Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Name: Andre Thornton Position: First Base/DH Number: 29 Tribe Time: 1977-1979, 1981-1987 DOB: 08/13/1949 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1982,1984), 1984 Silver Slugger (DH), Top 20 MVP (1978,1985) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1982) 161 589 90 161 26 1 32 116 285 109 81 6 7 46% .386 .484 .273 .870 .211 Career 1225 4313 650 1095 193 12 214 749 1954 685 683 39 33 54% .355 .453 .254 .808 .199   Andre Thornton was the first full time designated for the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe spent the first few years after the implementation of the DH in 1973 plugging in various players, but didn't really have anyone who fit the role until Thornton. From 1977 until 1979 he played first and lead the team as the top offensive player. He then missed all of the 1980 season and was replaced at first by a youngster ...
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