Tommy Thompson (outfielder)

Rupert Lockhart "Tommy" Thompson (May 19, 1910 – May 24, 1971) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Braves (1933–36), Chicago White Sox (1938–39), and St. Louis Browns (1939). He was born in Elkhart, Illinois and died in Auburn, California.

Tommy Thompson
Outfielder
Born: (1910-05-19)May 19, 1910
Elkhart, Illinois
Died: May 24, 1971(1971-05-24) (aged 61)
Auburn, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1933, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1939, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average.266
Home runs9
Runs batted in119
Teams

In total he played 22 seasons of professional baseball beginning with the Bloomington Bloomers of the Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League in 1928. His best season may have been with the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1945, when he had a batting average of .346. His last professional season was with the Pampa Oilers of the West Texas – New Mexico League in 1953.

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