Visions & Voices: Velocity and Vulnerability: Tom House

This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event: Velocity and Vulnerability: Baseball Pitchers and the Limits of Human Performance, March 31 at Dedeaux Field at USC at 6:00 pm

About Tom House

Tom House, who played at USC in 1967, is a well-known pitching guru with an extensive background. After being selected by the Atlanta Braves in the third round (48th overall) of the 1967 secondary draft, House made his major league debut in 1971. He would play through the 1978 season with career stops at Atlanta, Boston and Seattle.

He went 5-3 with a 1.43 ERA in 94 2/3 innings during his 1967 season at USC. In his 289 major league appearances, House compiled a 29-23 record with a 3.79 ERA and 33 saves.

He has been instrumental in researching ways to improve the health and performance of pitchers at all levels. Prior to joining the USC staff, he was the founder and CEO of the National Pitching Association, based in San Diego, which provided pitchers, parents and coaches with three-dimensional motion analysis, functional strength screens, mental/emotional profiles and nutritional assessments.

House graduated from USC in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in management. He earned his first master's degree in marketing in 1974 and his second master's degree in performance psychology in 1981 before earning his doctorate based in psychology in 1984.