Wednesday, October 1, 2008

1953 Topps Project - Post #30

#49 - Faye Throneberry - Boston Red Sox

Another month, another 1953 Topps project post. Today's subject is Faye Throneberry of the Boston Red Sox. I chose a Red Sox card in honor of the ALDS which kicks off tonight in California against the dreaded Angels. Unfortunately for Red Sox fans on the East Coast, the game won't be starting until 10 P.M. There are going to be a lot of tired 9 to 5 workers in the New England area tomorrow for sure...
Throneberry's career spanned 8 seasons, and he saw playing time with the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and wait...what's this?...the Los Angeles Angels in 1961. Nooooo!!! I couldn't have picked a worse card to feature today, if the Red Sox lose the series now I'll be convinced that I jinxed them with this damn post. Well, he appeared in only 24 games for the Angels that year and did not record a single home run, or even RBI, so I guess I feel a bit better.
Faye broke into the league in 1952 as a 20-year-old, but had a fairly uneventful career as you can see here. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 67. Hopefully his 1953 Topps card can bring some luck to the current Red Sox team. Go Sox!

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