Thursday, October 4, 2012

1977 pepe frias

we get a little bit closer to pepe frias, and his facsimile autograph is not in the same spot that it was left by topps thanks to o-pee-chee in 1977.  here is frias' 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
there's not much to say about pepe.  he played slightly more second base in 1977 than he did shortstop, but he only appeared in 53 games total for the expos.  in those games, he garnered only 72 plate appearances, and hit .257 with 2 sacrifices, no walks, and just one extra base hit (a double).  frias was one of the initial wave of shortstops (along with frank taveras, ted martinez, and mario guerrero) to hail from san pedro de macoris in the dominican republic.

i did not realize that he had been in the dodgers' organization in the late 1960's (really just the offseason between the 1967 and 1968 seasons).  i had previously thought that his only turn with the blue was in 1980 and 1981.

voici à vous, 1977 pepe frias!