After getting hit in the head by a fastball from Mike Torrez, Thon began to lose his vision. It eventually led to Thon's early retirement. Dthon...pronounced DEETHON.
A righthanded pull hitter, Thon played briefly for the California Angels before being traded to the Astros for P Ken Forsch. Before the Torrez beaning, DThon was widely considered the NL's top hitting shortstop. Although his offense was more widely recognized, he was also cosidered one of the NL's top defensive SS's as well.
- Right-handed hitter
- .248 Batting Average
- 3 Home Runs
- 783 Power Rating
- 28 Contact Rating
- 132 Speed Rating
- Born - June 20, 1958 in South Bend, IN.
- Signed by - California as an amateur free agent in 1975.
- Played in the Big Leagues from - 1979-1993
- Traded by