March 1, 1924 |
|April 28, 1954, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 27, 1958, for the Detroit Tigers|
Charles Lemoine "Tim" Thompson (born March 1, 1924) is a retired American professional baseball player and former catcher in the Major Leagues. He appeared in 187 games over four seasons (1954; 1956–58) for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics and Detroit Tigers. Born in Coalport, Pennsylvania, he batted left-handed and threw right-handed; he was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 190 pounds (86 kg).
Thompson's pro career extended for 16 seasons (1947–62) and included almost 1,500 games in the minor leagues. During his finest big-league season, 1956, he was the Athletics' most-used starting catcher, starting in 63 games; he set personal bests that year in games played (92), hits (73), runs batted in (27) and batting average (.272). The following year, playing behind regular backstop Hal Smith, he slugged seven home runs in 81 games, but his average declined to .204. He then was included in a 12-player trade with the Tigers that November. His 123 MLB hits included 24 doubles, two triples and eight home runs.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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