|Born:November 7, 1889|
Spring City, Tennessee
|Died: January 16, 1963 73) (aged|
|June 5, 1912, for the New York Highlanders|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1912, for the New York Highlanders|
|Earned run average||6.06|
Thomas Carl Thompson (November 7, 1889 – January 16, 1963) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Thompson played for the New York Highlanders in the 1912 baseball season. In seven career games, he had a 0–2 record, with a 6.06 ERA. He batted and threw right-handed. Thompson was born in Spring City, Tennessee and died in LaJolla, California.
He was the elder brother of Homer Thompson, who played in one game for the Highlanders in 1912.
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