Keith “Kite” Thomas, enlisted in the U.S. Navy directly out of high school, where  he served for four years during World War II. After the war, he enrolled at Kansas State University. As a freshman, he starred on both the basketball and baseball teams. After just one year of college, Thomas signed a contract to play professional baseball. Thomas appeared in 137 major league baseball games over two seasons and spent another six seasons playing minor league baseball. During the 1947-48 season, Thomas played professional basketball for his hometown Kansas City Blues in the short-lived Professional Basketball League of America.

KITE THOMAS Height: 6:02 Weight: 190 College: Kansas State’47
Keith Marshall Thomas Born: Apr 27, 1924 Died:   Jan 9, 1995 Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.
Played Major League Baseball REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1942-46 U.S. Navy Military Service
1945-46 Kansas City Aireon AAU
1946-47 Kansas State College
1947-48 Kansas City PBLA 5 3 1 2 .500 7 1.4
Major League Totals 5 3 1 2 .500 7 1.4


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