WILMINGTON, MA — This is the fifth in a series of profiles celebrating the former Wilmington Little League’s seniors playing on the Wilmington High School baseball team. Little League’s motto is courage, character, and loyalty. Through playing with and against each other, these student athletes the embodiment of the motto.
For Tommy Worob intensity is the name of the game. Between the lines he goes 100 mph all the time. The uniform may be dirty and shirt not tucked in, but if you ask him to run through a wall he would. Tommy is a quiet man of few words who never backs down. He is always ready for a new challenge. Pencil him in the lineup and you know exactly what you are going to get. If there is one player on the varsity team that every teammate would want next to them in a fox hole prepping for battle, it would be Tommy Worob.
Tommy began his WLL career playing for the Avalanche coached by Bob Ducharme and Dave Woods. Tommy fell in love with the game playing on the small diamonds of the North and Glen Road. From the beginning he had a natural talent for baseball. During his early years he enjoyed playing with his friends and the friendly competition that came along with his friends on opposing teams. Even as a young ball player the intensity was always there. He remembers Rookie ball giving him the opportunity to play every position.
Tommy was drafted by the A’s as an 11 year old and spent two seasons playing for Coach Mike Gracia. He is really appreciative of not only of what he learned from Coach Gracia, but also from the A’s assistant coach Bob Butters. Tommy was selected to the All Star team in his final Major season. His fondest memory was playing for and winning the championship with the A’s during his twelve year old season. He was an important cog in that championship season, playing wherever needed, even spending time behind the plate. The other highlight during his time in the majors was making the All Star team and getting to play in the All Star tournament. During his time with the A’s Tommy played with current teammates Danny Gracia and Dylan Bresnahan.
Tommy continued his WLL career playing two years of Juniors. In addition to playing eight years of WLL baseball he also played for the Jimmy Fund, Pony and Northeast teams in the summer.He was a member of the first Wilmington Middle School team. His versatility and ability to play all over the diamond helped lead the Wildcats to a 16-5 record and a trip to the semifinals of the playoffs. He also played on the 2016 Northeast team, which was the first Wilmington team to win a Northeast League Division championship.
This will be Tommy’s second year playing Varsity Baseball for the Wildcats. He was a member of the 2017 Middlesex Freedom division championship team in his Junior year as well as a League All Star. He played his first two years on the Freshman and JV teams. He also played four years on the WHS Hockey team, and two years on the WHS Golf team.
Tommy’s parents, Jean Marie and Chris Worob, always made the time to see him play and are proud of the player that he has become. Tommy is very appreciative of the support he received from his parents and sister Samantha. This fall he is planning on studying business at Providence College where he will be joining his sister Samantha.
(NOTE: The above profile was submitted by Wilmington Little League.)
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