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Happy birthday, Bobby Thompson

Happy birthday to Bobby Thompson, who turns 55 today.

This is one of those rare occasions where I saw the name, vaguely recognized it, confirmed that he played for the Rangers, but know nothing about him other than that.

You can see his B-R page here.  He appears to have been a backup outfielder on the 1978 team who made the Rangers out of spring training, played regularly in June while Al Oliver was out with an injury, and otherwise was mostly a defensive replacement.

1978 was his only season in the majors.  He was sold to the Mariners after the 1978 season, released by them in spring training of 1979, and there his trail disappears.

If anyone has any more info on on him, feel free to share.