Friday, January 28, 2011

#436 - Ken Frailing

Card fact: This is the first and last solo Topps card of Ken Frailing issued during his career.

What I thought about this card then: No knowledge of it.

What I think about this card now: When I was trying to complete the set back in 2004, this was one of the few players I came across who I had never heard of prior to seeing his card.

Other stuff: Frailing was a relief pitcher for the White Sox and Cubs between 1972-76. He was dealt to the Cubs in the trade that sent Ron Santo to the White Sox. Frailing's career was shortened by an arm injury.

Back facts: The 55 appearances that Frailing made during the 1974 were just shy of half of all the major league appearances he had during his career.

Other blog stuff: On this date in 1901, the American League officially becomes a major league alongside the National League. Only a minor league prior, the major league AL's teams are Cleveland, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Philadelphia. Buffalo, Indianapolis and Minneapolis are dropped.


Play at the Plate said...

How appropriate that the cartoon references the minors and his stats are filled with minor league seasons.

At first I felt bad for him that this was his only card, then it hit me. I don't have any so no pity for him. At least he got his one card in an awesome set.

Johngy said...

Frailing also was on a 1974 rookie pitchers card. He was pictured in a White Sox uniform. Also, he was on an SSPC card with a hair style much more from the 1970's.