An all star in 1982, Hume pitched for 11 years in the majors, going 57-71 with 92 saves. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 and soon became a fixture in their bullpen. He saved 17 games in 1979, then led the National League in games finished (62) in 1980 while saving 25 more games for the Reds. Hume posted doubled-digit saves in each of the next two seasons. He saved 17 in 1982, which is the year he went to the All-Star Game. The Reds eventually dealt Hume to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1986. He stayed there for a year and a half, before being traded back to Cincinnati in 1987, which was the final year of his career.
Hume earned the save in the 1982 All-Star Game. He retired the only batter he faced, Buddy Bell, on a fly ball to right field. Following his playing career Hume was a bullpen coach for the Reds.
Tom Hume – career stats