Bud Thomas (pitcher)

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This article is about the Major League Baseball pitcher. For the hitter, see Bud Thomas (shortstop).
Bud Thomas
Bud Thomas 1940 Play Ball card.jpeg
Born: (1910-09-09)September 9, 1910
Died: May 5, 2001(2001-05-05) (aged 91)
North Garden, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1932, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1941, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 25-34
Earned run average 4.96
Strikeouts 135

Luther Baxter "Bud" Thomas (September 9, 1910 – May 5, 2001), was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1932 and 1933 and from 1937 to 1941 with the Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics, and the Detroit Tigers. He batted and threw right-handed. Thomas had a 25-34 record in 143 career games.

He was born in Faber, Virginia and died in North Garden, Virginia.

On April 23, 1939, Bud Thomas surrendered the first major League home run ever hit by Red Sox legend Ted Williams.

Thomas pitched to Babe Ruth twice, striking him out the second time.

His grandson, Paul Thomas, went on to play baseball at UVA and a local team, the Blues. There are now three reserved seats at the UVA baseball field with the Thomas name on them as well as one for the Blues.

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