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Hank Thompson

Henry Curtis Thompson

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 174 lb.

Born: December 8, 1925 in Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Jackson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Browns in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 17, 1947 (Age 21.221, 7,994th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Browns 1947-1956

Last Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 30.297)   vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 30, 1969 in Fresno, CA
Buried: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Fresno, CA
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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.

Hank Thompson: 129 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 2 walk-off, 14 tying, 45 go ahead, 6 lacking some details
1 Tm
NYG129
 
vs RHP99
vs LHP30
 
Home82
Away47
 
Leverage
High Lev22
Medium Lev53
Low Lev48
7 Opps
CIN23
BSN/MLN23
BRO22
PIT18
STL16
CHC14
PHI13
75 Pitchers
Gerry Staley6
Max Surkont5
Bob Rush4
Bob Friend4
Warren Hacker3
Billy Loes3
Joe Presko3
Carl Erskine3
Preacher Roe3
Harry Perkowski3
Vern Bickford3
Robin Roberts3
Howie Fox3
Bill Werle3
Warren Spahn3
Johnny Podres2
Willie Ramsdell2
Tom Poholsky2
Murry Dickson2
Bob Buhl2
9 Parks
Polo Grounds82
Sprtsmn3/Busch10
Crosley Fld9
Ebbets Fld8
Braves Fld6
Forbes Fld5
County Stad4
Shibe Pk3
Wrigley Fld2
Where Hit
994
Unk24
78
82
891
General field locations
when available.
 
4 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms116
2·HR gms5
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
4th42
3rd41
5th14
6th12
7th11
1st5
9th2
8th2
Outs
148
045
230
Unk6
 
DefPos
3B92
CF10
2B10
LF7
RF6
PH4
Bases
---70
1--29
12-11
-2-10
1-34
1233
--31
-231
 
219 RBI
RISP30
0 on65
1 on42
2 on18
3 on4
Any on64
Inning
126
213
310
416
519
613
722
85
95
 
1-349
4-648
7-end32
RelScore
+4..16
+37
+210
+113
Tied37
-117
-27
-37
-4..9
Unk6
 
Ahead46
Tied37
Behind40
Unk6
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111949-07-16 (2)NYGPITTiny Bonhamb 8---314
22211949-07-19NYGCINHowie Foxahead 2-0b 22---1140.08180%Home Run
33311949-07-31 (1)NYG@CINBuddy Livelyahead 6-0t 20---1140.02595%Home Run
44411949-08-14 (1)NYGPHICurt Simmonsahead 5-1b 70---1140.01599%Home Run (Line Drive)
55511949-08-17NYG@BSNVern Bickfordtied 0-0t 10---1140.10160%Lead-OffHome Run
66611949-08-29NYGCINKen Raffensbergerahead 2-1b 70---1340.09889%Home Run
77711949-08-31NYGPITBill Werleahead 4-3b 511--2340.16588%Home Run; Rigney Scores
88811949-09-01NYGPITJunior Walshtied 0-0b 111--2340.16872%Home Run; Rigney Scores
99911949-09-09NYG@BROPreacher Roeahead 3-0t 701--2740.06297%Home Run; Haas Scores
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1010111950-04-18NYGBSNWarren Spahnbehind 1-2b 40---1550.13056%Home Run (Deep RF)
1111211950-04-19NYGBSNJohnny Sainbehind 0-10b 61---1550.0020%Home Run
1212311950-04-22NYG@BROJack Bantabehind 5-6t 72---1350.19443%Home Run
1313411950-05-14 (2)NYG@PHIBob Millerahead 4-0t 12---1750.05586%Home Run
1414511950-05-30 (2)NYG@BSNBob Chipmanahead 4-3t 511--2550.18683%Home Run; Weatherly Scores
1515611950-06-01 (1)NYG@CINHowie Foxt 3---455
1616711950-06-16NYGCHCBob Rushbehind 0-1b 42---1450.13551%Home Run
1717811950-06-17NYGCHCFrank Hillerbehind 5-8b 701--2650.18837%Home Run; Maguire Scores
1818911950-06-18 (2)NYGCHCJohnny Vander Meerahead 8-3b 40---1450.02297%Home Run
19191011950-06-23NYGCINHowie Foxahead 4-2b 71---1450.06093%Home Run
20201111950-06-24NYGCINKen Raffensbergerahead 2-0b 21---1750.07881%Home Run
21211211950-06-25 (2)NYGCINWillie Ramsdellbehind 0-1b 20---1450.10755%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF
22221311950-07-03NYGBROPreacher Roebehind 1-2b 61---1690.18354%Home Run (Line Drive)
23231411950-08-16NYGBROCarl Erskinetied 0-0b 111-33450.17879%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to LF; Stanky Scores; Mueller Scores
24241521950-08-16NYGBRODan Bankheadahead 15-4b 71---1450.000100%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF (Line Drive)
25251611950-08-18NYGPHIRuss Meyerbehind 0-1b 12-2-2450.17961%Home Run; Mueller Scores
26261711950-09-14 (2)NYGPITVic Lombardiahead 5-1b 81---1450.00899%Home Run
27271811950-09-15NYGCHCWarren Hackerahead 1-0b 12---1450.09270%Home Run
28281911950-09-24NYG@BSNVern Bickfordtied 0-0t 1112-3450.21876%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Mueller Scores
29292011950-09-27 (1)NYGPHIRobin Robertsahead 2-0b 40---1450.07486%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3030111951-05-04NYGPITCon Dempseyahead 2-1b 11---1450.09272%Home Run
3131211951-05-05NYGPITBill Werleahead 6-3b 621--2450.06697%Home Run; Thomson Scores
3232311951-05-06 (2)NYGCINWillie Ramsdellbehind 0-1b 111-33450.20572%Home Run; Stanky Scores; Thomson Scores
3333411951-05-10NYGSTLTom Poholskytied 0-0b 12-2-2450.17671%Home Run; Dark Scores
3434511951-05-13 (1)NYGPHIJocko Thompsonahead 2-1b 20---1850.09275%Home Run
3535611951-05-30 (1)NYGBSNMax Surkontbehind 4-5b 61---1450.18954%Home Run
3636711951-06-04NYGSTLJoe Preskobehind 0-5b 70---1450.0327%Home Run
3737811951-07-08NYGBSNDave Coletied 0-0b 4112-3750.24885%Home Run; Irvin Scores; Thomson Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3838111952-04-20NYG@BROBen Wadeahead 4-0t 72-2-2470.03998%Home Run; Lockman Scores
3939211952-05-01NYG@PITBill Werleahead 9-1t 40---1470.00699%Home Run
4040311952-05-16 (2)NYGCHCJohnny Klippsteinb 4---147
4141411952-05-24NYGBSNJim Wilsontied 0-0b 1112-3470.21980%Home Run (Deep RF Line); Lockman Scores; Thomson Scores
4242511952-06-15 (1)NYGSTLJack Crimianahead 5-0b 30---1480.02496%Home Run
4343611952-06-18NYGPITBob Friendahead 4-0b 51---1480.02996%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to RF
4444711952-06-24 (1)NYGCINHarry Perkowskiahead 2-1b 60---1880.10685%Home Run
4545811952-06-30 (1)NYG@BSNMax Surkonttied 0-0t 121--2480.19867%Home Run; Lockman Scores
4646921952-06-30 (1)NYG@BSNMax Surkontahead 2-1t 40---1480.11275%Home Run
47471011952-07-01NYG@BSNSheldon Jonestied 0-0t 121--2480.19867%Home Run; Thomson Scores
48481111952-07-06 (1)NYGPHIRobin Robertstied 0-0b 70---1480.21180%Home Run
49491211952-07-16NYG@STLVinegar Bend Mizellahead 2-0t 5112-3780.14994%Home Run; Elliott Scores; Rhodes Scores
50501311952-07-22NYGSTLGerry Staleybehind 1-2b 611--2480.33973%Home Run; Lockman Scores
51511411952-07-26NYGCINHerm Wehmeierbehind 1-2b 511234480.32988%Home Run (Deep RF); Jansen Scores; Dark Scores; Lockman Scores
52521511952-08-07 (1)NYGBROCarl Erskineahead 2-1b 32--32450.16683%Home Run; Williams Scores/unER; Thompson Scores/unER
53531611952-08-15 (2)NYGBSNLew Burdettetied 1-1b 821--2450.38593%Home Run (Deep RF); Lockman Scores
54541711952-09-28NYGPHIRobin Robertstied 0-0b 20---1450.11166%Home Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111953-04-26NYG@BROBilly Loesbehind 2-8t 80---1790.0102%Home Run (Fly Ball)
5656211953-05-17NYG@STLJoe Preskotied 0-0t 111--2350.16266%Home Run; Dark Scores
5757311953-05-18NYG@STLJack Faszholzbehind 2-5t 521--2350.16831%Home Run; Dark Scores
5858411953-05-21NYGBROJohnny Podresahead 5-2b 511--2350.07595%Home Run (Fly Ball); Dark Scores
5959511953-05-22NYGBROBob Millikenahead 4-1b 70---1350.03197%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6060611953-05-27NYG@BROBilly Loestied 1-1t 40---1450.11762%Home Run (Fly Ball)
6161711953-06-07 (1)NYGCHCWarren Hackerbehind 2-7b 70-2-2350.06714%Home Run; Dark Scores
6262811953-06-10NYGMLNVern Bickfordbehind 1-3b 21---1690.09742%Home Run
6363921953-06-10NYGMLNBob Buhltied 3-3b 41---1690.12466%Home Run
64641011953-06-11NYGMLNJim Wilsonahead 2-0b 61---1690.07390%Home Run
65651111953-07-04 (1)NYG@PHIBob Millerahead 3-2t 90---17PH0.09192%Home Run
66661211953-07-05NYGBROJoe Blackahead 8-2b 4112-3350.02499%Home Run (Line Drive); Lockman Scores; Dark Scores
67671321953-07-05NYGBRORalph Brancaahead 13-2b 501234350.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball); Maglie Scores; Lockman Scores; Dark Scores
68681411953-07-07 (1)NYGPHIJim Konstantytied 0-0b 311--2350.18274%Home Run; Dark Scores
69691511953-07-09NYG@PITRoy Facetied 0-0t 111--2350.16366%Home Run; Lockman Scores
70701611953-07-18NYGCHCWarren Hackertied 1-1b 101--2350.14273%Home Run; Dark Scores
71711711953-07-19 (1)NYGMLNDave Jollytied 5-5b 911--2350.357100%Walk-OffHome Run; Dark Scores
72721811953-07-22NYGSTLJoe Preskobehind 1-5b 40---1350.07323%Home Run
73731911953-07-24NYGCINBud Podbielantied 1-1b 40---1350.11968%Home Run
74742011953-07-31NYG@CINJoe Nuxhallahead 5-2t 51---1350.06588%Home Run
75752111953-08-01NYG@CINBud Podbielantied 6-6t 70-2-2350.20381%Home Run; Dark Scores
76762211953-08-05 (2)NYG@CHCTurk Lowntied 0-0t 12---1350.09556%Home Run
77772311953-08-17 (2)NYGPHIAndy Hansenahead 1-0b 60---1350.10484%Home Run
78782411953-08-19NYG@BRORuss Meyerbehind 0-1t 3012-3350.20470%Home Run (Line Drive); Dark Scores; Lockman Scores/unER
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7979111954-04-13NYGBROCarl Erskinetied 2-2b 52---1350.15567%Home Run (CF-RF)
8080211954-04-25 (2)NYGPHIMurry Dicksonahead 3-0b 511--2350.07296%Home Run; Dark Scores
8181311954-04-30NYG@CHCBob Rushbehind 1-2t 71---1450.19746%Home Run
8282411954-05-06NYG@CINHarry Perkowskibehind 2-4t 821--2550.31942%Home Run; Irvin Scores
8383511954-05-13NYGCHCBubba Churchbehind 0-1b 12---1350.10351%Home Run
8484611954-05-18NYGSTLGerry Staleybehind 2-6b 52---1350.05815%Home Run
8585711954-06-03NYG@STLGerry Staleytied 0-0t 11-2-2350.15267%Home Run; Dark Scores/unER
8686821954-06-03NYG@STLGerry Staleybehind 2-6t 3012-3350.16939%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Dark Scores
8787931954-06-03NYG@STLGerry Staleybehind 5-7t 511--2350.21947%Home Run; Dark Scores
88881011954-06-05NYG@CINHarry Perkowskitied 0-0t 111--2350.16667%Home Run; Dark Scores
89891111954-06-15NYGCINJackie Collumbehind 2-3b 9212-3350.826100%Walk-OffHome Run; Gardner Scores; Lockman Scores
90901211954-07-02NYG@PITBob Friendtied 0-0t 12-2-2450.17666%Home Run; Dark Scores
91911311954-07-04 (2)NYG@PITPaul LaPalmet 7---375
92921411954-07-11 (1)NYGPITBob Friendahead 5-2b 30---1450.05589%Home Run
93931511954-07-30NYGCINFred Baczewskiahead 4-0b 621--2750.03898%Home Run; Williams Scores
94941611954-07-31NYGCINHowie Judsontied 0-0b 12---1350.10261%Home Run
95951721954-07-31NYGCINHowie Judsonahead 2-0b 61---1350.07290%Home Run
96961811954-08-01 (1)NYGCINFrank Smithahead 5-3b 71-2-2350.07197%Home Run; Lockman Scores
97971911954-08-03NYGCHCBob Rushtied 0-0b 101-33350.13681%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Dark Scores
98982011954-08-15NYG@BROBilly Loesbehind 1-4t 52---1350.07520%Home Run
99992111954-08-28NYG@MLNWarren Spahnbehind 0-1t 50---1750.14550%Home Run
1001002211954-08-29 (2)NYG@STLCot Dealahead 5-3t 71-2-2650.10694%Home Run; Rhodes Scores
1011012311954-09-04NYGBROPreacher Roeahead 4-3b 701234350.07899%Home Run; Grissom Scores; Lockman Scores; Dark Scores
1021022411954-09-05NYGBROJohnny Podrestied 0-0b 12---1350.10261%Home Run
1031032511954-09-06 (1)NYG@PHIMurry Dicksontied 0-0t 111--2350.16867%Home Run; Lockman Scores
1041042611954-09-09 (1)NYGCHCPaul Minnertied 1-1b 321--2350.21174%Home Run; Williams Scores
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
105105111955-04-14NYGBRODon Newcombebehind 3-10b 7212-3550.0334%Home Run (Line Drive); Dark Scores/unER; Mays Scores/unER; Thompson Scores/unER
106106211955-04-18NYGPITMax Surkontahead 1-0b 12---1450.09371%Home Run
107107311955-04-27NYGMLNGene Conleybehind 3-9b 92-2337PH0.0030%Home Run; Mays Scores; Castleman Scores
108108411955-05-10NYG@CINJohnny Klippsteinbehind 0-1t 201--2650.16360%Home Run; Mays Scores
109109511955-05-17NYG@MLNGene Conleybehind 3-6t 70---1650.07718%Home Run
110110611955-05-20NYG@PITMax Surkonttied 0-0t 21---1550.10858%Home Run
111111711955-06-19NYG@MLNLew Burdettebehind 4-6t 511-33550.29462%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Rhodes Scores
112112811955-06-22NYG@CINGerry Staleytied 2-2t 90---1550.33083%Home Run
113113911955-07-07NYGPHIJack Meyerb 6---255
1141141011955-07-08NYGBRODon Newcombeahead 4-0b 31-2-2550.05496%Home Run (Fly Ball); Mays Scores/unER
1151151111955-07-18NYGMLNBob Buhlbehind 0-1b 20---1450.10955%Home Run
1161161211955-07-30NYG@MLNChet Nicholsbehind 1-4t 421--2650.17032%Home Run; Gordon Scores
1171171311955-08-03NYG@STLLarry Jacksontied 0-0t 20---1550.10560%Home Run
1181181411955-08-07 (2)NYG@CINJackie Collumbehind 2-4t 60---1540.11834%Home Run
1191191511955-09-07NYG@STLLarry Jacksonahead 6-1t 50---1450.02596%Home Run
1201201611955-09-20 (2)NYGPITDick Littlefieldb 3---245
1211211711955-09-21 (1)NYGPITBob Friendahead 6-2b 50---1450.02996%Home Run (Deep RF)
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
122122111956-06-20NYGCHCDon Kaisertied 0-0b 5112-3350.27188%Home Run; Brandt Scores; White Scores
123123211956-06-23NYGMLNWarren Spahntied 0-0b 20---1490.11166%Home Run
124124311956-07-08 (1)NYGPITVern Lawahead 3-1b 411--2670.11791%Home Run; White Scores
125125411956-07-08 (2)NYGPITRon Klinetied 1-1b 41---1670.13967%Home Run
126126511956-07-12NYG@STLTom Poholskybehind 0-2t 211--2670.18248%Home Run; Mays Scores
127127611956-08-16NYG@BROEd Roebuckbehind 6-9t 6012-39PH0.25250%Home Run; Sarni Scores; Spencer Scores
128128711956-09-01 (1)NYGBROClem Labinebehind 2-4b 71---19PH0.13430%Home Run
129129811956-09-18 (1)NYGCHCBob Rushbehind 0-3b 711--2550.18230%Home Run; Brandt Scores

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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There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.