Ira Thomas Essentials

Positions: Catcher
Bats: R Throws: R
74 Weight: 200
Born: 1 22, 1881 in Ballston Spa, NY USA
Died: 10 11 1958 in Philadelphia, PA USA
Debut: 5/18/1906
Last Game: 6/18/1915
Full Name: Ira Felix Thomas

A weak-armed washout from two other American League teams, catcher Ira Thomas was purchased by Connie Mack prior to the 1909 season. Thomas immediately prospered with Philadelphia’s “inside” game, and was the Athletics’ primary backstop as they captured World Series victories in 1910 and 1911.