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Lee ThomasTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1961-1968 MLB Years: 1961-1968
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PositionsOF-485, 1B-425Position when DraftedOF-1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Leroy Thomas
Height6-2Weight198BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 5,1936 [82.315]PlacePeoria,Illinois
High SchoolWilliam Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1954 by the New York Yankees.
Signing Bonus$4,000Signing ScoutsLou Maguolo
MLB DebutApril 22,1961 [25.077]
OrganizationsANA [4] BOS [2] CHN [2] ATL [1] HOU [1] NYA [1] Awards0Awards Voting3-35
TBC Player ID18839Retrosheet IDthoml103MLBAM ID123252
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1961
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed65Power58Contact81XBH51RBIs68Runs46Hitting63Durability79Team.480Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya172522010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4520.000.000.000.000.000.00
1961Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32of25130450771281152470054774223212.284.353.491.84422140504.293.207.300.3709.3314.681.574.7618.7531.25
1961Totals for AL-AL         132452771291152470054774223212.285.353.491.84422240506.294.206.299.3709.2914.621.574.7418.8331.01
1962Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana321b-of261605838816921226104615574644316.290.355.467.82227249652.294.177.280.3648.4411.351.353.9922.4228.99
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana41b2714952852116126955605382922613.220.301.316.61716727594.244.096.208.2798.9213.801.551.5258.6723.28
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32of284717214478122410182203112.273.340.366.7066311194.302.093.203.3179.2811.341.221.0386.0023.40
1964Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6of28107401441031921342213429403414.257.319.411.73016534442.249.154.242.3227.696.560.852.9430.8533.01
1964Totals for AL-AL         154573581502731566315251434516.262.325.398.72322845636.264.136.230.3218.188.020.982.3638.2030.00
1965Boston Red SoxALMLBbos61b29151521741412742275627242352816.271.361.464.82524253603.259.193.340.36411.946.970.583.6523.6837.59
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl91b303912611251161511101511110.198.261.365.626468139.179.167.246.2777.1910.791.504.3221.0032.00
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn81b-of30751491536401900141531013.242.319.289.608435167.263.047.141.2798.388.981.070.60149.0013.89
1966Totals for NL-NL         11427526615172411243042123.222.293.324.6178913306.226.102.189.2787.849.801.252.2939.2921.31
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn8of317719116424122310152231253.220.284.283.567547212.237.063.147.2537.0810.381.470.9495.5016.67
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28of329020114394011121142214146.194.249.229.478465221.212.035.109.2176.339.951.570.45201.0012.82
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter102733244058471112210642825113323973223193585.255.327.397.72413202393730.261.142.246.0008.9010.641.202.8431.3628.22
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter48617332314605214612531361732521711101243.265.336.417.7537231271944.279.152.256.0008.9012.961.463.1428.4127.61
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2589221182444663511783106717551230.265.343.441.784407871045.255.176.297.00010.146.790.673.3526.3435.66
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15234031788133210293762266.229.300.285.5859712379.248.056.144.0007.659.761.280.79113.3315.38
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9020114394011121142214146.194.249.229.478465221.212.035.109.0006.339.951.570.45201.0012.82
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3912611251161511101511110.198.261.365.626468139.179.167.246.0007.1910.791.504.3221.0032.00
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162524641341831768425263543613.255.327.397.72420838588.261.142.246.0008.9010.641.202.8431.3628.22

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1961Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana25OF86--159961174168.9661.95------13066.253.4
1961Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana251B34--26710526282277.9828.15------13026.221.1
1962Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana261B90--735421466791777.9828.63------16056.355.6
1962Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana26OF74--133541142138.9721.86------16046.345.7
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana271B104--9618448810491045.99610.05------14969.864.6
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana27OF43--711117372.9861.67------14928.926.7
1964Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28OF107--176611183182.9951.70------107100.066.0
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana28OF47--714417975.9491.60------47100.029.0
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana281B1--2---221.0002.00------472.10.6
1964Boston Red SoxALMLBbos281B1--3---331.0003.00------1070.90.6
1965Boston Red SoxALMLBbos291B127--103597188611501132.9848.91------15184.178.4
1965Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29OF20--2911-3130.9681.50------15113.212.3
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl301B36--28126422311307.9878.53------3992.322.2
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn301B20--1218113130129.9926.45------7526.712.3
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF17--231--24241.0001.41------7522.710.5
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31OF43--6022-6462.9691.44------7755.826.7
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn311B10--715-976761.0007.60------7713.06.2
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32OF48--6752-7472.9731.50------9053.329.6
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B2--133-316161.0008.00------902.21.2
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF485--78934215844823.9751.70------4850.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 8 season(s)-   1B425--34892754631338103764.9888.86------4250.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1961Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana25--34------86-
1962Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana26--90------74-
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana27--104------43-
1964Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28--1------107-
1964Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana28--1------47-
1965Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29--127------20-
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30--36--------
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30--20------17-
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31--10------43-
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--2------48-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1972St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln36Third Base Coach1567581.48121.54Red Schoendienst
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln47Hitting Coach1627983.48811.04Whitey Herzog
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi53General Manager1626795.41426.06Nick Leyva
1990Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi54General Manager1627785.47518.05Nick Leyva
1991Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi55General Manager1627884.48120.03Nick Leyva,Jim Fregosi
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi56General Manager1627092.43226.06Jim Fregosi
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi57General Manager1629765.599--1Jim FregosiLost World Series (Blue Jays)
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi58General Manager1155461.47020.54Jim Fregosi
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi59General Manager1446975.47921.03Jim Fregosi
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi60General Manager1626795.41429.05Jim Fregosi
1997Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi61General Manager1626894.42033.05Terry Francona
2018Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal82Special Asst to Exec VP16247115.29061.05Buck Showalter
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1968-02-09TradeTraded by Cubs to Astros for Levi Brown and Tommy Murray. 
1966-05-28TradeTraded by Braves to Cubs for Ted Abernathy. 
1965-12-15TradeTraded by Red Sox with Jay Ritchie and Arnold Earley to Braves for Dan Osinski and Bob Sadowski. 
1964-06-04TradeTraded by Angels to Red Sox for Lou Clinton. 
1961-05-08TradeTraded by Yankees with Johnny James and Ryne Duren to Angels for Bob Cerv and Tex Clevenger. 
1954-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.