|Born:May 9, 1954|
|September 13, 1979, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1979, for the Baltimore Orioles|
Thomas Raymond Chism (born May 9,1954) is an American former Major League Baseball player from Chester,Pennsylvania.
Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of Widener University in 1974,Chism made his Major League debut for the Orioles on September 13,1979. He would go on to appear in six games mainly as a first baseman.
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William James"B. J."Surhoff is an American former catcher,outfielder,first baseman,third baseman,and designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB). Over his 18-year MLB career,he played every position except pitcher. After playing for the Orioles from 1996 to 2000,he rejoined the team in 2003 and played through the 2005 season. He started his career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1987–1995) and also played for the Atlanta Braves (2000–2002). Surhoff began his career as a catcher,and after playing third base in the mid-1990s,shifted to become primarily a left fielder. Surhoff was the first-overall pick in the 1985 MLB Draft.
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