November 4 – Happy Birthday Ryan Thompson

You can consider yourself a solid fan of Yankee baseball if you can remember this Chestertown, MD native, who was born on November 4, 1967. He played his first four seasons of big league ball as a regularly-used spare outfielder with the Mets. In 2000, he was signed as a free agent by the Yankees after that season’s All Star break. He got off to a fast start, driving in five runs during his first two games in pinstripes. In 33 games that year, he hit .260 and drove in 14 runs. The Yankees did not put him on that season’s postseason roster and released Thompson in the off-season that followed.

The only other Yankee I could find who was born on November 2nd is this Yankee pitcher from the late 1930s.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2000 NYY 33 56 50 12 13 3 0 3 14 0 5 12 .260 .339 .500 .839
9 Yrs 416 1385 1257 165 305 71 6 52 176 9 90 347 .243 .301 .433 .734
NYM (4 yrs) 283 1106 997 127 238 53 4 39 126 8 74 276 .239 .300 .417 .717
CLE (1 yr) 8 23 22 2 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 6 .318 .348 .455 .802
NYY (1 yr) 33 56 50 12 13 3 0 3 14 0 5 12 .260 .339 .500 .839
FLA (1 yr) 18 32 31 6 9 5 0 0 2 0 1 8 .290 .313 .452 .764
HOU (1 yr) 12 22 20 2 4 1 0 1 5 0 2 7 .200 .273 .400 .673
MIL (1 yr) 62 146 137 16 34 9 2 8 24 1 7 38 .248 .295 .518 .813
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/4/2013.

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