Derrel Osborn Thomas
Positions: Second Baseman, Centerfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: January 14, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1969 amateur draft (January). Player signed February 2, 1969.
Debut: September 14, 1971 (Age 20.243, 10,800th in MLB history)
vs. SDP 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Padres/Giants/Expos/Phillies/... 1971-1985
Last Game: October 5, 1985 (Age 34.264)
vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- January 2015
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News -- August 2013
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News -- January 2012
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News -- November 2011
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News -- February 2011
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