|Born: May 18, 1862|
|Died: January 26, 1889 26) (aged|
|April 18, 1884, for the Philadelphia Keystones|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 15, 1886, for the Detroit Wolverines|
|Runs batted in||4|
Thomas J. Gillen (May 18,1862 –January 26,1889) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. He played primarily catcher during the 1884 season for the Philadelphia Keystones of the Union Association and during the 1886 season for the Detroit Wolverines of the National League.
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