Ray Thomas (baseball)

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Ray Thomas
Born: (1910-07-09)July 9, 1910
Dover, New Hampshire
Died: December 6, 1993(1993-12-06) (aged 83)
Wilson, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 22, 1938, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 22, 1938, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.333
Home runs0

Raymond Joseph Thomas (July 9, 1910 – December 6, 1993) was a Major League Baseball catcher. He played professionally for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1930s.

Early life and career[edit]

Thomas was born in Dover, New Hampshire and played college baseball at Western State Teachers College from 1930 to 1933.[1]

He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent in 1933. He played for the Huntington Red Birds in 1934,[2] the Houston Buffaloes in 1935[3] and the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 1936 and 1937. Thomas was granted free agency by the Cardinals on April 1, 1938.[4]

Thomas was signed by the Dodgers on April 1, 1938 and played in one game for the Dodgers on July 22, 1938.[5] He had one hit in three at-bats in that game and scored one run.[6] He returned to the minors and played his last game for the Raleigh Capitals in 1946.[7] He had a brief run as a manager in the minor leagues before retiring from baseball.

Thomas died on December 6, 1993 in Wilson, North Carolina.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Western Michigan University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "1934 Huntington Red Birds". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "1935 Houston Buffaloes". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "1938 Major League Baseball Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ray Thomas Trades & Transactions". Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ray Thomas". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "1946 Raleigh Capitals". Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

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