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Don Thompson

Donald Newlin Thompson

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 28, 1923 in Swepsonville, NC
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1949 (Age 25.117, 8,171st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Braves 1949-1954

Last Game: June 22, 1954 (Age 30.176)
Died: September 28, 2009 in Asheville, NC
Cremated
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Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1949 25 BSN NL 7 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0 2 0 0 0 /O9
1951 27 BRO NL 80 132 118 25 27 3 0 0 6 2 8 12 12 .229 .305 .254 .560 51 30 1 1 1 O7/8
1953 29 BRO NL 96 169 153 25 37 5 0 1 12 2 3 14 13 .242 .310 .294 .604 56 45 6 1 1 O79/8
1954 30 BRO NL 34 31 25 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 .040 .226 .040 .266 -26 1 0 1 0 0 7/8
4 Yrs 217 343 307 52 67 8 0 1 19 4 11 31 32 .218 .296 .254 .550 45 78 7 3 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 256 229 39 50 6 0 1 14 3 23 24 .218 .296 .254 .550 45 58 5 2 1
BRO (3 yrs) 210 332 296 52 65 8 0 1 19 4 11 31 30 .220 .300 .257 .557 47 76 7 3 2 0
BSN (1 yr) 7 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0 2 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1949 25 BSN NL 7 11 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O9
1951 27 BRO NL 80 132 -8 -2 1 -3 -1 -14 -1.5 5 -9 -1.0 .482 .491 -0.6 -0.5 -6 O7/8
1953 29 BRO NL 96 169 -7 -1 -0 2 -3 -9 -0.9 6 -2 -0.3 .491 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -4 O79/8
1954 30 BRO NL 34 31 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 7/8
4 Seasons 217 343 -19 -3 1 -1 -5 -28 -2.9 13 -15 -1.6 .487 .494 -1.5 -0.7 -14
BRO (3 yrs) 210 332 -18 -3 1 -1 -5 -26 -2.8 13 -14 -1.5 .487 .494 -1.4 -0.7 -13
BSN (1 yr) 7 11 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1953 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1949 BSN NL 25 OF 2 2 2 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .976 2.50
1949 BSN NL 25 RF 2 2 2 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.00 .976 2.05
1951 BRO NL 27 OF 61 21 20 287.2 79 75 3 1 1 .987 2.44 1.28 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 BRO NL 27 LF 56 19 18 257.2 68 64 3 1 1 .985 2.34 1.20 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 BRO NL 27 CF 6 2 2 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.70 1.50 .983 2.88 2.87
1953 BRO NL 29 OF 81 32 22 395.2 90 84 5 1 1 .989 2 6 2.02 1.10 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 BRO NL 29 LF 55 11 9 187.0 40 37 2 1 0 .975 1 5 1.88 0.71 .976 2.15 2.10
1953 BRO NL 29 RF 26 18 11 172.0 36 33 3 0 1 1.000 0 3 1.88 1.38 .981 2.00 1.96
1953 BRO NL 29 CF 7 3 2 36.2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 26 3.68 2.14 .980 2.85 2.79
1954 BRO NL 30 OF 29 1 0 80.1 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 1.68 0.52 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 BRO NL 30 LF 27 1 0 77.1 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 1.63 0.52 .971 2.18 2.17
1954 BRO NL 30 CF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 0.50 .980 2.70 2.80
4 Seasons OF 173 56 44 763.2 189 177 9 3 2 .984 2 3 2.14 1.08 .980 2.39 2.36
3 Seasons LF 138 31 27 522.0 122 114 6 2 1 .984 1 2 2.07 0.87 .976 2.24 2.20
2 Seasons RF 28 20 13 172.0 41 37 3 1 1 .976 0 3 1.88 1.43 .980 2.00 1.97
3 Seasons CF 15 5 4 69.2 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 3.23 1.67 .981 2.86 2.82
4 Seasons TOT 173 56 44 763.2 189 177 9 3 2 .984 2 3 2.14 1.08 .980 2.39 2.36
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1951 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  1 (5th)

                           

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