Thorpe Hamilton

Thorpe Smith Hamilton, born December 19th, 1903 in McCrory, AR, was a professional baseball player from 1924-1938.


Hamilton broke into professional baseball in 1924 with the Joplin Miners in 1924 at age 20. In 1934, Hamilton managed a semi-pro team in Tuckerman, AR1 .

He died May 2nd, 1995 in McCrory, AR and was buried in Fakes Cemetery in McCrory2 .


"Thorpe Hamilton, McCrory, Ark., . . . "3

"McCrory — Thorpe S. Hamilton , Sr., age 91, of McCrory, died Tuesday, May 2, 1995 at Countryside Manor Nursing Home. He was a lifelong resident of McCrory, son of the late E.L. and Lula M. McClean Hamilton. Graduate of McCrory High School, played football while attending Henderson-Brown University in Arkadelphia, played professional baseball for 15 years with the Southern and Western Associations and was owner and operator of Hamilton's Grocery and Market. He was a former Rotarian, McCrory City Councilman and member of the McCrory United Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Jefferies Hamilton; one son, Thorpe S. Hamilton , Jr. of Clarksville; one grandchild, Savannah Taylor of Clarksville; and two great-grandchildren, Keaton Hamilton and Maggie Taylor both of Clarksville. Funeral will be at 2 p.m., today, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in McCrory with burial in Fakes Cemetery in McCrory."4


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.
1 The Sporting News, 5/3/1934
2 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/4/1995
3 Joplin Globe, 3/23/1924
4 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/4/1995