Tommy Pham Mother
Tawana Pham is the loving and caring mother of MLB player Tommy Pham, the outfielder currently playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He previously played for the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tommy Pham Wife
Well, ladies, Tommy Pham doesn’t have a wife he is unmarried and has no children either.
Tommy Pham Girlfriend
It seems that Tommy Pham doesn’t have a girlfriend either, and if he does, then he is pretty sneaky and good at keeping her out of the public eye!
Tommy Pham High School and College
In his high school years, Pham attended various schools, including Gorman High School, Centennial High School, and Durango High School in Spring Valley. Pham’s love for baseball saw him play as a pitcher and infielder at Durango High School.
In his senior year, he showed exceptional skills, which earned him the Class 4A All-State Player of the Year title by the Reno Gazette-Journal. He was also named a second-team All-American after batting .581, proving his prowess on the field.
Despite having a fastball in the range of 90-92 mph, drawing interest as a pitching prospect, Pham preferred playing as an infielder. He committed to playing college baseball at Arizona before switching to Cal State Fullerton, although he never attended either school.
Eventually, Pham chose professional baseball over college after being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th round of the 2006 amateur draft, receiving an impressive signing bonus of $325,000.
Tommy Pham MLB Career
- On June 6, 2006, Pham was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th round (#496 overall) of the Major League Baseball draft.
- Four days later, on June 10, 2006, Pham signed a contract with the Cardinals to begin his professional baseball career.
- In 2006, Pham started his minor league career with the Rookie League Johnson City Cardinals, where he batted .231/.340/.324 with one home run in 216 plate appearances. He played shortstop and made 22 errors in 37 games.
- In 2007, Pham was shifted to the outfield and played for the Low–A Batavia Muckdogs and Single–A Swing of the Quad Cities, where he batted .188/.272/.277 with two home runs in 303 plate appearances.
- In 2008, Pham hit .203/.272/.396 with a career-high 156 strikeouts in 438 plate appearances for Single–A Quad Cities and the High–A Palm Beach Cardinals.
- In 2009, he batted .232/.313/.378 in 380 plate appearances in High–A.
- In 2010, Pham suffered a small fracture in his wrist.
- He returned in June 2011 and played 40 games, batting .294.
- In early 2012, Pham suffered a torn left shoulder labrum, which cost him most of the season.
- For the 2012 season, Pham batted .154 in 43 plate appearances for the Double–A Springfield Cardinals.
- After promotion to Triple–A Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 2013, he tore his other labrum but returned to Springfield after rehabilitation.
- In 2014, Pham played most of the season for Memphis, appearing in 104 games, and batted .324/.395/.491, with 63 runs scored, 16 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs, and 44 runs batted in (RBI).
- Here’s a summary of Tommy Pham’s baseball career from 2014 to 2016, maintaining the same tone of voice and bullet points:
- On September 7, 2014, Pham was called up to the major leagues for the first time with the Cardinals but struck out in both of his only two plate appearances that season.
- In 2015, he opened the next season with Memphis but missed the first two months with a strained left quadriceps. Later in the season, he batted .338 in his first 24 games after returning from the disabled list and was named the best defensive outfielder of the PCL for 2015 by Baseball America.
- The Cardinals recalled Pham to the major league club on July 3, 2015. He doubled for his first major league hit in his next game, then hit his first major league home run two days later, ending the game with three RBI.
- On September 16, Pham tripled and had his first multi-home run game against the Milwaukee Brewers in a 5–4 victory. He made his major league postseason debut as a pinch hitter during the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 1 of the 2015 National League Division Series (NLDS) against the Cubs, and hit his first career home run against Jon Lester.
- In 2016, the Cardinals selected Pham for the Opening Day roster but he injured his left oblique during batting practice on Opening Day and was placed on the DL. He returned to the active roster in May but was optioned back to Memphis.
- Sure, here’s the same information in a bulleted format:
- Tommy Pham was left out of the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster in 2017 and played in Memphis.
- On May 7, he homered twice against the Atlanta Braves, with his second homer providing the winning runs in a 6-4 victory.
- Pham became the starting right fielder and finished the season batting .306/.411/.520 with 23 home runs, 73 RBIs, 22 doubles, and 25 stolen bases in 128 games.
- He was the first Cardinals player since 1900 to achieve at least a .300 average, 20 home runs, 20 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in the same season.
- Pham’s performance led to the nickname “Pham-tastic” and placed tenth in the majors in Fangraphs’ Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
- In 2018, the Cardinals named Pham their starting center fielder.
- However, he suffered a significant contusion when a resistance band contraption he designed himself failed and hit him in the forehead during practice.
- Later that year, the Cardinals traded him to Tampa Bay Rays with $500,000 of international bonus pool cash for minor leaguers Justin Williams, Génesis Cabrera, and Roel Ramírez.
- After joining the Rays, he fractured his foot in his second game, and went on the 10-day disabled list.
- He returned and batted .343/.448/.622 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs in 39 games, primarily playing left field.
- In 2019, he batted .273/.369/.450 and led all major league left fielders in fielding percentage with 1.000.
- In December 2019, Pham and Jake Cronenworth were traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Hunter Renfroe, Xavier Edwards, and a player to be named later (PTBNL). The PTBNL was Esteban Quiroz, named in March 2020.
- In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Pham struggled, hitting just .211/.312/.312 with 3 home runs and 12 RBIs in 31 games. He also suffered a fractured hamate bone in his left hand and underwent surgery, missing a month of action.
- In October 2020, Pham was stabbed in his lower back outside a strip club in San Diego, requiring surgery and 200 stitches. He later responded to hecklers by saying he could defend himself because he’s a “very good fighter.”
- Later in the 2020 offseason, he underwent surgery for a tear in the cartilage on the small finger side of his left wrist.
- In 2021, Pham batted .229/.340/.383 with 15 home runs, 49 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases in 155 games for the San Diego Padres. He led the major leagues with 30 pinch-hitting appearances. The Padres granted him free agency after the season.
- On March 26, 2022, Pham signed with the Cincinnati Reds. During the season, he criticized former teammate Luke Voit’s slide into home plate and offered to fight him. He was later suspended for three games and fined $5,000 for slapping Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants in the face before a game.
- Pham was traded to the Boston Red Sox on August 1, 2022, and then to the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 1, 2023, playing DH, left field, and right field.
Tommy Pham Contract and Salary
On January 18, 2023, Tommy Pham signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the New York Mets. The deal included a $1 million signing bonus and a salary of $6 million.
Tommy Pham Mother
Thomas James Pham was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8, 1988. His mother, Tawana, was just 17 years old, and his father Anhtuan was 19 years old. Unfortunately, his father spent most of their lives incarcerated due to drug addiction and street crimes.
His mother’s parents helped her raise Tommy and his sister Brittney with the condition that she worked to support them. While their mother worked hard as a casino waitress, busser, and bakery employee, she had to entrust raising the twins to her own parents.
At one point, he wore leg braces for 1+1⁄2 years after a pediatrician feared he had rickets when he was just two years old. Although Tawana Pham was always working, she did her best to attend her son’s games, but could only make it to a few.
When he was five, Tawana married an electrician named Fred Polk who they welcomed another daughter with, named Mercedes. However, Pham had trouble with his stepfather and even got stabbed once during a fight when he was 25.
Tawana Pham, now Tawana Polk was born Tawana Ramsey in White Plains, on April 4, 1970, she has a twin sister, Rohanna. In addition to her twin children, Tommy and Brittney, Tawana welcomed her daughter Mercedes Polk, born on November 18, 1992, from her marriage to Frederick Polk.
Tommy Pham Father
Tommy Pham’s father Anhtuan Pham was born in Vietnam, to an African dad and a Vietnamese mom. Anhtuan Pham was very young when he moved to the United States with his siblings (brother and sister) and mother. He was 19, when he and Tawana welcomed twins Tommy and Brittany in 1988.
Anhtuan Pham, once a promising football player, unfortunately, got involved in drugs and street crime. According to correctional records, he has been in and out of prison for over three decades and was expected to get released in October 2018. However, Tommy Pham, his son, has no relationship with him. They only met three times, twice while Anhtuan was imprisoned and once after his release. Anhtuan used to write letters to Tommy in an attempt to communicate, but Tommy broke off contact years ago and vowed not to visit him again.
“He used to write me letters. I told him years ago that I was done, and I wouldn’t visit him again,” Tommy says.Tommy Pham
Brittney received a call from an unidentified number in May 2016, which turned out to be a police sergeant informing her that her father Anhtuan Pham was in critical condition. He had been shot nine times by an off-duty cop while allegedly attempting to steal two bags of crab legs from a Washington, D.C. grocery store. Anhtuan Pham had reportedly pointed a fake gun at the officer. Brittney visited him in the hospital with her six-year-old son, Clayton, while her mother and grandmother declined to accompany her, stating that they had enough.
Despite her father’s many mistakes and current situation, Brittney feels pity for him and recognizes that he is still her father. She believes that she needs to forgive him and treat him with respect because he brought her into this world. In recent letters from prison, her father has expressed remorse and a desire to reconnect with Tommy, but Brittney has already warned him not to expect anything from her brother.
While Tommy does not talk to his father and does not know him well, he bears no resentment towards him as he realizes that his experiences in life, including being a grown man, taught him valuable lessons. Even though life has dealt him difficult situations, Tommy does not feel sorry for himself. According to him, he made the most out of his circumstances, viewing them not as hardships but as challenges to overcome.
Tommy Pham Sister
Tommy Pham’s Brittney Pham is his twin sister, born two before after him, and yes, she is stunning and a super mom, just like their momma Tawana Pham.
Some sites reported Tommy Pham sister as Brittany, pretty name but her name is Brittney Pham, proud mother of her beautiful boy Clayton. Brittney. Pham is a fitness instructor at Inferno Pilates.
5’7 Brittney Pham, from Las Vegas, attended Durango High School and played basketball at Molley College, where she pursued a degree in social science. She also worked as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines.