Wednesday, November 4, 2009

#14 Faye Throneberry

1961 Topps
Maynard Faye Throneberry
Bats: Left , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" , Weight: 190 lb.
Born: June 22, 1931 in Fisherville, TN
Brother of Marv Throneberry

Drafted 22nd by the Los Angeles Angels from the Minnesota Twins in the 1960 expansion draft.

Pinch hit for Ron Moeller at Boston April 15, 1961 - grounded out.

Hit .194 in 24 games with 15 put-outs and no errors.
With the Angels he played his final Major League game on July 19th, 1961.

Brother of Marv Throneberry, Faye Throneberry played all three outfield positions, mostly as a backup. Like his brother Marv, he ended his career in the early 1960's with an expansion team.
Faye, a couple years older than Marv, signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1950 and was up in the majors two years later for 310 at-bats. While his batting average at age 21 was a bit better than the team's average, he wouldn't come back to the majors until three years later when he hit almost the same but with more power. Like a number of other major leaguers, his career was interrupted by time he served in the Korean War in the Army.
He was traded near the start of the 1957 season to the Washington Senators, where he spent most of the rest of his major league career. He had his most at-bats in 1959 (327), hitting .251.
He ended his major league career with the expansion 1961 Los Angeles Angels, appearing for the last time in July 1961.

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