Friday, February 12, 2010

Card Spotlight: 2-12-10

1993 Leaf Thomas #7 - Frank Thomas (Control)

In 1993, Frank Thomas became the spokesperson for Leaf. He was featured on the packaging and was issued his very own set of ten cards.

Number seven features "control".

Frank had the ability to spray the ball to all fields and work the count into his favor. In his career, he has had more walks than strikeouts. This is just a testament to his natural ability to control the ball, while having a keen eye for an umpire's range.

Not many people realized how special a player Frank Thomas was, until he was gone. After years of constant production, fans started to take Frank for granted. Every player has their ups and downs. Frank Thomas is no exception.

Through it all, Frank ended up with a .301 average, 521 home runs, 1667 walks and only 1397 strikeouts. He also managed 495 doubles out of 2,468 hits over 19 seasons. Truly, Frank was in control.


capewood said...

Man, I miss Frank.

The Big Kahuna said...

He was one of my all time favorites and he was clean! He will be missed!

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