Andrés Thomas

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Andrés Thomas
Born: (1963-11-10) November 10, 1963 (age 53)
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1985, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1990, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .234
Home runs 42
Runs batted in 228

Andrés Pérez Thomas (born November 10, 1963) is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a shortstop for the Atlanta Braves from 1985-1990. He batted and threw right-handed. Thomas brought a power bat to the shortstop position for the Braves (13 HR each in 1988 and 1989); however, he struck out quite a bit (95 K's in 1988) and walked only 59 times in five seasons. His free-swinging prompted then-Braves' broadcaster Don Sutton to ask hypothetically during games, "Why would you even throw him a strike?" He was also an erratic fielder, leading all NL shortstops with 29 errors in 1988.

He was the manager of the Detroit Tigers' affiliate in the Dominican Summer League for 2006 [1]


  1. ^ "Tigers name Minor League coaches". Retrieved 2007-12-09. 

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