March 3, 1918|
Mooresville, North Carolina
|Died: February 26, 1979
Charlotte, North Carolina
|April 26, 1948, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 5, 1949, for the Washington Senators|
|Earned run average||3.90|
David Forrest Thompson (March 3, 1918 – February 26, 1979) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1948 through 1949 for the Washington Senators. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 195 pounds (88 kg), Thompson batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Mooresville, North Carolina.
A hard thrower, Thompson was a bad luck pitcher either due to injury or to playing on such a hapless team as the Senators. In a two-season career, he posted a 7–13 record with a decent 3.90 ERA in 55 appearances, including eight starts, one complete game and four saves, giving up 82 runs (18 unearned) on 156 hits and 63 walks while striking out 48 in 147⅔ innings of work. He also helped himself with the bat, hitting a .325 average (13-for-40) with four RBI and a .450 slugging percentage.
Thompson died in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 60.
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