|Born:October 30, 1952|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|September 5, 1981, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 27, 1985, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Earned run average||4.40|
Thomas Martin Brennan (born October 30,1952) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched from 1981 to 1985 for the Cleveland Indians,Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was called “The Grey Flamingo”for his odd pitching delivery of pausing briefly on one leg before continuing with his pitch. Vin Scully delighted in highlighting the nickname and pitching style during a nationally broadcast baseball game on Saturday,April 7,1984,in which Jack Morris pitched a no-hitter.
Brennan played college baseball for Lewis University in Romeoville,Illinois,where he helped the Flyers win the 1974 NAIA World Series. He was additionally named the MVP of the tournament.
Brennan was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021.
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