A History of Sports Champions With Rap Sheets

Hank Thompson

Sport: Baseball
Team(s): New York Giants
Champion: 1954 World Series
Offense(s): Armed robbery
Sentence: 10 years. Served three years.

Hank Thompson wasn't the catalyst in the New York Giants' 1954 World Series victory, but Thompson was able to get himself a ring before retiring two years later. In 1963, Thompson was just off a divorce when he was sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery. While he only ended up serving three years, Thompson died two years later from a seizure. He was only 43 years old.

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