James Leroy Thomas
Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: February 5, 1936 in Peoria, IL
High School: Beaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1954.
Debut: April 22, 1961 (Age 25.076, 9,440th in MLB history)
vs. BAL 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/RedSox/Cubs/Astros/Braves/... 1961-1968
Last Game: September 27, 1968 (Age 32.235)
vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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