Tuesday, April 2, 2013
#161 - Ken Schrom
What a card: When this card hit packs, Ken Schrom was coming off a disappointing 1984 season after enjoying a breakout 1983. Schrom went 5-11 with a 4.47 ERA in 1984 after winning 15 games in '83.
My observation on the front: That's practically a military pose right there. Schrom looks like he's preparing to lead the troops into battle.
More opinion from me: That is one tall cap. It almost looks airbrushed.
Something you might know: Schrom was the Twins' pitcher of the year in 1983. Picked up in the offseason after being released by the Blue Jays in August of '82, Schrom was a mild sensation in the American League, going 15-8. He later became an All-Star in 1986 with the Indians.
Something you might not know: Schrom is the president of the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros' Double A team. He has worked for years in an administrative role for minor league teams, particularly the El Paso Diablos, where he was a VP and in charge of sales and marketing for 16 years.
My observation on the back: Schrom and Killebrew are two of 28 people born in Idaho to play in the major leagues.
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