Derrel Osborn Thomas
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.
- High School: Dorsey High School
- Debut September 14, 1971
- Final Game October 5, 1985
- Born January 14, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA USA
In fifteen seasons in the majors, Derrel Thomas played every position but pitcher. His most common position was second base, but he was also in over 1,000 games where he appeared at other positions.
He managed in the minors in 1987.
In 1989, Thomas played for the Gold Coast Suns of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .303 and stole 9 bases for the club. In 1990, he was with the San Bernardino Pride of the SPBA. He played in 13 games and batted .268 before the league folded.
Thomas, who attended Dorsey High School, became the baseball coach there after his playing days.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1987||Boise Hawks||Northwest League||9-29||--||none||Replaced by Mal Fichman (17-21) on July 26|