A reserve catcher for 10 years in the majors, Egan compiled a .200 career average with 22 home runs in 373 big-league games. His first appearance in the big leagues came with the California Angels in 1965 and he would go on to spend eight of his 10 big-league years with the Halos. He played in 79 games for California in 1970, hitting .238 with four home runs. Despite his career year, Egan was dealt to the Chicago White Sox along with Jay Johnstone for three players including Ken Berry. Egan responded with a career-high 10 home runs in 1971 but was released by the White Sox the following season. He found his way back to California, where he remained with the Angels for two more years, before hanging up his catching mitt in 1975.
On September 24, 1974 Eagan was the catcher for Nolan Ryan’s third no-hitter. Ryan bested the Minnesota Twins 4-0, striking out 15, including the last hitter he faced Eric Soderholm, with Egan behind the dish. Egan noted in an article in Sports Illustrated that Ryan gave him a $500 bonus following the game.
Tom Egan – career stats