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Fresco Thompson

Lafayette Fresco Thompson (Tommy)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: June 6, 1902 in Centreville, AL
High School: George Washington HS (New York, NY)
School: Columbia University (New York, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1925 (Age 23.091, 5,571st in MLB history)   vs. STL 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Robins/Pirates/Giants/Dodgers 1925-1934

Last Game: April 22, 1934 (Age 31.320)   vs. BSN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 20, 1968 in Fullerton, CA
Buried: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights, CA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1925 PIT NL 23 2B 12 8 8 77.0 44 19 24 1 6 .977 5.03 3.58 .967 5.94 5.85
1926 NYG NL 24 2B 2 2 2 18.0 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 5.00 5.00 .965 5.90 5.80
1927 PHI NL 25 2B 153 153 151 1330.0 944 424 485 35 97 .963 6.15 5.94 .966 5.98 5.93
1928 PHI NL 26 2B 152 152 149 1336.0 950 409 509 32 109 .966 6.18 6.04 .970 5.95 5.93 MVP-23
1929 PHI NL 27 2B 148 148 146 1293.0 940 395 512 33 103 .965 6.31 6.13 .968 5.91 5.82
1930 PHI NL 28 2B 112 110 108 970.0 705 287 386 32 95 .955 6.24 6.01 .963 6.04 5.94
1931 BRO NL 29 2B 43 40 36 357.0 221 89 120 12 36 .946 5.27 4.86 .964 5.69 5.60
1931 BRO NL 29 SS 10 2 2 44.0 25 9 15 1 4 .960 4.91 2.40 .954 5.60 5.53
1931 BRO NL 29 3B 5 3 1 33.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.80 .945 2.89 2.84
7 Seasons 2B 622 613 600 5381.0 3814 1625 2044 145 446 .962 6.14 5.90 .967 5.95 5.88
1 Season SS 10 2 2 44.0 25 9 15 1 4 .960 4.91 2.40 .954 5.60 5.53
1 Season 3B 5 3 1 33.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.80 .945 2.89 2.84
9 Seasons TOT 637 618 603 5458.0 3843 1638 2059 146 450 .962 6.10 5.80 .967 5.93 5.85
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1925 PIT NL 23 2B
1926 NYG NL 24 2B
1927 PHI NL 25 2B
1928 PHI NL 26 2B
1929 PHI NL 27 2B
1930 PHI NL 28 2B
1931 BRO NL 29 2B
1931 BRO NL 29 SS
1931 BRO NL 29 3B
7 Seasons 2B
1 Season SS
1 Season 3B
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1925 PIT NL 23 14 8 14 12 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1926 NYG NL 24 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 PHI NL 25 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 PHI NL 26 152 152 152 152 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 PHI NL 27 148 148 148 148 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 PHI NL 28 122 110 122 112 0 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
1931 BRO NL 29 74 45 74 58 0 0 0 43 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 15
1932 BRO NL 30 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1934 NYG NL 32 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Seasons 669 618 669 637 0 0 0 622 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 17 19
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1930 PHI NL 28 3212 64% 89% 28% 316 88% 5 204 53 112 40 266 188 61 6 9 22 2 17 3 15 58 16 13 20 1 53 21 31 5 2 3
1931 BRO NL 29 1452 65% 88% 29% 136 85% 1 85 25 47 14 115 91 20 0 0 12 1 10 1 10 35 14 5 9 0 33 10 20 1 0 1
2 Seasons 4664 65% 88% 28% 452 87% 6 289 78 159 54 381 279 81 6 9 34 3 27 4 25 93 30 18 29 1 86 31 51 6 2 4
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1931 BRO NL 29 139 65% 86% 22% 14 79% 0 5 3 2 0 9 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1 Season 139 65% 86% 22% 14 79% 0 5 3 2 0 9 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1931 BRO NL 29 125 48% 87% 24% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 125 48% 87% 24% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 86% 28% 86% 71%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 NL (23, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1557th)

Assistss c a p y
1927 NL  485 (3rd)
1928 NL  509 (3rd)
1929 NL  512 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1929 NL  33 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  153 (2nd)
1928 NL  152 (2nd)
1929 NL  148 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  424 (1st)
1928 NL  409 (2nd)
1929 NL  395 (1st)
1930 NL  287 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  485 (3rd)
1928 NL  509 (2nd)
1929 NL  512 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  35 (2nd)
1928 NL  32 (1st)
1929 NL  33 (1st)
1930 NL  32 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  97 (3rd)
1928 NL  109 (3rd)
1929 NL  103 (2nd)
1930 NL  95 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1927 NL  6.15 (2nd)
1928 NL  6.18 (2nd)
1929 NL  6.31 (2nd)
1930 NL  6.24 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  5.94 (3rd)
1928 NL  6.04 (3rd)
1929 NL  6.13 (1st)
1930 NL  6.01 (2nd)
Career  5.90 (15th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1927 NL  .963 (4th)
1929 NL  .965 (5th)

             

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Name and misspellings: Lafayette Fresco Tommy Thompson thomson

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