Country Strong Tigers wants to wish former Detroit Tigers player and current 1st base coach, Tom Brookens a happy 59th birthday!
As a manager, Brookens lead the West Michigan Whitecaps to a Midwest League Championship in 2007. In 2008, he was promoted to manage the Tigers Double-A affiliate the Erie Seawolves.
Tom played for the Tigers from 1979-1988. He was drafted 4th overall in the 1st round of the 1975 amateur draft by the Tigers. During his 10 years in Detroit, Tom compiled a .246 avg with 66 home runs and 397 RBI. Along the way, Tom earned himself a World Series ring with the Tigers in 1984. He ended his career 50 hits shy of 1,000.