By Roy Kerr
utilizing a primitive fielding glove with out webbing or pocket, he compiled the top fielding ordinary of any outfielder (1,000+ video games) who accomplished his profession ahead of 1900. At age forty six, 10 years after his final complete significant league season, Thompson performed 8 video games for the injury-plagued Detroit Tigers, profitable one contest along with his bat and saving a number of others with amazing catches within the outfield.
This accomplished biography lines Thompson’s lifestyles and profession from his youth in rural Danville, Indiana, to his final days as a U.S. deputy marshal in Detroit, and clarifies his prestige of 1 of the best gamers in baseball’s lengthy and storied history.
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Big Sam Thompson: Baseball’s Greatest Clutch Hitter by Roy Kerr