Highlights & Notables > 1993

Established himself as the most productive pitcher in the league the last three seasons by winning 20+ games for the third consecutive time

He is the first to accomplish that feat since Oakland's Dave Stewart won at least 20 games four times between 1987-90, and the first N.L. pitcher to attain the mark since Ferguson Jenkins did it six straight years from 1967-72

He is the first Braves pitcher to post three consecutive 20+ win seasons since Warren Spahn did it six years in a row from 1956-61

Finished third in the Cy Young voting behind teammate Greg Maddux and San Francisco's Bill Swift

Started the season by winning his first seven

Won eight of his last nine games and 11 of his last 13 decisions

The Braves ended up 27-9 in his 36 starts

He was named N.L.'s Co-Player-of-the-Week with Los Angeles' Mike Piazza for June 14-20

Tom was also selected to his third straight All-Star Game, but did not play

Went 93 games (152 total chances) without committing an error from August 30, 1990 to July 20, 1993

Finished the season tied for first in the league in with 22 wins, third in winning percentage (.786), fourth in innings pitched (239.1), eighth in ERA (3.20) and tied for ninth with four complete games


In his only appearance, he recorded his first career NLCS win in five tries in Game 3 (7.0 IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K)