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August 9, 1985 | JEANMARIE MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Jason Thompson once appeared destined to be the Detroit Tigers' first baseman for a decade. As a rookie in 1976, he batted just .218 in 123 games, but had 17 home runs and 54 runs batted in. Then in his sophomore season, Thompson had a .270 average with 31 homers and 105 RBIs for the Tigers.
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March 24, 2012
Quotage Lakers forward Metta World Peace is averaging a career-low of under six points a game while shooting about 35% from the field. He tweeted: "It's amazing people think I'm having a bad season…They expect me to score more…I really appreciate the respect...It's also amazing I can still get minutes without scoring or shooting a horrible percentage…That's how good my defense is. " Sacramento center Jason Thompson said he and teammate DeMarcus Cousins urged Kings Coach Keith Smart to keep his bench players on the floor to close out their 115-99 win over Minnesota last week.
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June 13, 1993
First baseman Jason Thompson, a ninth-round selection by the San Diego Padres, signed with the club and will report to their class-A affiliate in Spokane, Wash., next week, Saddleback assistant coach Bob Schellenberg said Friday. Thompson, who played at Laguna Hills High and Saddleback College, hit .370 with 20 home runs and 70 runs batted in for Arizona this season. Thompson graduated from Laguna Hills in '89, played at Saddleback in '90, and at Pepperdine in '91.
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March 3, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles man suspected in the kidnap, rape and slaying last month of Glendale resident Roberta Happe was arrested in Saginaw, Mich., Friday night at the apartment of a female friend, police said. Saginaw police arrested Jason Thompson, 23, after one of his relatives tipped detectives to his whereabouts, according to Culver City police. When Saginaw officers entered the apartment, Thompson locked himself in a bathroom and refused to come out, said Saginaw Police Lt. Mark Babcock.
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June 20, 1994 | JOHN WEYLER
Playing for a struggling organization that's looking to cut costs and has an unsettled first-base situation on the major league level figures to be a good spot for a young upwardly mobile first baseman. But you might not want to use Rancho Cucamonga first baseman Jason Thompson as a case in point. Thompson is holding up his part of the equation: he's hitting .361 with 13 homers and 62 runs batted in for the Quakes, the San Diego Padres' Class A affiliate.
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August 28, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson has experienced the quiet of the Midwest, charm of the South, the pace of Las Vegas and the culture of Japan. Not a bad perk for a guy who likes--and gets paid--to travel. Thompson, a 27-year-old former Laguna Hills and Saddleback College first baseman, is finishing the season on the disabled list in Las Vegas, his season over after rotator cuff surgery three weeks ago. Thompson, who started 13 games for the Padres in 1996 (.
SPORTS
June 19, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson is getting a taste right now. Tony Gwynn, outfielder and chief needler for the San Diego Padres, is on the attack in the clubhouse. It's a typical Gwynn tongue-and-cheek assault, quick and cutting. The type that normally draws a response. Thompson, though, just grins and takes it. Afterward, Jody Reed walks by and gives Thompson a little advice. "Sooner or later you're going to learn to tell Tony to shut up, like everyone else does," Reed says. Mental note.
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March 25, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson isn't plugging away in the San Diego Padres' farm system for the money. "I'm in Class-A ball making $1,000 a month; that stinks," said Thompson, who expects to join the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes when the Padres break spring training. "Barry Bonds gets a check for $300,000 a week, so he makes more in an hour than I do in a year." And Thompson, an outstanding student who might eventually enroll in law school, didn't choose professional baseball for the game's intellectual allure.
SPORTS
March 24, 2012
Quotage Lakers forward Metta World Peace is averaging a career-low of under six points a game while shooting about 35% from the field. He tweeted: "It's amazing people think I'm having a bad season…They expect me to score more…I really appreciate the respect...It's also amazing I can still get minutes without scoring or shooting a horrible percentage…That's how good my defense is. " Sacramento center Jason Thompson said he and teammate DeMarcus Cousins urged Kings Coach Keith Smart to keep his bench players on the floor to close out their 115-99 win over Minnesota last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles man suspected in the kidnap, rape and slaying last month of Glendale resident Roberta Happe was arrested in Saginaw, Mich., Friday night at the apartment of a female friend, police said. Saginaw police arrested Jason Thompson, 23, after one of his relatives tipped detectives to his whereabouts, according to Culver City police. When Saginaw officers entered the apartment, Thompson locked himself in a bathroom and refused to come out, said Saginaw Police Lt. Mark Babcock.
SPORTS
August 28, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson has experienced the quiet of the Midwest, charm of the South, the pace of Las Vegas and the culture of Japan. Not a bad perk for a guy who likes--and gets paid--to travel. Thompson, a 27-year-old former Laguna Hills and Saddleback College first baseman, is finishing the season on the disabled list in Las Vegas, his season over after rotator cuff surgery three weeks ago. Thompson, who started 13 games for the Padres in 1996 (.
SPORTS
June 19, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson is getting a taste right now. Tony Gwynn, outfielder and chief needler for the San Diego Padres, is on the attack in the clubhouse. It's a typical Gwynn tongue-and-cheek assault, quick and cutting. The type that normally draws a response. Thompson, though, just grins and takes it. Afterward, Jody Reed walks by and gives Thompson a little advice. "Sooner or later you're going to learn to tell Tony to shut up, like everyone else does," Reed says. Mental note.
SPORTS
June 20, 1994 | JOHN WEYLER
Playing for a struggling organization that's looking to cut costs and has an unsettled first-base situation on the major league level figures to be a good spot for a young upwardly mobile first baseman. But you might not want to use Rancho Cucamonga first baseman Jason Thompson as a case in point. Thompson is holding up his part of the equation: he's hitting .361 with 13 homers and 62 runs batted in for the Quakes, the San Diego Padres' Class A affiliate.
SPORTS
March 25, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Thompson isn't plugging away in the San Diego Padres' farm system for the money. "I'm in Class-A ball making $1,000 a month; that stinks," said Thompson, who expects to join the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes when the Padres break spring training. "Barry Bonds gets a check for $300,000 a week, so he makes more in an hour than I do in a year." And Thompson, an outstanding student who might eventually enroll in law school, didn't choose professional baseball for the game's intellectual allure.
SPORTS
June 13, 1993
First baseman Jason Thompson, a ninth-round selection by the San Diego Padres, signed with the club and will report to their class-A affiliate in Spokane, Wash., next week, Saddleback assistant coach Bob Schellenberg said Friday. Thompson, who played at Laguna Hills High and Saddleback College, hit .370 with 20 home runs and 70 runs batted in for Arizona this season. Thompson graduated from Laguna Hills in '89, played at Saddleback in '90, and at Pepperdine in '91.
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August 9, 1985 | JEANMARIE MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Jason Thompson once appeared destined to be the Detroit Tigers' first baseman for a decade. As a rookie in 1976, he batted just .218 in 123 games, but had 17 home runs and 54 runs batted in. Then in his sophomore season, Thompson had a .270 average with 31 homers and 105 RBIs for the Tigers.
SPORTS
July 1, 1986
The Montreal Expos released three-time All-Star Jason Thompson and re-activated outfielder Andre Dawson, who had been out with a right hamstring pull.
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