5.30.2014

1933 Goudey
Tommy Thevenow

Now that's what you call a crease.

Tommy Thevenow hit two homers during the regular season. Both came in 1926 about a week apart. Both were of the inside-the-park variety.

He also hit another in the World Series, another insider-the-parker, giving him three that year.

He would hit no others.

For the remainder of his career, a total of 3,347 at-bats, Thevenow would not hit another round-tripper, a major league record.

For most of his 15-year career, Thevenow struggled at the plate.

Except during the 1926 World Series. He finished 10-for-24 with a .417 batting average, helping the Cardinals to a world championship.

I knew none of this before that crease attracted me to purchase this poor old baseball card. It's amazing what prompts us to learn about these old ballplayers.

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