|Born:September 26, 1878|
|Died: August 21, 1963 84) (aged|
Arlington Heights, Illinois
|August 10, 1907, for the Boston Doves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 1907, for the Boston Doves|
Thomas William Asmussen (September 26,1878 –August 21,1963) was a Major League Baseball catcher. Asmussen played for the Boston Doves in 1907. In 2 career games,he had no hits in 5 at-bats. He threw right-handed and it is not known which hand he batted with.
Asmussen was born in Chicago and died in Arlington Heights,Illinois.
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