January 14, 1951 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Batted: Both||Threw: Right|
|September 14, 1971 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1985 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||370|
|Career highlights and awards|
Derrel Osborn Thomas (born January 14, 1951) is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball primarily as a second baseman, center fielder, and shortstop from 1971 to 1985. He held the distinction of being one of a few players to have played every position (except pitcher) at least once in his career.
Following his playing career, Thomas was the first manager of the Boise Hawks in 1987, then an independent team in the Class A Short Season Northwest League. As of 2009, he is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization serving as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau.
Thomas is currently the head baseball coach at Adrenaline Athletic Training in Riverside, CA.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Los Angeles Times – articles on Derrel Thomas
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