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Henry Curtis "Hank" Thompson
Birth: Dec. 8, 1925
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1969
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA

Major League Baseball Player. A left-handed batter, he began his career in the Negro Leagues in 1943 with the Kansas City Monarchs. During World War II he distinguished himself in the Battle of the Bulge as a machine-gunner with the 1695th Combat Engineers, and rose to the rank of Sergeant. When signed as a free agent in 1947 by the St. Louis Browns, he became only the third black player in the Major Leagues and the first for the Browns. Joining the New York Giants in 1949, he made history as the first black player to integrate two major league teams. While with the Giants he compiled a lifetime average of .267, helping them to win National League pennants in 1951 and 1954, and winning the World Series in 1954. (bio by: Eddie) 
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Eddie
Record added: Feb 09, 2007
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- LawBaby
 Added: Feb. 9, 2017
Happy Birthday, Mr. Thompson. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with the national pastime. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of fans, young and old. Yo...(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 8, 2016
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- runawayuniverse
 Added: Dec. 8, 2016
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