Former INF Tom Brookens joins Tigers as coach

BY foxsports • November 9, 2009

The Detroit Tigers have named former infielder Tom Brookens as the team's first base, outfield and baserunning coach. Manager Jim Leyland said Monday Brookens is a "perfect fit" for the staff. Brookens played 12 seasons with Detroit (1979-88), the New York Yankees (1989) and Cleveland Indians (1990). He finished his career with a .246 batting average, 71 home runs and 431 RBIs in 1,336 games. He spent the past five seasons as a minor league manager in the Tigers organization, compiling a 310-262 record.