Clifford
Thomas
 
Nickname: Black Hole
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 195
 
Born: August 3, 1933 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Gold Glove 1963   
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1956 22 SB HL    
1957 23 SB HL    
1958 24 SB HL $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 25 SB HL $ 300,000  
1960 26 SB HL $ 300,000  
1961 27 SB HL $ 300,000  
1962 28 SB HL $ 3,785,714  
1963 29 SB HL $ 3,785,714  
1964 30 SB HL $ 3,785,714  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 3,785,714  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1956 22 AAA   56 224 35 75 7 1 12 37 1 4 9 47 .335 .361 .536 .896 38.5  
    AA   27 95 18 34 3 0 5 15 1 0 13 19 .358 .435 .547 .983 21.1  
1957 23 AAA   136 619 121 209 37 3 27 90 5 1 36 131 .338 .374 .538 .912 113.1  
1958 24 SB HL 147 562 69 171 39 1 14 91 0 0 22 122 .304 .334 .452 .786 76.6 12.4
    AAA   3 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 1.1  
1959 25 SB HL 149 564 77 154 28 5 29 101 0 0 27 164 .273 .308 .495 .803 81.0 12.9
1960 26 SB HL 155 587 70 145 25 4 30 104 0 0 37 163 .247 .290 .457 .746 77.7 9.7
1961 27 SB HL 106 395 69 117 29 0 26 94 0 0 32 98 .296 .350 .567 .917 72.6 15.6
1962 28 SB HL 143 543 61 129 26 3 21 81 0 0 27 154 .238 .281 .413 .693 59.9 4.4
1963 29 SB HL 157 608 81 167 37 3 30 99 0 0 35 140 .275 .316 .493 .810 91.0 14.1
1964 30 SB HL 147 573 83 143 37 4 30 96 0 0 25 144 .250 .283 .485 .768 75.0 9.2
7 Years Sim 1004 3832 510 1026 221 20 180 666 0 0 205 985 .268 .307 .477 .784 533.7 78.3
3 Years AAA 195 851 158 286 44 4 39 127 6 5 47 179 .336 .371 .535 .906 152.7  
1 Years AA 27 95 18 34 3 0 5 15 1 0 13 19 .358 .435 .547 .983 21.1  
4 Years Minors 222 946 176 320 47 4 44 142 7 5 60 198 .338 .378 .536 .914 173.8  
162 Game Average 618 82 165 35 3 29 107 0 0 33 158 .268 .307 .477 .784 86.1  
Career Highs 157 608 83 171 39 5 30 104 0 0 37 164 .304 .350 .567 .917 91.0  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   2824 377 760 174 13 131 483 0 0 154 771 .269 .308 .479 .787 402.7
vs LH   1008 133 266 47 7 49 183 0 0 51 214 .264 .304 .470 .775 139.3
Home 508 1901 257 523 117 11 89 331 0 0 95 495 .275 .313 .489 .801 276.9
Away 496 1931 253 503 104 9 91 335 0 0 110 490 .260 .302 .465 .767 265.1
RISP   1055 0 292 69 6 51 461 0 0 93 278 .277 .330 .499 .829 170.7
Pinch Hitting   53 4 16 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 13 .302 .327 .377 .705 6.3
Close/Late   448 53 122 21 1 23 84 0 0 24 118 .272 .311 .478 .789 64.6
Mar/Apr 148 567 74 146 24 3 27 100 0 0 37 156 .257 .304 .453 .757 77.4
May 169 630 81 156 28 2 35 115 0 0 38 165 .248 .293 .465 .758 85.6
June 170 658 97 182 44 3 36 123 0 0 36 171 .277 .315 .517 .832 102.7
July 141 546 67 141 29 3 27 98 0 0 25 145 .258 .296 .471 .767 73.5
August 174 690 87 182 45 7 22 105 0 0 30 164 .264 .298 .445 .743 86.8
Sep/Oct 202 741 104 219 51 2 33 125 0 0 39 184 .296 .331 .503 .835 116.0
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1958 24 SB HL RF 145 139 1216.0 264 7 17 3 .941 2.01   3.1
1959 25 SB HL RF 146 141 1224.3 258 5 17 0 .939 1.93   2.9
1960 26 SB HL RF 150 145 1300.3 301 10 18 0 .945 2.15   3.5
    LF 1 1 9.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00    
1961 27 SB HL RF 103 102 892.0 204 6 8 0 .963 2.12   3.0
1962 28 SB HL RF 131 129 1149.3 301 9 16 2 .951 2.43   3.6
1963 29 SB HL RF 153 148 1306.3 333 8 10 1 .972 2.35   2.9
1964 30 SB HL RF 143 142 1182.7 289 7 13 1 .958 2.25   3.4
    CF 5 0 9.0 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00    
  RF 971 946 8271.0 1950 52 99 7 .953 2.18   22.4
  CF 5 0 9.0 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00    
  LF 1 1 9.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00    
Career Totals   977 947 8289.0 1957 52 100 7 .953 2.18   22.4
Career Highs   153 148 1309.3 333 10 18 3 .972 2.43    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1958 24 SB HL 8 30 4 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 7 .233 .226 .367 .592
1959 25 SB HL 16 64 12 20 1 0 6 11 0 0 1 10 .313 .323 .609 .932
1960 26 SB HL 4 16 5 8 2 0 2 7 0 0 1 3 .500 .529 1.000 1.529
1961 27 SB HL 10 39 4 12 4 0 2 5 0 0 1 8 .308 .310 .564 .874
Career Post-Season Batting 38 149 25 47 8 0 11 28 0 0 3 28 .315 .323 .591 .913
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Games
1963-3-157
Total Bases
1963-6-300
Doubles
1964-6-37
Homeruns
1959-7-29
1960-6-30
1963-4-30
1964-7-30
RBIs
1959-7-101
1960-5-104
1963-9-99
Strikeouts
1959-5-164
1960-5-163
1962-7-154
1963-7-140
1964-8-144
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 31    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 20    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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  1. Joseph Hernandes (961)
  2. Dean Partin (957)
  3. Derrick Cothren (925)
  4. Jay Rodman (922)
  5. Joshua Staub (917)
  6. Ernest Gafford (917)
  7. Walter Craney (915)
  8. Kevin Ferro (911)
  9. Joseph Duren (909)
  10. Jerry Blain (909)
History
Drafted in 1st round, 3rd overall pick, by St. Bernard in 1956
Had first career hit (homerun) on 4/13/1958, off Solomon Goldman (WAS)
Won Batter of the Month award on 10/1/1958, hitting .427 with 2 HR, 14 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 9/29/1959, hitting .519 with 3 HR, 10 RBI
Injured on 6/21/1961 with a Strained Posterior Cruciate Ligament, out for 7-8 weeks
Won Player of the Week award on 9/15/1961, hitting .444 with 4 HR, 9 RBI
Had 23-game hitting streak snapped on 9/25/1961
Injured on 5/2/1962 with a Pulled Rib Cage Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,785,714 through salary arbitration
Won Gold Glove at Rightfield in 1963
1/26/1964: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,785,714 through salary arbitration
Injured on 6/8/1964 with a Strained Back Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks