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Tommy Brian Thompson

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[edit] Biographical Information

Catcher Tommy Thompson was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round of the 1979 amateur draft. He hit a career-best 17 homers with the Durham Bulls in 1982 before joining the Chicago White Sox organization in 1985. Overall, he played in the minors for more than a decade with a .276 batting average and 70 home runs in 779 games. He later became a minor league coach and manager. He was the minor league catching instructor for the Chicago White Sox in 1999-2005. Thompson skippered the Frederick Keys in 2007 and the beginning of 2008. He left the team for personal reasons prior to the Keys series opener against the Lynchburg Hillcats on May 16. On May 26, it was announced that Thompson was taking a leave of absence but would remain in the Orioles organization and that Richie Hebner was replacing him as the Keys' manager.

Thompson got back at the helm of a club in 2009, with the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League. After the season, he was offered a job in the Chicago White Sox organization.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1990 Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League 31-47 12th Chicago White Sox
1991 South Bend White Sox Midwest League 69-70 8th Chicago White Sox
1995 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League 31-53 6th Independent Leagues
1996 Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League 34-50 -- Cincinnati Reds replaced by Donnie Scott on July 3
1997 Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Independent Leagues replaced by Ken Medlock
2007 Frederick Keys Carolina League 64-74 5th (t) Baltimore Orioles League Champs
2008 Frederick Keys Carolina League -- Baltimore Orioles replaced by Richie Hebner on May 26
2009 Windy City ThunderBolts Frontier League 56-40 4th (t) Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2011 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 76-62 5th Chicago White Sox
2012 Winston-Salem Dash Carolina League 87-51 1st Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
2013 Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League 61-76 11th Chicago White Sox
2014 Winston-Salem Dash Carolina League Chicago White Sox

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