Card #534: Faye Throneberry
Faye spent two years in the Army (53 and 54) and served in Korea.
The back is something else. The cartoon is great, depicting Faye and his brother Marv. The centering is off, and it appears that the border is on an angle. Interesting...
How'd he fare in 1959? The '59 season for Faye was solid, setting multiple career highs in games played (117), hits (82), HRs (10) and RBI's (42). His .251 average in '59 was also a personal best.
- During one four game stretch from May 22-26, he went 10 for 18 (.556) with a double, triple, homer and 6 RBI's.
- Hit a grand slam in a 7-6 loss to the KC Athletics on July 27th. Ned Garver was the "victim".
Faye passed away in 1999 at the age of 67.
Thanks for reading, Robert