Valmy Thomas

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Valmy Thomas
Born: (1925-10-21)October 21, 1925
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Died: October 16, 2010(2010-10-16) (aged 84)
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1957 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1961 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .230
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 60

Valmy Thomas (October 21, 1925 – October 16, 2010)[1][2] was a Major League Baseball catcher. In his five-year career, he played for five different home cities: the New York Giants (1957), the San Francisco Giants (1958), the Philadelphia Phillies (1959), the Baltimore Orioles (1960), and the Cleveland Indians (1961). He was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

After his major league career, while playing for Atlanta of the International League, Thomas was shot and critically wounded by Cleveland Lyons in a dispute over a woman.[3]

Thomas died in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, at the age of 84.


  1. ^ Obituary, The San Francisco Examiner, October 23, 2010
  2. ^ Baseball Happenings, October 23, 2010
  3. ^ "Catcher is critical following shooting". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (AP). 22 August 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 8 June 2010.