Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For seven seasons (1981 to 1987), he played in the outfield or at first base with the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers. Born Timothy Lee Tolman, he attended Loyola High School in California. He played collegiate baseball at the University of Southern California and while with the Trojans, he led the team in hitting with a .404 batting average and earned All-Pac 8 Southern Division Player of the Year honors while contributing to USC's capturing of the College World Series title in 1978. Selected by the Houston Astros during the 12th round of the 1978 Amateur Draft, he made his Major League debut on September 9th 1981. After retiring as a player, he served as a Minor League manager in the Houston Astros' organization (1991 to 1996 and moved on to scouting (1997 to 2002). He served as a Minor League coach with the Cleveland Indians from 2003 to 2006 and returned to the Major League level as the third base coach with the Washington Nationals (2007 to 2008) under manager Manny Atca. When Atca became the manager of the Cleveland Indians in 2010, Tolman rejoined him and served as his bench coach. Tolman retired following the 2011 season after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Bio by: C.S.