Samuel Luther Thompson

Samuel Luther Thompson (HM1BB2)

Location: Danville, IN 46122 Hendricks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.817', W 86° 31.003'

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(Side One)
He was born in Danville March 5, 1860 and educated in Danville Graded School. He played for Danville Browns baseball team in 1883 and for Evansville and Indianapolis minor league ball clubs 1884 and 1885. He played for National League Detroit Wolverines (1855-1888) and Philadelphia Phillies (1889-1898) and with American League Detroit Tigers 1906.

(Side Two)
Thompson and his wife retired to Detroit, where he died November 7, 1922; buried there in Elmwood Cemetery. Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974 and Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame 1979. Thompson remains first in runs batted in per game, edging out Lou Gehrig. Local ball diamond and Danville High School award honor this native son.
HM NumberHM1BB2
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number32.2006.1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Thompson and McPheeters Families
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 541394 N 4401633
Decimal Degrees39.76361667, -86.51671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.817', W 86° 31.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 49.02" N, 86° 31' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 498 Leedy St, Danville IN 46122, US
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