Junior Thompson Stats

Junior Thompson was born on Thursday, June 7, 1917, in Latham, Illinois. Thompson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 26, 1939, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Junior Thompson baseball stats page.

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"It was a given that when you started scouting, you just spent a few days around Gene (Thompson). If you followed him around and you shut up, he'd show you all you needed to know." - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scouting Director Eddie Bane in The Arizona Republic (Nick Piecoro, 08/25/2006)

Junior Thompson

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Gene "Junior" Thompson Autograph on a 1977 TCMA (#39)

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Birth Name:
Eugene Earl Thompson
Nickname:
Gene or Junior
Born On:
06-07-1917  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Latham, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-24-2006 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cemetery:
Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-26-1939 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-04-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Junior Thompson Pitching Stats

1939 22 Reds 42 11 19 13 5 .722 2.54 5 3 2 152.1 625 130 43 51 6 55 - 87 1 3 0 -
1940 23 Reds 33 31 1 16 9 .640 3.32 17 3 0 225.1 951 197 83 90 10 96 - 103 3 2 2 -
1941 24 Reds 27 15 6 6 6 .500 4.87 4 0 1 109.0 509 117 59 65 6 57 - 46 2 3 0 -
1942 25 Reds 29 10 7 4 7 .364 3.36 1 0 0 101.2 443 86 38 61 5 53 - 35 3 2 0 -
1946 29 Giants 39 1 27 4 6 .400 1.29 0 0 4 62.2 244 36 9 18 5 40 - 31 2 0 0 -
1947 30 Giants 15 0 6 4 2 .667 4.29 0 0 0 35.2 164 36 17 20 3 27 - 13 1 1 0 -
6 Years 185 68 66 47 35 .573 3.26 27 6 7 686.2 2,936 602 249 305 35 328 - 315 12 11 2 -

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Junior Thompson Hitting Stats

1939 22 Reds 42 48 3 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 11 3 - 0 0 .229 .229 .250
1940 23 Reds 33 79 5 18 4 1 0 0 11 2 - 26 8 - 0 1 .228 .247 .304
1941 24 Reds 27 30 2 7 3 0 0 0 2 0 - 6 7 - 0 0 .233 .233 .333
1942 25 Reds 29 30 3 8 0 0 0 0 4 2 - 4 1 - 0 0 .267 .313 .267
1946 29 Giants 39 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 4 1 - 0 0 .143 .333 .143
1947 30 Giants 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
6 Years 185 200 13 45 8 1 0 0 18 6 - 52 20 - 0 1 .225 .248 .275

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Junior Thompson Fielding Stats

1939 Reds P 42 11 457 31 0.7 28 3 25 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.65
1940 Reds P 33 31 676 56 1.7 52 12 40 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.08
1941 Reds P 27 15 327 40 1.5 38 6 32 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.14
1942 Reds P 29 10 305 52 1.8 48 9 39 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .923 4.25
1946 Giants P 39 1 188 23 0.6 23 5 18 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.30
1947 Giants P 15 0 107 14 0.9 14 5 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.53
P Totals 185 68 2,060 216 1.2 203 40 163 13 7 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.66
6 Years 185 68 2,060 216 1.2 203 40 163 13 7 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.66

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Junior Thompson Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 48.0 1.58 5.14 3.25
1940 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 7.2 1.07 4.11 3.83
1941 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 15.0 0.81 3.80 4.71
1942 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 7.5 0.66 3.10 4.69
1946 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.78 4.45 5.74
1947 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.48 3.28 6.81
6 Years 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 11.1 0.96 4.13 4.30

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What did Thompson think of the Major Leagues after his career? In Baseball Digest, 'What Some Old-Timers Think of the Major Leagues Today' (November 1995, Rick Van Blair, Page 50) he said, "In the '30s and 40s, teams really were like a family. We were together nearly all the time on and off the field. We had a lot more togetherness than they have today. Players today make a lot of money, but I don't think they have the fun we had. In my day, teams were more defensive minded. Today it seems all they think of is offense. Coaches do try to teach fundamentals to today's players but a lot of them are so headstrong they don't want to listen; they just want to swing from the heels and end up hitting .210 and think they're a hell of a hitter."

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