000 when he appeared in 72 games and had an ERA of 2.63. He was the top set-up man on an Oakland A's team that went to the playoffs.

Tam last played professionally for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League in 2008.

Tam was a replacement player during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike, when he played with the replacements in early 1995 and was barred from membership in the Major League Baseball Players Association.[1]


  1. ESPN article

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