Tom Filer's career began in 1982 with the Chicago Cubs, made a stop in Toronto in 1985, found a home in Milwaukee from 88-90, and then ended his MLB journey 1992 with the New York Mets. In total, Filer pitched 6 seasons compiling 22 wins, 307.3 ip, and a 4.25 era. So why the hell am I writing about him if he wasn't neither a Phillie or Pirate? Thomas Carson Filer went to La Salle University and was born in Philadelphia. That's 3 connections right there! His middle name is my first name, Corey's Alma Mater is La Salle, and the Phillies happen to play in Philly. Added bonus connection- Filer has been a pitching coach in the Phils minor league system.
Speaking of old stomping grounds, the La Salle Explores take on the Bucknell Bison (my college) in men's NCAA hoops tonight at 7pm in Lewisburg, PA. My prediction- La Salle by 10, Bucknell's team just doesn't have the magic this season.
When it comes down to ex-MLB players from our colleges, Bucknell has the upperhand though, as recent Phillie Eric Junge is trying to mix it up in Japan now and Hall-of-Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson, he of 373 wins, has the Bucknell football field named after him.