Tommy Nance is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021 with the Chicago Cubs.
Long Beach, California’s Woodrow Wilson High School was Nance’s alma mater for high school. He had a stress fracture in his lower back while he was a senior in high school.
Baseball was his primary sport during his time at Long Beach State, Cypress College, and Santa Clara Universities. After completing his final year of college, he had the Tommy John procedure done.
Following his graduation from Santa Clara University in 2015, Nance did not get selected and instead joined the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League.
Nance pitched in 29 games, recording a record of 1-1 with an earned run average of 4.74, 40 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched, and a WHIP of 1.421. Nance’s contract was acquired by the Chicago Cubs organization on January 18, 2016, and the transaction took place.
He spent time with the Low-A Eugene Emeralds, the Single-A South Bend Cubs, the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Triple-A Iowa Cubs during the 2016 season. All of these teams are affiliated with the Chicago Cubs organization.
Does Tommy Nance Dad Have ALS?
Marc Nance, Tommy’s father, was given a diagnosis of ALS seven years ago and is still fighting the disease to this day.
Because of the “unmatched” support he received from his family during his journey, Tommy has found that this season has an even greater sense of accomplishment.