Poquette played for seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Kansas City Royals in 1973 and finishing with the Royals in 1982. In between he played for the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers and hit .268 with 10 home runs in 452 games. Poquette was a regular for the Royals as a rookie in 1976. He hit .302 that year, then hit .292 in 1977. However, his average slid to .216 in 1978 and Kansas City dealt him to the Red Sox midway through the 1979 season. Poquette performed well for Boston, hitting .331 in 63 games, but the Red Sox released him the next year. He caught on with the Rangers, then returned to the Royals before concluding his career.
Poquette and the Royals faced the New York Yankees three straight years in the American League Championship Series. The two teams played from 1976-1978, with New York prevailing every time.
Tom Poquette – career stats