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Don Thompson

Donald Newlin Thompson

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1923 in Swepsonville, NC
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1949 (Age 25.117)   vs. NYG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Braves 1949-1954

Final Game: June 22, 1954 (Age 30.176)   vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 28, 2009 in Asheville, NC
Cremated
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Don Thompson: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
BRO1
 
vs RHP1
 
Away1
 
Leverage
Low Lev1
1 Opp
STL1
1 Pitcher
Stu Miller1
1 Park
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
91
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
6th1
Outs
11
 
DefPos
RF1
Bases
---1
 
1 RBI
0 on1
Inning
21
 
1-31
RelScore
Tied1
 
Tied1
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1953-09-15 BRO @ STL Stu Miller tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 9 0.103 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

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