Gary Thomasson

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Gary Thomasson
Outfielder
Born: July 29, 1951 (1951-07-29) (age 63)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 5, 1972 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1980 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting Average     .249
Home Runs     61
RBI     294
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 1978 World Series Championship

Gary Leah Thomasson was born July 29, 1951 in San Diego, California. He was a professional baseball player. He played outfield in Major League Baseball from 1972 to 1980 and in Japanese Nippon Pro Baseball 1981-1982

Thomasson got a lot of attention when he joined the Yomiuri Giants. He got the largest contract ever in the Nippon league. Then, Thomasson played poorly in his two years in Japan. He almost set the league record for strikeouts. He ended his career with a knee injury.[1]

Cultural references[change | change source]

Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa used Thomasson's name to describe a kid of found art. A "Tomason" is a part of a building that has lost its meaning or purpose, but still is still interesting.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Beehler, Michael (2007). "Architecture and the Virtual West in William Gibson's San Francisco". In Kollin, Susan. Postwestern cultures: literature, theory, space. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-1114-8 .
  3. Akasegawa, Genpei (2010). Hyperart: Thomasson. Kaya Press. ISBN 978-1885030467 .

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