Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93.

Known affectionately as “T-bone,” Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He died at her home in Orlando, Florida, after the family decided against further treatment.

Giordano worked for the Atlanta Braves as baseball’s oldest scout through last season, his 71st in professional baseball. He had intended to come back for another year until he became ill.

Giordano homered in his very first big league game with the Philadelphia Athletics toward the end of the 1953 season. He never made it back to the majors after his brief stint.

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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
FILE – In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
FILE - In this Martch 6, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, sits in the stands after the team's spring training baseball workout, in Kissimmee, Fla. (a nickname that goes back to his days growing up in New Jersey, when his father would always make him a steak as a pregame meal) had every intention of coming back for his 72nd season _ staked out behind home plate, a stopwatch in one hand, a lineup card in his lap. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
FILE – In this Martch 6, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, sits in the stands after the team’s spring training baseball workout, in Kissimmee, Fla. (a nickname that goes back to his days growing up in New Jersey, when his father would always make him a steak as a pregame meal) had every intention of coming back for his 72nd season _ staked out behind home plate, a stopwatch in one hand, a lineup card in his lap. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, right foreground, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
FILE – In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, right foreground, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)