26 February 2009

hondo!

frank howard was the national league rookie of the year for the dodgers in 1960. here he is on his 1965 topps card, although he played for the second generation washington senators that year. don't cry for frank, though. while he missed out on his second world series ring, he was able to play every day and put up some monstrous numbers during his time with the senators. he remains one of the most, if not the most, popular players in washington, and by all accounts is just an outstanding guy.

i had heard at one time that he was a collector of cards and memorabilia, but i don't know if that is true or not. anyway, he had been working for the yankees the last few years, but now may be headed back to the nation's capital to try to help connect the nationals to the senators in the hearts and minds of the fans. and maybe show adam dunn how to really hit some bombs.