Roy Allen Thomas
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.
Born: March 24, 1874 in Norristown, PA
High School: Norristown HS (Norristown, PA)
School: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Debut: April 14, 1899 (Age 25.021, 2,114th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1899 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Pirates/Doves 1899-1911
Last Game: September 4, 1911 (Age 37.164)
Died: November 20, 1959 in Norristown, PA
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA
Relatives: Brother of Bill Thomas
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