Samuel Luther "Big Sam" Thompson was an American professional baseball player from 1884 to 1898 and with a brief comeback in 1906. At 6 feet, 2 inches, the Indiana native was one of the larger players of his day and was known for his prominent handlebar mustache. He played as a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Wolverines, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Thompson had a.331 career batting average and was one of the most prolific run producers in baseball history. His career run batted in to games played ratio of.923 remains the highest in major league history. In 1895, Thompson averaged 1.44 RBIs per game, and his 166 RBIs in 1887 remained the major league record until 1921 when Babe Ruth collected 168. Thompson still holds the major league record for most RBIs in a single month with 61 in August 1894 while playing for the Phillies.
About Sam Thompson
Reality star who rocketed to fame as a cast member on the English series Made in Chelsea.
He didn't join the Made In Chelsea cast until the show's sixth series in 2013.
He has become a social media superstar, earning upwards of 900,000 Instagram followers and more than 180,000 Twitter fans.
His sister, Louise Thompson, is also a star on Made In Chelsea. He and then-girlfriend Tiffany Watson had many public blow ups while starring on Made In Chelsea. He later began dating Made In Chelsea castmate Olivia Bentley.
On Made In Chelsea, he starred alongside Stephanie Pratt and Binky Felstead.
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- 1887 Detroit Wolverines season - The 1887 Detroit Wolverines season was a season in American baseball. The team won the 1887 National League pennant, then defeated the St. Louis Browns in the 1887 World Series. The season was the team's seventh since it entered the National League in 1881.
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