Fred Thomas (thomafr02)

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Frederick Harvey Thomas

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Fred "Tommy" Thomas played for three American League teams during his three years in the majors. As a rookie he played in all of the games of the 1918 World Series, which his Boston Red Sox won.

Thomas had played in the minors in 1916 and 1917. Owned by the Cleveland Indians organization, he was involved in the Tris Speaker trade in 1916.

He was a teammate of Babe Ruth the pitcher in 1918. He also served in the military during part of 1918.

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.

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