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 Valmy Thomas

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Birth
Santurce, Mayaguez Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 16 Oct 2010 (aged 81)
Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Burial Kingshill, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Plot Veterans Section
Memorial ID 60412443 View Source

Major League Baseball Player. For five seasons (1957 to 1961), he played at the catcher position with the New York/San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians. Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1951, Thomas (who was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to parents from the Virgin Islands) made history for being credited as the first player in the Major Leagues to hail from the Virgin Islands, when he marked his debut with the Giants on April 16th, 1957. He enjoyed his most successful season with them that year, recording 60 hits, while appearing in 88 games, as he shared catching duties with Wes Westrum. In 252 career games, he compiled 144 hits, with a .230 lifetime batting average. Following his playing career, Thomas became proprietor of a sporting goods company.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 21 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60412443
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60412443/valmy-thomas : accessed ), memorial page for Valmy Thomas (21 Oct 1928–16 Oct 2010), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60412443, citing Kingshill Cemetery, Kingshill, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands ; Maintained by Find a Grave .