Monday, January 20, 2014

695th Place - Mark Thurmond

Card # 552

Thurmond has a bit of evil eyebrow going on here.  What schemes lie in the hearts of situational lefties?

My primary memory of Thurmond is as one of the starters for the 1984 World Series losing San Diego Padres.  That was by far his best year.  Amazingly, he only struck out 57 batters in 178 innings that season.  Pitching to contact!

Mark is a Texan through and through, and played his college ball at A&M, where he was actually recruited as a football player first and baseball player second.  He seems to be in the insurance business now in Katy, TX.  I actually found his home address, which makes me feel creepy.  Sorry Mark.

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