Derrel Thomas Foundation
Derrel Osbon Thomas (born January 14, 1951) is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball primarily as a second baseman, center fielder, and shortstop from 1971 to 1985. He held the distinction of being one of a few players to have played every position (except pitcher) at least once in his career.
Following his playing career, Thomas was the first manager of the Boise Hawks in 1987, then an independent team in the Class A Short Season Northwest League. As of 2009, he is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization serving as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau.
James O'Neal Lofton (born March 6, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 2001 season. Listed at 5' 9", 170 lb., he was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed..
In an eight-game career, Lofton was a .192 hitter (5-for-25) with one run, a double, one RBI, and two stolen bases. In seven fielding appearances, he committed two errors in 25 chances for a .920 fielding percentage.
Lofton also played in the Boston, Baltimore and Cincinnati minor league systems (1993–2007), as well as in several independent leagues. He was named an All-Star in the Pioneer (1994) and Western (2000) leagues. In 14 minor league seasons, he was a .272 hitter with 55 home runs and 504 RBI in 1173 games.