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 Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Original Name Samuel Luther
Birth
Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
Death 7 Nov 1922 (aged 62)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 22
Memorial ID 11676 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Danville, Indiana, he was an outfielder known for his offensive production and was the only 19th Century player to drive in 150 or more runs twice. On July 2, 1885, he made his debut with the Detroit Wolverines and batted a .303 average in his rookie season. For fifteen seasons, he played with the Detroit Wolverines (1885-88), Philidalphia Phillies (1889-980 and Detroit Tigers in 1906. He was three times the National League hits leader, batting champion in 1887, ending his career with 1988 hits, 1262 runs scored, 129 homeruns, 1305 runs batted in and a .331 batting average. He died at age 62 in Detroit, Michigan and was posthumolousy inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Thompson (5 Mar 1860–7 Nov 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11676, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .