Lee Thomas Stats

Lee Thomas was born on Wednesday, February 5, 1936, in Peoria, Illinois. Thomas was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1961, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lee Thomas baseball stats page.

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"There was the time Lee Thomas went up to pinch-hit and ( Leo ) Durocher sat on the bench saying, 'Look at that bleep bleep bleep. He can't run, he can't hit, I don't why the bleep bleep bleep I got him. Look at him! He's going to pop up.' And sure enough, Thomas popped up. Durocher swore for several minutes, then turned to Ted Savage and told him to pinch-hit next. 'Why should I go up there,' said Savage , 'and subject myself to abuse?'" - Roy Blount, Jr. ( The Quotable Baseball Fanatic , Page 234)

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#111)

Lee Thomas Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#111)

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Birth Name:
James Leroy Thomas
Nickname:
Lee
Born On:
02-05-1936  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Peoria, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Beaumont High School (St. Louis, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
198
First Game:
04-22-1961 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-27-1968
Draft:
Not Applicable

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas Pitching Stats

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Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas Hitting Stats

1961 25 Yankees 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1961 25 Angels 130 450 77 128 11 5 24 2 70 47 2 74 2 3 2 12 .284 .353 .491
1962 26 Angels 160 583 88 169 21 2 26 1 104 55 3 74 4 4 6 16 .290 .355 .467
1963 27 Angels 149 528 52 116 12 6 9 0 55 53 6 82 2 2 9 13 .220 .301 .316
1964 28 Angels 47 172 14 47 8 1 2 0 24 18 1 22 3 1 0 2 .273 .340 .366
1964 28 Red Sox 107 401 44 103 19 2 13 1 42 34 4 29 0 3 4 14 .257 .319 .411
1965 29 Red Sox 151 521 74 141 27 4 22 0 75 72 8 42 5 2 3 16 .271 .361 .464
1966 30 Braves 39 126 11 25 1 1 6 0 15 10 1 15 1 1 1 0 .198 .261 .365
1966 30 Cubs 75 149 15 36 4 0 1 0 9 14 1 15 1 0 3 3 .242 .319 .289
1967 31 Cubs 77 191 16 42 4 1 2 0 23 15 5 22 1 2 3 3 .220 .284 .283
1968 32 Astros 90 201 14 39 4 0 1 0 11 14 4 22 4 1 1 6 .194 .249 .229
8 Years 1,027 3,324 405 847 111 22 106 4 428 332 35 397 23 19 32 85 .255 .327 .397

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas Fielding Stats

1961 Angels LF 28 18 537 40 1.4 39 37 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.96
1961 Angels RF 63 61 1,581 117 1.9 112 106 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.91
1961 Angels 1B 34 30 795 282 8.3 277 267 10 5 26 n/a n/a n/a .982 9.41
1962 Angels 1B 90 79 2,181 791 8.8 777 735 42 14 66 n/a n/a n/a .982 9.62
1962 Angels CF 18 16 444 39 2.2 36 35 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.19
1962 Angels LF 17 13 363 26 1.5 26 25 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1962 Angels RF 42 38 1,038 84 2.0 83 79 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.16
1963 Angels 1B 104 98 2,682 1,049 10.1 1,045 961 84 4 88 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.52
1963 Angels CF 2 2 48 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1963 Angels LF 3 2 57 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1963 Angels RF 38 37 954 61 1.6 60 59 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.70
1964 Angels 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1964 Angels LF 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Angels RF 45 44 1,206 77 1.7 73 69 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.63
1964 Red Sox 1B 1 0 3 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 27.00
1964 Red Sox RF 107 107 2,808 189 1.8 188 180 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 1.81
1965 Red Sox 1B 127 123 3,261 1,150 9.1 1,132 1,035 97 18 86 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.37
1965 Red Sox LF 14 13 354 20 1.4 20 19 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.53
1965 Red Sox RF 6 5 126 11 1.8 10 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.14
1966 Braves 1B 36 33 882 311 8.6 307 281 26 4 22 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.40
1966 Cubs CF 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1966 Cubs LF 18 14 420 25 1.4 24 23 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.54
1966 Cubs 1B 20 12 342 130 6.5 129 121 8 1 13 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.18
1967 Cubs 1B 10 6 180 76 7.6 76 71 5 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.40
1967 Cubs CF 1 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1967 Cubs RF 43 36 999 63 1.5 61 59 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.65
1968 Astros 1B 2 2 42 16 8.0 16 13 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.29
1968 Astros LF 7 4 105 5 0.7 4 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.03
1968 Astros RF 42 37 1,044 69 1.6 68 64 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.76
1B Totals 425 383 10,371 3,810 9.0 3,764 3,489 275 46 313 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.80
RF Totals 386 365 9,756 671 1.7 655 626 29 16 5 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.81
LF Totals 89 64 1,848 120 1.3 117 111 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.71
CF Totals 22 19 534 51 2.3 48 47 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.43
8 Years 922 831 22,509 4,652 5.0 4,584 4,273 311 68 318 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.50

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas Miscellaneous Stats

1961 Yankees 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1961 Angels 0 5 .000 18 1 n/a 18.8 6.1 6.4 - - -
1962 Angels 6 1 .857 3 3 n/a 22.4 7.9 5.6 - - -
1963 Angels 6 0 1.000 7 0 n/a 58.7 6.4 9.6 - - -
1964 Angels 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 86.0 7.8 7.2 - - -
1964 Red Sox 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 30.8 13.8 9.5 - - -
1965 Red Sox 6 2 .750 9 0 n/a 23.7 12.4 6.9 - - -
1966 Braves 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 21.0 8.4 8.4 - - -
1966 Cubs 0 0 .000 40 2 n/a 149.0 9.9 16.6 - - -
1967 Cubs 1 0 1.000 31 0 n/a 95.5 8.7 8.3 - - -
1968 Astros 2 1 .667 44 0 n/a 201.0 9.1 18.3 - - -
8 Years 25 11 .694 158 6 n/a 31.4 8.4 7.8 - - -

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Lee Thomas Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 New York Yankees 17 Undetermined - -
1961 Los Angeles Angels 32 Undetermined - -
1962 Los Angeles Angels 32 Undetermined Stats -
1963 Los Angeles Angels 32 Undetermined - -
1964 Los Angeles Angels 32 Undetermined - -
1964 Boston Red Sox 6 $23,000.00 - -
1965 Boston Red Sox 6 $24,500.00 - -
1966 Atlanta Braves 9 Undetermined - -
1966 Chicago Cubs 8 Undetermined - -
1967 Chicago Cubs 8 Undetermined - -
1968 Houston Astros 28 Undetermined - -
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In 1962 , Leon Wagner (107 RBI) and Lee Thomas (104 RBI) each drove in 100+ runs, the first Angels in franchise history with a 100+ RBI season.

During the 1962 All-Star Game , Billy Moran , Lee Thomas and Leon Wagner became the first Angels to play in a Midsummer Classic ( Ryne Duren & Ken McBride were sent to the 1961 All-Star Game , the first Angels named to a Midsummer Classic , but neither were given an opportunity to play in the contest.) In the bottom of the third inning, Thomas pinch hit for Jim Bunning , the first Angels player to pinch hit during an All-Star Game .

Did you know that Lee Thomas was the eighth General Manager (GM) of the Philadelphia Phillies , serving in that position from 1988 through 1997? Lee inherited a below .500 club and played a pivotal role in transforming them into a National League pennant winner (they lost 2-4 versus the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series ). [Those who served as GM prior to Thomas: Herb Pennock (1944-1948), Robert R.M. Carpenter, Jr. (1950-1953), H. Roy Hamey (1954-1958), John J. Quinn (1959-1972), Paul F. Owens (1972-1983), William Y. Giles (1984-1987), and Woody Woodward (1987-1988).]

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