From BR Bullpen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.
- High school Phoenixville Area High School
- Debut July 28, 1973
- Final Game August 31, 1987
- Born August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL USA
 Biographical Information
Andre Thornton hit 253 home runs in the major leagues during a 14-year career, mostly with the Cleveland Indians. He had a notable year early in his career with the 1975 Chicago Cubs, leading the team with 18 home runs even though he only had 372 at-bats. His .516 slugging percentage was much higher than the team average of .368.
Thornton, in a seven-year minor league career, hit over .300 only once, in a partial season for Eugene in 1972. Mike Schmidt was a teammate. Schmidt, who was the same age as Thornton, hit .291 and slugged .550 while Thornton hit .319 and slugged .532 (in 46 games).
Thornton is the brother-in-law of the late Pat Kelly.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time AL All-Star (1982 & 1984)
- AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1984/DH)
- 1982 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1977-1979 & 1982-1984)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1978, 1982, 1984)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1978 & 1982)
 Further Reading
- Andre Thornton (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, August 1986, pp. 79-81.