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Hank Thompson

Henry Curtis Thompson

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 174 lb.

Born: December 8, 1925 in Oklahoma City, OK
High School: Jackson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Browns in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 17, 1947 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Browns 1947-1956

Final Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 30)
Died: September 30, 1969 in Fresno, CA
Buried: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Fresno, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 21, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #646. Leo Cardenas… #647. Bill Russell… #648. Johnny Logan… #649. HANK THOMPSON… #650. Hunter Pence… #651. Ray Schalk… #652. Arlie Latham… 

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
1947 21 SLB AL 27 89 78 10 20 1 1 0 5 2 1 10 7 .256 .341 .295 .636 76 23 2 0 1 4
1949 23 NYG NL 75 320 275 51 77 10 4 9 34 5 42 30 .280 .377 .444 .821 119 122 1 1 2 4/5
1950 24 NYG NL 148 603 512 82 148 17 6 20 91 8 83 60 .289 .391 .463 .854 123 237 10 3 6 *5O9/8 MVP-33
1951 25 NYG NL 87 308 264 37 62 8 4 8 33 1 2 43 23 .235 .342 .386 .728 95 102 7 0 1 5
1952 26 NYG NL 128 486 423 67 110 13 9 17 67 4 4 50 38 .260 .344 .454 .798 119 192 7 4 7 O857/49
1953 27 NYG NL 114 454 388 80 117 15 8 24 74 6 5 60 39 .302 .400 .567 .967 146 220 5 4 2 5/O947 MVP-24
1954 28 NYG NL 136 557 448 76 118 18 1 26 86 3 0 90 58 .263 .389 .482 .871 125 216 7 5 9 5 *5/47
1955 29 NYG NL 135 533 432 65 106 13 1 17 63 2 2 84 56 .245 .367 .398 .766 103 172 5 4 5 8 4 *5/46
1956 30 NYG NL 83 219 183 24 43 9 0 8 29 2 1 31 26 .235 .346 .415 .761 105 76 2 1 2 2 2 5/796
9 Yrs 933 3569 3003 492 801 104 34 129 482 33 15 493 337 .267 .372 .453 .825 118 1360 46 22 35 15 6
162 Game Avg. 162 620 521 85 139 18 6 22 84 6 86 59 .267 .372 .453 .825 118 236 8 4 6
NYG (8 yrs) 906 3480 2925 482 781 103 33 129 477 31 14 483 330 .267 .373 .457 .830 119 1337 44 22 34 15 6
SLB (1 yr) 27 89 78 10 20 1 1 0 5 2 1 10 7 .256 .341 .295 .636 76 23 2 0 1
NL (8 yrs) 906 3480 2925 482 781 103 33 129 477 31 14 483 330 .267 .373 .457 .830 119 1337 44 22 34 15 6
AL (1 yr) 27 89 78 10 20 1 1 0 5 2 1 10 7 .256 .341 .295 .636 76 23 2 0 1

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
1947 21 SLB AL 27 89 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 0 0.0 .491 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 4
1949 23 NYG NL 75 320 8 0 1 -4 3 9 0.9 13 22 2.1 .512 .506 2.6 -0.1 26 4/5
1950 24 NYG NL 148 603 19 -1 2 9 -0 29 2.7 23 51 5.1 .519 .518 4.3 0.8 42 *5O9/8 MVP-33
1951 25 NYG NL 87 308 -1 -2 -1 -1 0 -4 -0.5 12 8 0.7 .495 .497 0.9 -0.1 9 5
1952 26 NYG NL 128 486 11 2 2 3 -1 16 1.7 18 34 3.6 .514 .511 3.3 0.2 32 O857/49
1953 27 NYG NL 114 454 27 -1 3 3 0 32 3.0 17 50 4.7 .528 .519 4.6 0.2 46 5/O947 MVP-24
1954 28 NYG NL 136 557 19 3 1 4 1 27 2.6 21 48 4.7 .520 .517 4.4 0.4 44 *5/47
1955 29 NYG NL 135 533 5 -1 1 3 1 9 0.6 20 29 2.7 .507 .506 2.6 0.2 26 $18,000 *5/46
1956 30 NYG NL 83 219 1 -0 1 2 -0 3 0.2 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 1.0 0.1 10 5/796
9 Seasons 933 3569 87 0 10 17 4 119 11.1 134 253 24.6 .513 .510 23.8 1.6 236 $18,000
NYG (8 yrs) 906 3480 90 0 10 18 3 121 11.3 132 253 24.6 .514 .511 23.7 1.7 234 $18,000
SLB (1 yr) 27 89 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 0 0.0 .491 .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
1951 25 NYG NL WS NYY L 5 19 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 .143 .368 .143 .511 2 1 0 0 0 0
1954 28 NYG NL WS CLE W 4 18 11 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 1 .364 .611 .455 1.066 5 0 0 0 0 3
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 37 25 9 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 12 3 .240 .486 .280 .766 7 1 0 0 0 3
2 WS 9 37 25 9 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 12 3 .240 .486 .280 .766 7 1 0 0 0 3

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
1947 SLB AL 21 2B 19 18 17 115 55 55 5 15 .957 5.79 .978 5.46
1949 NYG NL 23 2B 69 69 69 387 197 175 15 44 .961 5.39 .976 5.57
1949 NYG NL 23 3B 1 1 1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 6.00 .952 3.20
1950 NYG NL 24 3B 138 134 123 1175.2 465 136 303 26 43 .944 3.36 3.18 .948 3.31 3.27 MVP-33
1950 NYG NL 24 OF 10 8 7 72.0 20 18 2 0 1 1.000 2.50 2.00 .978 2.34 2.31 MVP-33
1950 NYG NL 24 RF 10 8 7 70.0 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 2.57 2.00 .976 1.86 1.84 MVP-33
1950 NYG NL 24 CF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .980 2.70 2.70 MVP-33
1951 NYG NL 25 3B 71 68 60 611.1 199 64 120 15 16 .925 2.71 2.59 .953 3.37 3.36
1952 NYG NL 26 OF 72 69 66 611.1 191 182 5 4 1 .979 2.75 2.60 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 NYG NL 26 CF 51 51 50 448.0 141 134 3 4 1 .972 2.75 2.69 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 NYG NL 26 3B 46 43 38 378.0 154 47 96 11 8 .929 3.40 3.11 .954 3.15 3.12
1952 NYG NL 26 LF 20 17 16 160.1 51 50 0 1 0 .980 2.81 2.50 .979 2.02 2.00
1952 NYG NL 26 2B 4 2 1 16.0 15 7 7 1 2 .933 7.88 3.50 .975 5.46 5.42
1952 NYG NL 26 RF 1 1 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.00
1953 NYG NL 27 3B 101 97 89 841.0 297 90 194 13 18 .956 3 4 3.04 2.81 .951 3.04 2.98 MVP-24
1953 NYG NL 27 OF 9 7 5 58.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0 8 1.40 1.00 .980 2.37 2.32 MVP-24
1953 NYG NL 27 RF 8 7 5 57.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0 8 1.42 1.13 .981 2.01 1.96 MVP-24
1953 NYG NL 27 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .970 5.40 5.30 MVP-24
1953 NYG NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 MVP-24
1954 NYG NL 28 3B 130 127 116 1130.0 415 125 267 23 27 .945 3 3 3.12 3.02 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 NYG NL 28 2B 2 0 0 3.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 72 5.40 1.00 .975 5.40 5.55
1954 NYG NL 28 LF 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1 480 4.50 0.50 .970 2.25 2.15
1954 NYG NL 28 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1 480 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1955 NYG NL 29 3B 124 117 106 1034.2 388 104 262 22 23 .943 4 5 3.18 2.95 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 NYG NL 29 2B 7 4 4 37.1 21 9 12 0 2 1.000 -0 -10 5.06 3.00 .974 5.47 5.43
1955 NYG NL 29 SS 1 1 1 9.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 -1 -173 4.00 4.00 .964 5.00 5.00
1956 NYG NL 30 3B 44 39 32 324.0 131 25 94 12 7 .908 4 13 3.31 2.70 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 NYG NL 30 OF 10 8 5 69.0 14 11 1 2 0 .857 -2 -30 1.57 1.20 .977 2.28 2.25
1956 NYG NL 30 LF 8 6 3 51.0 9 6 1 2 0 .778 -2 -35 1.24 0.88 .973 2.06 2.04
1956 NYG NL 30 RF 2 2 2 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 2.00 .975 2.00 1.95
1956 NYG NL 30 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.90
8 Seasons 3B 655 626 565 5494.2 2055 592 1341 122 142 .941 13 3 3.16 2.95 .951 3.19 3.15
5 Seasons OF 102 92 83 812.1 235 219 10 6 2 .974 -1 -1 2.54 2.25 .980 2.31 2.29
6 Seasons 2B 102 93 91 58.2 541 270 250 21 63 .961 -0 -4 5.83 5.10 .976 5.46 5.53
2 Seasons CF 52 51 50 450.0 142 135 3 4 1 .972 2.76 2.65 .983 2.74 2.72
4 Seasons LF 31 23 19 214.1 61 56 2 3 0 .951 -1 -4 2.44 1.87 .978 2.03 2.02
4 Seasons RF 21 18 14 148.0 34 32 2 0 1 1.000 0 2 2.07 1.62 .977 1.94 1.90
2 Seasons SS 2 1 1 10.0 5 2 2 1 0 .800 -1 -168 3.60 2.00 .964 4.95 4.95
9 Seasons TOT 861 812 740 6375.2 2836 1083 1603 150 207 .947 11 2 3.10 3.12 .958 3.10 3.34
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 NL (33, 1%)
1953 NL (24, 0%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1950 NL  5.1 (9th)
1954 NL  4.7 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1954 NL  4.4 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1950 NL  .391 (9th)
1954 NL  .389 (9th)
Career  .372 (235th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1953 NL  .567 (7th)**

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1953 NL  .967 (9th)**
1954 NL  .871 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1952 NL  9 (5th)
1953 NL  8 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  26 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 NL  83 (8th)
1954 NL  90 (4th)
1955 NL  84 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1950 NL  8 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1954 NL  125 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1954 NL  .630 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1954 NL  5 (6th)
1955 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1955 NL  8 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1950 NL  11.4 (7th)
1953 NL  9.6 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1952 NL  24.9 (7th)
1953 NL  16.2 (7th)**
1954 NL  17.2 (8th)
Career  23.3 (247th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1950 NL  30.22 (10th)
1952 NL  26.90 (8th)
1954 NL  34.69 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1952 NL  3.1 (6th)
1954 NL  3.5 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1954 NL  3.2 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.9 (10th)
1952 NL  2.7 (8th)
1954 NL  3.3 (9th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1950 NL  26 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1949 NL  15 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  138 (2nd)
1954 NL  130 (3rd)
1955 NL  124 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  136 (4th)
1954 NL  125 (3rd)
1955 NL  104 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  303 (2nd)
1954 NL  267 (3rd)
1955 NL  262 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  26 (1st)
1951 NL  15 (4th)
1954 NL  23 (2nd)
1955 NL  22 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  43 (1st)
1954 NL  27 (2nd)
1955 NL  23 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1954 NL  3 (3rd)
1955 NL  4 (4th)
1956 NL  4 (5th)
Career  13 (92nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1950 NL  3.36 (2nd)
1954 NL  3.12 (3rd)
1955 NL  3.18 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1950 NL  3.18 (3rd)
1954 NL  3.02 (4th)
1955 NL  2.95 (5th)
Career  2.95 (98th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1954 NL  .945 (4th)
1955 NL  .943 (5th)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 17 (1140), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1526), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1013), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (80th), 24.6 career WAR/23.9 7yr-peak WAR/24.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
195529New York Giants$18,0002/23/55 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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