Monday, June 6, 2011

1984 gorman thomas

stormin' gorman thomas was traded by the indians to the mariners in december of 1983, a scant 6 months after they had acquired him from the brewers.  here's his 1984 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
i must admit, i had no idea thomas was a centerfielder until i went to write this post.  i figured him for a corner outfielder who was, by this time in his career, a dh.  nope.  prior to 1984, when he appeared as the dh just once, thomas had appeared as a dh about 18 times total in his career. 

gorman struggled with injuries in 1984 and appeared in only 34 games for the m's.  he came back in 1985 to slug 32 home runs (as the mariners' dh) and earn comeback player of the year honors.   thomas finished his career with a third stint in milwaukee after the mariners released him in the middle of the 1986 season (he had previously been traded by the brewers to the rangers after the 1977 season, although he was re-acquired by the brewers shortly thereafter).

voici à vous, 1984 gorman thomas!

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