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Forrest Thompson

David Forrest Thompson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 3, 1918 in Mooresville, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1948 (Age 30.054, 8,071st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Team: Senators 1948-1949

Last Game: June 5, 1949 (Age 31.094)
Died: February 26, 1979 in Charlotte, NC
Buried: Iredell Memorial Gardens, Statesville, NC
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1948 30 WSH AL 6 10 .375 3.84 46 7 24 0 0 4 131.1 134 71 56 9 54 40 1 0 1 582 113 4.20 1.431 9.2 0.6 3.7 2.7 0.74
1949 31 WSH AL 1 3 .250 4.41 9 1 2 1 0 0 16.1 22 11 8 1 9 8 1 0 0 80 98 4.16 1.898 12.1 0.6 5.0 4.4 0.89
2 Yrs 7 13 .350 3.90 55 8 26 1 0 4 147.2 156 82 64 10 63 48 2 0 1 662 111 4.19 1.483 9.5 0.6 3.8 2.9 0.76
162 Game Avg. 8 14 .350 3.90 59 9 28 1 0 4 159 168 89 69 11 68 52 2 0 1 715 111 4.19 1.483 9.5 0.6 3.8 2.9 0.76
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1948 30 WSH AL 131.1 46 7 71 4.87 5.00 -0.26 0.00 101.7 5.36 7 0.7 1.8 0.0 1.8 18 .515 .504
1949 31 WSH AL 16.1 9 1 11 6.06 5.21 -0.36 0.00 96.7 5.39 -1 -0.1 1.8 -0.0 -0.0 0 .487 .499
2 Seasons 147.2 55 8 82 5.00 5.03 -0.27 0.00 101.2 5.36 6 0.6 1.8 0.0 1.8 18 .511 .504

Standard Batting

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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
1948 30 WSH AL 46 37 35 4 10 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 4 .286 .324 .400 .724 94 14 0 0 0 1
1949 31 WSH AL 10 7 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .600 .714 .800 1.514 305 4 0 0 0 /1
2 Yrs 56 44 40 6 13 3 1 0 4 0 0 4 4 .325 .386 .450 .836 125 18 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 127 116 17 38 9 3 0 12 0 0 12 12 .325 .386 .450 .836 125 52 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
1948 30 WSH AL 46 37 -0 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .507 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1949 31 WSH AL 10 7 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .528 .502 0.3 0.0 3 /1
2 Seasons 56 44 1 -0 0 0 5 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .511 .502 0.6 0.0 6

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 WSH AL 30 P 46 7 0 131.1 31 7 22 2 1 .935 1.99 0.63 .963 2.02 1.99 1 2 67% 48% 0
1949 WSH AL 31 P 9 1 1 16.1 4 0 3 1 1 .750 1.65 0.33 .962 2.09 2.09 0 0 1
2 Seasons P 55 8 1 147.2 35 7 25 3 2 .914 1.95 0.58 .963 2.03 2.01 1 2 67% 48% 1
2 Seasons TOT 55 8 1 147.2 35 7 25 3 2 .914 1.95 0.58 .963 2.03 2.01 1 2 67% 48% 1
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

Games Played s c a p y
1948 AL  46 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1948 AL  24 (4th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1948 AL  46 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (944th), 2.4 career WAR/2.4 7yr-peak WAR/2.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

  • November 10, 1947: Drafted by the Washington Senators from Atlanta (Southern Association) in the 1947 rule 5 draft.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Name and misspellings: David Forrest Thompson thomson

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