Hank Thompson

Position
Third Baseman
Years
1943–1956
Hall Rating
62
MLE Rating
67
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Hank Thompson is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
Peak
50%
Longevity
50%

Negro League MLEs by Eric Chalek

Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Hank Thompson has a 67 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
30.3 15.2 37.4 15.8
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
125 3 11 25 4
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1943 KCM 0.5 0.9
1946 KCM 0.2 0.4
1947 2 teams 1.2 2.0
1947 SLB (BAL) -0.2 0.1
1947 KCM 1.4 1.9
1948 KCM 1.6 2.1
1949 NYG (SFG) 1.1 2.4
1950 NYG (SFG) 2.8 5.1
1951 NYG (SFG) -0.4 0.8
1952 NYG (SFG) 1.8 3.7
1953 NYG (SFG) 3.0 4.7
1954 NYG (SFG) 2.6 4.6
1955 NYG (SFG) 0.6 2.7
1956 NYG (SFG) 0.2 1.1
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Frank Fennelly (40) 101
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