Tom Simpson, 91, was known as “Duke” during his baseball career. He started playing sports as a child. He even played ball in the Army.
While studying at Notre Dame, he found a career path as a pitcher. Tom went on to play in the minor leagues with several teams including the LA Angeles before hitting the major league in 1953 as the pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. One of his fondest memories is pitching a no hitter while on the Buffalo Bisons, July 22, 1951, in Buffalo, NY.