CLOSTER, N.J. -- Happy birthday Closter native Tom Waddell.
Waddell, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, was born in Scotland on Sept. 17, 1957 and turns 59 on Saturday.
He was a right-hander standout at Demarest High School -- Northern Valley Regional High School, and Manhattan College
He was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent out of Manhattan College in 1981.
Waddell had shoulder surgery in September 1985 and made only three rehab appearances for Cleveland's triple A affiliate in 1986.
He split the 1989 season between the Expos and Milwaukee Brewers farm system before retiring.
Waddell and his wife Sande have two children, Kady and Kyle, who is a professional pitcher in Germany.
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