Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bud Thomas went once around the bases for the St. Louis Browns in 1951

John “Bud” Thomas, a former infielder who played with the St. Louis Browns in 1951, passed away on Saturday in Sedalia, Missouri. He was 86.

First noticed by the Browns as the shortstop for the West squad in the 1945 Esquire All-American Game at the Polo Grounds that featured Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb as honorary managers, Thomas signed with the club in 1947. Within four years he made the jump from the lowest rung of the minor league ladder all the way to the majors.
Bud Thomas

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