On this day in 1977, Red Sox pitcher and 2-time World Series MVP Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California.
On this day in 1984, Tom Brady pitched a one-hitter for the San Mateo Little League Minors team against the Bridgeport, Connecticut Minors team in the opening round of the Little League World Series. Though San Mateo was eliminated in the semifinals by eventual US bracket champion Altamonte Springs, Florida Brady would establish himself during San Mateo's tournament run as a potential future star.
On this day in 1995, Tom Brady officially enrolled at the University of Michigan; before his collegiate pitching career was over he would rack up two no-hitters and power the Wolverines to their first College World Series since 1984.
On this day in 1988, Tom Brady and his parents attended the first game of the 1988 World Series. In a moment the future Red Sox ace would never forget, Brady ended up catching Kirk Gibson's dramatic game-winning home run when it dropped into the stands; the ball became apersonal lucky charm for Brady, who would eventually make it a habit to put it in his locker before an important start.
On this day in 1984, Tom Brady made his Little League debut, pitching his Minors division team to a two-run shutout win.
On this day in 1986, Tom Brady attended his first MLB game, a 6-5 Red Sox win over the Oakland As. Brady would later cite this as the moment when he began aspiring to play in the major leagues himself.
On this day in 1995, the San Francisco Chronicle named Junipero Serra High School pitcher Tom Brady of San Mateo as one of its top 100 California state scholastic athletes of the year.
On this day in 1996, Tom Brady pitched his first collegiate no-hitter, earning a 2-0 win against Bowling Green.
On this day in 1999, Tom Brady was signed by the Red Sox to a three-year contract and sent to their Class AA minor league affiliate in Lowell, Massachusettts for further preparation for the majors.
On this day in 1997, Tom Brady pitched his second collegiate no-hitter, beating Michigan State 4-0.
On this day in 1999, the Boston Red Sox selected Tom Brady with their first pick in Major League Baseball's Rule V amateur draft.
He was the sixth pick overall; at the time of his selection he'd pitched the Michigan Wolverines to a third-place finish in the 1998 College World Series, their highest rank in that tournament since 1984.
On this day in 1999, Tom Brady made his minor league debut, pitching eight innings and racking up eleven strikeouts in a 3-1 Lowell Spinners victory.
On this day in 1999, Tom Brady finished his rookie season with the Lowell Spinners with a 4-1 win.
On this day in 2000, Tom Brady pitched his first minor league no-hitter, boosting the Lowell Spinners to a 3-0 win over Williamsport.
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