Tom Wise (minors02)
Thomas C. Wise
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Madison High School
Wise debuted in 1970 with the Covington Astros (.281/~.431/.491 in 23 games, .870 fielding in the outfield) and Williamsport Astros (.275/~.356/.363 in 24 games, .833 fielding in the outfield). In 1971, Tom batted .270/~.426/.452 for the Cocoa Astros. His 88 walks ranked fifth in the Florida State League. Wise moved to first base, but defense continued to be a problem as he made 16 errors.
In 1972, Tom was primarily a bench player, hitting .231/~.338/.281 in 199 AB over 70 games. The next year, he made it to AA with the Columbus Astros and produced at a .262/~.347/.343 clip as the club's most-used third baseman (65 games). In his last season, Wise hit .258/~.351/.392 in 103 contests for Columbus, playing both corner infield slots regularly.
Primary Sources: 1971-1975 Baseball Guides