Blue Crabs Player Spotlight: Outfielder Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas
#23

Position: OF
Date of Birth: 07/10/1986
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 215 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Tampa, FL

Biography:
Became the first player in professional baseball history to steal first base on Saturday 7/13, donated his historic cleats to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on 8/3, and after a pregame ceremony celebrating his Cooperstown bound cleats he went 4/4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored


Previous Career:



• Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

• Played four seasons in the Cubs organization before spending the next three seasons with the Boston Red Sox organization where he reached as high as AAA Pawtucket, went on to play for three other organizations at the AA level

• Has hit 10+ home runs in each of the past eight seasons, has set career highs in each of his last two seasons, 18 in 2017, 25 in 2018


Personal:

• Is followed by Barack Obama on Twitter

• Went to college at Florida State University, led the NCAA in runs, doubles, total bases and had an impressive .430 batting average
 
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