Tommy Wescott - Player
Inducted in 1984
"Tonto" was probably best known as a minor league star with the Salisbury class "D" Cardinals in the late 1940's, and an excellent softball pitcher on the Shore after his baseball career was over. He graduated from Melville High School in St. Louis, Mo. In 1945, he entered the Air Force after school.
He began his professional baseball career in the St. Louis Cardinal system, beginning in Salisbury, followed by stints in Allentown, PA, Columbus, GA, and Rochester, NY as his principal stops. He also played professional basketball for the Boston Celtics for three years.(?) He was also involved in the local softball leagues for 40 years and was one of the last paid players on the Shore. Tonto operated a local sporting goods store for many years before spending 17 years as Recreation Director for Worchester County until his retirement in 1989.
Her served as one of the original directors of the Foundation and was inducted into the Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1984, and has served as Director of the Julia Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD.