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Changemaker of Our Time: Milt Thompson

Milton “Milt” Thompson is a former Major League Baseball player and coach and a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County. He was born in Washington, DC and attended Howard University. After graduating, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and has since played on multiple teams, including the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies team who went to the World Series. After retiring as a player, Milt served as the coach for the Phillies from 2004-2010 and helped the team win the World Series Championship in 2008. He has since retired from baseball, but recently began a program to help student baseball players who missed their senior season due to COVID-19.

Last week, Milt Thompson took the time to answer some questions from our Club members over Zoom. Milt is an active supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs, especially in our Glassboro Club. Our Club members asked him questions about his career, his family history, and his life. We are so thankful that Milt was able to answer questions from our Club members and share his unique insight into his career.

Check out the video below to see our Club members interview Milt Thompson:

Click here for a video on Milt, his father, and his grandfather who were both members of the Negro Leagues.

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