One of the 100-oldest living baseball players, Thompson caught for four seasons in the big leagues. He came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 and played in 10 games. After spending 1955 in the minors, Thompson returned in 1956, playing a more regular role for the Kansas City A’s. He appeared in 92 games that season, hitting .272. He hit seven of his eight career home runs for the A’s in 1957 before being traded with Billy Martin, Gus Zernial and two more players to the Detroit Tigers. Thompson saw action in four games in 1958 for Detroit before being sent to the minors. He continued playing in the minor leagues until 1962, when he retired. Following his playing career, Thompson was a coach and a scout with the St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tim Thompson – career stats