Tuesday, October 18, 2016

#587 - Doug Frobel

What a card: This is the final card issued of Doug Frobel by Topps during his playing career. He received just two Topps cards, the first in 1984.

My observation on the front: Frobel was a tall, lanky player who looked a bit odd in the get-up the Pirates were still wearing.

More opinion from me: For me, at the time, Frobel symbolized the demise of the Pirates. After years of familiar players like Stargell, Parker, Sanguillen, Madlock and Blyleven, Pittsburgh was relying on guys named "Frobel" and "Orsulak".

Something you might know: Frobel was an all-or-nothing-type hitter from Ottawa, Canada, who struck out 155 times in 542 career at-bats. In 1984, he and Terry Puhl were the only Canadians in MLB.

Something you might not know: Frobel's father, Frank, owned parking lots in Ottawa that made the family a good amount of money. Doug Frobel has a park named after him in Nepean, Ontario, which is just south of Ottawa.

My observation on the back: Merival's nickname is the Marauders.

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.

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