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Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Samuel Luther "Big Sam" Thompson was an American professional baseball player from 1884 to 1898 and with a brief comeback in 1906. At 6 feet, 2 inches, the Indiana native was one of the larger players of his day and was known for his prominent handlebar mustache. He played as a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Wolverines, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Thompson had a .331 career batting average and was one of the most prolific run producers in baseball history. His career Run batted in to games played ratio of .923 remains the highest in major league history. In 1895, Thompson averaged ... more on Wikipedia

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