Tom Lanning

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Tom Lanning
Born:(1907-04-22)April 22, 1907
Biltmore, North Carolina
Died: November 4, 1967(1967-11-04) (aged 60)
Marietta, Georgia
Batted: LeftThrew: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 1938, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1938, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 6.43
Strikeouts 2

Thomas Newton Lanning (April 22, 1907 – November 4, 1967) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher for one season (1938) with the Philadelphia Phillies. For his career, he compiled a 0–1 record, with a 6.43 earned run average, and two strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

A single in his only at-bat left Lanning with a rare MLB career batting average of 1.000. [1] His only decision came in the same game when the Phillies lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers, 8–1, on September 24, 1938. [2]

An alumnus of Wake Forest University, Lanning was born in Biltmore, North Carolina, and died in Marietta, Georgia, at the age of 60.

Lanning's younger brother, Johnny, was also an MLB pitcher.

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  1. "The 1938 PHI N Regular Season Batting Log for Tom Lanning". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. "Philadelphia Phillies at Brooklyn Dodgers Box Score, September 24, 1938". September 24, 1938. Retrieved April 30, 2020.