Fred Thomas (thomafr02)
Frederick Harvey Thomas
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.
- High School Mukwonago High School
- Debut April 22, 1918
- Final Game August 9, 1920
- Born December 19, 1892 in Milwaukee, WI USA
- Died January 15, 1986 in Rice Lake, WI USA
The Philadelphia Athletics purchased him after the 1918 season and he became the regular third baseman for the Athletics in 1919, playing next to Joe Dugan, who would later be the third baseman for the 1927 New York Yankees. Thomas was four years older than Dugan.
After being the regular third baseman for half the season for the Athletics in 1920, Fred was traded to the Washington Senators for Red Shannon, who played some shortstop for the Athletics during the rest of 1920. Third base for the team was manned by Dugan and Jimmie Dykes. Thomas, for his part, appeared in only three games for the Senators during the remainder of the season.
After his baseball days ended in 1924, Thomas, who had been born in Wisconsin, set up a resort with his wife in northern Wisconsin. The Fred Thomas Resort continues to be operated by the Thomas family in Birchwood, WI.
The book When Boston Still Had the Babe contains a biography of Fred Thomas.