Back When There Was Baseball: Dickie Thon
Back When There Was Baseball

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Our guest this week was headed for the MLB Hall of Fame before a tragic injury curtailed his career. Listen as Dickie Thon talks about coming into the Majors with the California Angels before being traded to the Houston Astros. He thrived in Houston before he was hit in the head with a pitch by Mike Torrez on April 8, 1984. Dickie played the rest of his career with impaired vision which is unreal seeing that he was still very competitive for many years after the injury. Dickie was one of Rex’s favorite players to watch and he did not disappoint in this interview.