Myles Thomas

(1897-1963)

Major League Baseball Pitcher
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Myles Lewis Thomas (October 22, 1897 – December 12, 1963) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in State College, Pennsylvania. He threw and batted right-handed. He was nicknamed "Duck Eye" by Babe Ruth.

On April 18, 1926 at the age of 28, he made his major league debut with the New York Yankees. On June 15, 1929, he was purchased from the Yankees by the Washington Senators. Overall, he went 23–22 with a 4.64 career ERA. As a batter, he hit .240. He had a career .955 fielding percentage. In the postseason, he had a 3.00 ERA in 2 games.

Thomas played his final game on June 21, 1930.

In 2016, ESPN released 1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas, as part a new genre of storytelling known as "real-time historical fiction.

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