Maine Baseball HOF
Thomas, David (1976)
Dave Thomas, 4th from left in front row.
Thomas, "crowding 87", played third base for South Portland high and the Irons and Maine Centrals in the Pine Tree and Twin state leagues. Thomas, like Gaskill, was a busy player for the area semi pro outfits from 1905 to 1920. He played for South Portland Ligonia Irons in '08 and that included Howard Richardson, Joe Walsh, Lincoln Davies, PJ Hinds, Phil Hughes, WJ Scoot Carey, John Hinds, Frank and John Ham, and Frank Wilkerson. He joined the local musical equipment firm of Cressey and Allen in 1917, rose to assistant treasurer, then left that firm and worked another 7 years as sales manager for Philco distributors.