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Ryan Thompson (baseball)

Ryan Orlando Thompson (born November 4, 1967) is a former professional outfielder. He played all or part of nine seasons in the majors between 1992 and 2002 for the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, and Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also played one season in Japan for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 1998. He is perhaps best known for hitting a line drive off the face of Red Sox pitcher Bryce Florie while with the Yankees.

Ryan Thompson
Born: (1967-11-04) November 4, 1967 (age 52)
Chestertown, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 1, 1992, for the New York Mets
NPB: April 4, 1998, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Last appearance
MLB: September 17, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers
NPB: June 6, 1998, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
MLB statistics
Batting average.243
Home runs52
Runs batted in176

Thompson was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Mets in 1992 along with Jeff Kent for David Cone.

Thompson has 6 Children Ryan Jr, Camren Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Broc Thompson, Cade Thompson and basketball player Trevor Thompson.[1]


  1. ^ "Trevor Thompson to Ohio State". Retrieved May 29, 2017.

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