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Sam Thompson

Samuel Luther Thompson (Big Sam)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 207 lb.

Born: March 5, 1860 in Danville, IN (All Transactions)
Debut: July 2, 1885 (Age 25.119)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1885 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Wolverines/Quakers/Tigers 1885-1906

Final Game: September 10, 1906 (Age 46.189)
Died: November 7, 1922 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, MI
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1974.
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Career Home Runs

Sam Thompson: 126 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead, 125 lacking some details
2 Tms
PHI95
DTN31
 
vs RHP109
vs LHP11
vs ?HP6
 
Home84
Away42
18 Opps
CHC17
CIN13
PIT12
NYG11
CLV11
LOU9
BSN8
BRO7
IND7
WHS6
WHS6
PHI5
BLN5
SLM3
PRO2
STL2
BUF1
KCN1
76 Pitchers
John Clarkson6
Ad Gumbert4
Bill Whitrock4
Charlie Sweeney3
Brickyard Kennedy3
Old Hoss Radbourn3
Ed Daily3
Bill Hutchinson3
Pud Galvin3
George Hemming3
Harry Staley3
Mark Baldwin3
Hank O'Day2
Pat Luby2
Egyptian Healy2
Dad Clarkson2
Jock Menefee2
Chauncey Fisher2
Mickey Welch2
Lev Shreve2
22 Parks
Phil BB Grnd38
Baker Bowl24
RecreationPk19
7th St Pk 36
League Pk I6
WestSide Pk5
PHI145
League Pk4
SouthEndGrd22
Polo GrndsSW2
WestSide Grd2
Swampoodle G2
Expo Pk2
UPennAth Fld1
South End1
Eastern Pk1
WashingtonPk1
Eclipse Pk 21
Robison Fld1
Polo Grnds 41
Where Hit
Unk126
General field locations
when available.
 
13 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms110
2·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk94
4th12
2nd10
5th6
3rd4
Outs
Unk125
11
 
DefPos
RF123
CF2
LF1
Bases
Unk126
 
246 RBI
0 on43
1 on49
2 on31
3 on3
Any on83
Inning
118
211
316
49
511
611
725
815
910
 
1-345
4-631
7-end50
RelScore
Tied1
Unk125
 
Tied1
Unk125
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1885 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
1 1 1 1 1885-07-28 DTN @ NYG Tim Keefe t 1 2 3 9
2 2 2 1 1885-08-12 DTN CHC John Clarkson b 7 3 3 9
3 3 3 1 1885-08-18 DTN BUF Pete Conway b 1 1 3 9 IPHR
4 4 4 1 1885-08-31 DTN @ CHC Jim McCormick t 4 1 2 9
5 5 5 1 1885-09-19 DTN NYG Mickey Welch b 5 2 2 9
6 6 6 1 1885-09-29 DTN PRO Sam Kimber b 8 3 2 8
7 7 7 1 1885-09-30 DTN PRO Dupee Shaw b 2 2 2 8
1886 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
8 8 1 1 1886-04-29 DTN @ SLM Charlie Sweeney t 3 2 9
9 9 2 1 1886-05-13 DTN BSN Old Hoss Radbourn b 3 2 9
10 10 3 1 1886-06-08 DTN @ PHI Cannonball Titcomb t 9 1 9
11 11 4 1 1886-06-12 DTN SLM Charlie Sweeney b 3 1 9
12 12 5 2 1886-06-12 DTN SLM Charlie Sweeney b 6 3 9
13 13 6 1 1886-08-14 DTN KCN Pete Conway b 7 2 9 IPHR
14 14 7 1 1886-08-25 DTN PHI Ed Daily b 8 2 9 IPHR
15 15 8 1 1886-09-08 DTN WHS Ed Crane b 1 3 9 IPHR
1887 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
16 16 1 1 1887-05-06 DTN IND Egyptian Healy b 8 2 9 IPHR
17 17 2 1 1887-05-21 DTN @ WHS Hank O'Day t 1 3 9
18 18 3 1 1887-06-18 DTN @ CHC John Clarkson t 9 2 9
19 19 4 1 1887-07-01 DTN PHI Charlie Ferguson b 7 2 9
20 20 5 1 1887-07-25 DTN CHC George Van Haltren b 8 1 9
21 21 6 1 1887-08-04 DTN BSN Old Hoss Radbourn b 7 2 9
22 22 7 1 1887-08-09 DTN WHS Hank O'Day b 5 1 9
23 23 8 1 1887-08-26 DTN @ PHI Dan Casey t 4 3 9
24 24 9 1 1887-09-01 DTN @ NYG Tim Keefe t 7 3 9 IPHR
25 25 10 1 1887-09-05 DTN CHC John Clarkson b 5 3 9
1888 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
26 26 1 1 1888-04-28 DTN @ IND Henry Boyle t 6 1 9
27 27 2 1 1888-04-30 DTN @ IND Lev Shreve t 4 1 9
28 28 3 2 1888-04-30 DTN @ IND Lev Shreve t 8 3 9
29 29 4 1 1888-05-15 DTN WHS Ed Daily b 1 1 9 IPHR
30 30 5 1 1888-05-30 (1) DTN @ PHI Kid Gleason t 1 1 9
31 31 6 1 1888-06-05 DTN @ WHS Ed Daily t 5 2 9
1889 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
32 32 1 1 1889-04-29 PHI BSN John Clarkson b 3 1 9
33 33 2 1 1889-05-16 PHI CHC Ad Gumbert b 2 4 9
34 34 3 1 1889-05-30 (1) PHI PIT Andy Dunning b 8 1 9
35 35 4 1 1889-06-07 PHI WHS Egyptian Healy b 6 2 9
36 36 5 1 1889-06-19 PHI @ CHC Bill Hutchinson t 7 3 9
37 37 6 1 1889-07-05 PHI @ IND Pretzels Getzien t 3 3 9
38 38 7 2 1889-07-05 PHI @ IND Amos Rusie t 7 1 9
39 39 8 1 1889-07-16 PHI CLV Ed Beatin b 6 1 9
40 40 9 1 1889-07-18 PHI PIT Pud Galvin b 3 2 9
41 41 10 1 1889-07-20 (2) PHI PIT Pud Galvin b 5 2 9
42 42 11 2 1889-07-20 (2) PHI PIT Pud Galvin b 8 1 9
43 43 12 1 1889-07-24 PHI NYG Ed Crane b 7 2 9
44 44 13 1 1889-08-13 PHI @ CHC Frank Dwyer t 4 1 9
45 45 14 1 1889-08-14 PHI @ CHC Ad Gumbert t 5 1 9
46 46 15 1 1889-08-27 PHI BSN Old Hoss Radbourn b 8 1 9
47 47 16 1 1889-09-02 (2) PHI CHC Ad Gumbert b 2 1 9
48 48 17 1 1889-09-04 PHI CHC John Tener b 8 1 9
49 49 18 1 1889-09-06 PHI CLV Ed Beatin b 5 2 9
50 50 19 1 1889-09-07 PHI CLV Cinders O'Brien b 7 3 9
51 51 20 1 1889-10-02 PHI @ IND Henry Boyle t 6 3 9
1890 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
52 52 1 1 1890-07-16 PHI PIT Charlie Heard b 1 4 4 9
53 53 2 1 1890-07-18 PHI CHC Bill Hutchinson b 7 2 9
54 54 3 1 1890-07-21 PHI PIT Charlie Heard b 6 2 9
55 55 4 1 1890-08-30 PHI CHC Bill Hutchinson b 4 3 9
1891 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
56 56 1 1 1891-05-01 PHI NYG Mickey Welch b 7 3 4 9
57 57 2 1 1891-05-27 PHI @ CIN Tony Mullane t 5 2 4 9 IPHR
58 58 3 1 1891-05-28 PHI @ CIN Jesse Duryea t 5 1 4 9 IPHR
59 59 4 1 1891-09-17 PHI CIN Tony Mullane b 7 1 2 9
60 60 5 1 1891-09-26 PHI @ BSN Harry Staley t 1 3 2 9
61 61 6 2 1891-09-26 PHI @ BSN Harry Staley t 7 1 2 9
62 62 7 1 1891-09-30 (2) PHI @ BRO Tom Lovett t 1 2 2 9
1892 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
63 63 1 1 1892-04-18 PHI BRO Dave Foutz b 1 2 9
64 64 2 1 1892-05-05 PHI @ PIT Mark Baldwin t 3 1 2 9 IPHR
65 65 3 1 1892-05-30 (1) PHI LOU Lee Viau b 3 2 9
66 66 4 1 1892-06-02 PHI CHC Pat Luby b 6 1 9
67 67 5 2 1892-06-02 PHI CHC Pat Luby b 8 2 9
68 68 6 1 1892-06-10 PHI CLV George Davies b 5 2 9
69 69 7 1 1892-06-11 PHI PIT Mark Baldwin b 2 1 9
70 70 8 1 1892-06-22 (2) PHI BLN George Cobb b 7 3 9
71 71 9 1 1892-07-02 PHI @ LOU George Hemming t 7 3 9
1893 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
72 72 1 1 1893-04-29 PHI BRO Brickyard Kennedy b 7 1 9
73 73 2 1 1893-06-20 PHI BLN Edgar McNabb b 3 3 9
74 74 3 1 1893-07-04 (1) PHI @ CIN Frank Dwyer t 7 2 2 9
75 75 4 1 1893-07-20 PHI WHS Al Maul b 7 1 9 IPHR
76 76 5 1 1893-07-25 PHI BRO Dave Foutz b 9 2 9
77 77 6 1 1893-08-24 PHI CLV Nig Cuppy b 6 2 9 IPHR
78 78 7 1 1893-08-25 PHI LOU Jock Menefee b 3 2 9 IPHR
79 79 8 1 1893-08-26 PHI LOU Bill Whitrock b 9 1 9
80 80 9 1 1893-08-28 PHI LOU Matt Kilroy b 3 2 9
81 81 10 1 1893-09-05 PHI @ NYG Mark Baldwin t 2 1 4 7
82 82 11 1 1893-09-28 PHI @ CLV John Clarkson t 7 2 4 9
1894 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
83 83 1 1 1894-04-28 PHI BSN Jack Stivetts b 2 2 9
84 84 2 1 1894-07-12 PHI @ CLV John Clarkson t 3 1 9
85 85 3 1 1894-08-08 PHI @ BSN Harry Staley t 9 2 5 9
86 86 4 1 1894-08-17 PHI LOU Jack Wadsworth b 1 3 5 9 Cycle
87 87 5 1 1894-08-23 PHI PIT Jock Menefee b 1 3 9
88 88 6 1 1894-08-25 PHI PIT Ad Gumbert b 9 2 9
89 89 7 1 1894-08-31 (1) PHI WHS Al Maul b 2 1 5 9
90 90 8 1 1894-09-06 (2) PHI CIN Bill Whitrock b 3 2 9
91 91 9 2 1894-09-06 (2) PHI CIN Bill Whitrock b 6 4 9
92 92 10 1 1894-09-19 (1) PHI @ CIN Bill Whitrock t 9 1 9
93 93 11 1 1894-09-19 (2) PHI @ CIN Tom Parrott t 2 1 9
94 94 12 1 1894-09-22 PHI @ CHC Bert Abbey t 1 3 9
95 95 13 1 1894-09-28 PHI @ CLV Bobby Wallace t 1 2 9
1895 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
96 96 1 1 1895-05-03 PHI NYG Les German tied 5-5 b 9 3 9 Walk-Off
97 97 2 1 1895-05-08 PHI @ LOU Phil Knell t 6 2 5 9
98 98 3 1 1895-05-10 PHI @ STL Dad Clarkson t 2 2 5 9
99 99 4 1 1895-05-23 PHI @ CIN Billy Rhines t 8 1 9
100 100 5 1 1895-05-24 PHI @ CIN Bill Phillips t 6 3 9
101 101 6 1 1895-06-08 PHI CLV Phil Knell b 3 2 4 9
102 102 7 1 1895-06-20 PHI BLN Dad Clarkson b 9 1 9
103 103 8 1 1895-06-21 PHI BLN George Hemming b 7 1 9
104 104 9 1 1895-07-20 PHI @ PIT Pink Hawley t 7 2 9
105 105 10 1 1895-07-30 PHI BRO Con Lucid b 8 2 5 9
106 106 11 1 1895-08-15 PHI NYG Jouett Meekin b 1 3 4 9
107 107 12 2 1895-08-15 PHI NYG Jouett Meekin b 4 2 4 9
108 108 13 1 1895-09-03 PHI PIT Bill Hart b 2 2 9
109 109 14 1 1895-09-04 PHI STL Dewey McDougal b 7 2 9
110 110 15 1 1895-09-09 (1) PHI LOU Gus Weyhing b 3 3 9
111 111 16 1 1895-09-10 PHI LOU Dan McFarlan b 5 1 4 9
112 112 17 1 1895-09-19 PHI WHS Jake Boyd b 8 3 9
113 113 18 1 1895-09-20 PHI WHS John Gilroy b 4 1 3 4 9
1896 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
114 114 1 1 1896-04-29 PHI NYG Dad Clarke b 4 2 9
115 115 2 1 1896-05-07 PHI @ CHC Danny Friend t 8 1 3 9
116 116 3 1 1896-06-01 PHI CIN Chauncey Fisher b 1 2 9
117 117 4 1 1896-06-03 PHI CIN Chauncey Fisher b 7 1 9
118 118 5 1 1896-07-03 PHI WHS Les German b 8 3 9
119 119 6 1 1896-07-30 PHI NYG Mike Sullivan b 7 2 9
120 120 7 1 1896-08-12 PHI WHS Win Mercer b 9 3 9
121 121 8 1 1896-08-17 (2) PHI BLN George Hemming b 1 2 4 9
122 122 9 1 1896-08-26 PHI CLV Zeke Wilson b 4 3 9
123 123 10 1 1896-08-28 PHI CLV Dale Gear b 7 1 9
124 124 11 1 1896-08-31 PHI CIN Red Ehret b 1 1 9
125 125 12 1 1896-09-25 PHI BRO Brickyard Kennedy b 3 2 9
1898 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RBI BOP Pos WPA Notes
126 126 1 1 1898-04-30 PHI @ BRO Brickyard Kennedy t 2 1 9

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