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Thomas, Clint

(born: 1896  -  died: 1990) 

Born in Greenup, KY, Clint Thomas, nicknamed "The Hawk," was a professional baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. He had 400 home runs and 4,000 hits in 19 years. He played centerfield with Philadelphia Hilldale when the team won the Negro championship in 1925 and 1926. At the end of his baseball career, Thomas worked at the Virginia State House where one of his duties was to make coffee for the state legislators. For more see The Ballplayers. Baseball's ultimate biographical reference, ed. by M. Shatzkin; and Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 15 (Sept. 1986-Aug. 1988).

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