Forrest Thompson

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Forrest Thompson
Pitcher
Born: (1918-03-03)March 3, 1918
Mooresville, North Carolina
Died: February 26, 1979(1979-02-26) (aged 60)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 26, 1948, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1949, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 7–13
Earned run average 3.90
Innings 147⅔
Teams

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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