Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Tom Haller. Haller’s father in 1945 purchased baseball equipment for his kids, wanting them to learn the game and possibly earn a better life. The equipment cost $68 and it wasn’t exactly an amount the family could afford to spend, but spent it was. In all, Haller played 12 seasons for the Giants, Dodgers, and Tigers, making three All-Star teams in the late 60’s. On July 14, 1972 Haller made history. His brother Bill had become a Major League umpire and on that date they became the first brother combo to umpire behind home plate and catch.