October 10, 2014
"In 1974 at Anaheim stadium while standing alone near the third base line before an Angels/Tigers game Tom Veryzer politely approached me and signed my ticket stub. I was completely awestruck by his kindness toward me. I was 14 years old and it was my very first baseball autograph. I've carried that memory my entire life. My condolence to the Veryzer family."
(Laguna Beach, CA)
September 24, 2014
"My sympathies to the Veryzer family. I went to IHS & always followed Tom's career. Thank you for giving me a ball & signing my 1973 Yankee program. I still have it! I knew Tom came from a great family. As a student I would always ask his dad Mr Veryzer about Tom. He would always tell me of Tom's latest accomplishments. But, he would always made sure to mention his other children's accomplishments as well."
September 14, 2014
"Tommy was a down-to-earth kid back in high school. I so vividly remember him passing me in the hallway between classes and always acknowledging me (a youngster by two years) with that quick and silent flick of the chin so typical in those days - and I would throw one his way, too.
I also got to know Tommy better during our involvement in sports. In addition to his athletic magic, I recall him as one of the most humble and unassuming individuals at Islip. You didn't need to hear him speak or even sense his presence to know he was there getting the job done.
Years later, I always felt proud of Tommy's accomplishments whenever hearing a family member or office colleague mention his name when discussing the ball game last night - and equally proud thinking, Yeah, I know who that guy is.
Heart-felt sorrow and thoughts with Vivian and Tommy's family, from my wife (Angela Liuzzi) and me.
(Rockville Centre, NY)
July 29, 2014
"I remember the many years ago at Islip High School. Always a gentleman, a bit of a rascal, and ultimately, "The Fox""
July 14, 2014
"May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
Peter Jagiella thanks tom great baseball player