October 22, 1897|
State College, Pennsylvania
|Died: December 13, 1963
|April 18, 1926 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|June 21, 1930 for the Washington Senators|
|Earned run average||4.64|
Myles Lewis Thomas (October 22, 1897 – December 12, 1963) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in State College, Pennsylvania. He threw and batted right-handed, and he was also 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) tall and 170 pounds. He was nicknamed "Duck Eye" by Babe Ruth.
On April 18, 1926 at the age of 28, he made his major league debut with the New York Yankees. On June 15, 1929, he was purchased from the Yankees by the Washington Senators. Overall, he went 23–22 with a 4.64 career ERA. As a batter, he hit a respectable (for a pitcher) .240. He had a career .955 fielding percentage. In the postseason, he had a 3.00 ERA in 2 games.
- Thomas wore the number 20 with the Yankees in 1929.
- He earned $6,500 in 1927.