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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " CHARLES THOMAS " IS A LEFT FIELDER IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Charles Thomas (baseball)


Charles Thomas
Kansas City Royals
Outfielder
Born: December 26, 1978 (age 36)
Fairfield, California
Bats: LeftThrows: Left
MLB debut
June 23, 2004 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average.259
On-base percentage.349
Home runs7
Former teams
Charles Wesley Thomas (born December 26, 1978 in Fairfield, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball. He last played in the Milwaukee Brewers organization with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Previously, Thomas played with the Atlanta Braves(2004), and Oakland Athletics (2005-2007). He bats and throws left-handed.

Career

After playing his college baseball at Western Carolina University (WCU). Thomas was selected by the Braves in the 19th round of the June 2000 amateur draft. He steadily improved while splitting time between two teams in 2003, hitting .324 in 47 games after being called up to Double-A Greenville. That season, he got a chance to play at Triple-A Richmond when Atlanta called up or released theoutfielders ahead of him. Thomas took advantage of the opportunity. He went 31-for-79 (.379) in June, led the International Leaguein hitting and on-base percentage, and was selected to the All-Star team.
Thomas started 2004 as the fourth outfielder for Richmond and made the big club in the mid-season. He posted a .288 batting average with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 83 games. He showed a great batting eye, speedy running and outstanding defense.
Before the 2005 season, Thomas was sent to Oakland in the same trade that brought Tim Hudson to the Braves.
In the 2005 season, he had a rough start, and despite starting nearly every game went weeks without getting a hit. Eventually Thomas was demoted to AAA where he has spent most of his remaining time in Oakland. On May 4, 2007, he was dealt to the Brewers in exchange for JD Closser. He played the rest of the 2007 season with Milwaukee's Triple-A club, the Nashville Sounds.