22. Roy Thomas
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 24, 1874 in Norristown, PA USA
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 14, 1899
  • Final Game: September 04, 1911
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Roy Thomas took a lot of bases on balls…Seriously, it was a lot!

Thomas would lead the National League in free passes seven times and was also a two time On Base Percentage leader.  Thomas, who as of this writing is 29th all time in OBP exceed the .400 mark seven straight times (1899-1905) would fins other ways to get on base.  He was a .300 Hitter four times, though it is interesting how he did this as he rarely had extra base hits and was perhaps the best definition of a slap hitter of his day.

Thomas would retire with some strange stats as he is the only player to have three times as many Runs Scored as RBIs and has the highest career OBP in relation to Slugging Percentage (.413 to .334).  While that might be a detriment, this was still a man who got to first a lot and knew how to work the bases when he got there.  This is a type of player who is welcome in any era.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1899 Season.
  • Departed:

    Purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6/1/08.

    Acquired (2):

    Signed as a Free Agent 6/??/10.

    Departed (2):

    Retired after the 1911 Season.
  • Games Played: 1286
  • Notable Statistics: 923 Runs Scored
    1,364 Hits
    80 Doubles
    42 Triples
    6 Home Runs
    264 RBI
    228 Stolen Bases
    .295/.421/.334 Slash Line
    36.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest On Base Percentage (1902 & 1903)

    Most Plate Appearances (1900)

    Most Runs Scored (1900)

    Most Walks (1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1906 & 1907)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by an Outfielder (1903, 1905, 1906 & 1908*)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (1906)

    *Sold early in the season to the Pittsburgh Pirates
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