Monster Card Monday: 1994 Rick Wrona

Beau Lofgren sent in this nifty 1994 Rick Wrona card that was published just this year.  Wrona certainly didn’t have a lot of playing time but APBA rewarded him with a fun card.

Wrona ended his career in 1994 with Milwaukee.  That year he went 5 for 10 for the Brewers.  All five hits went for extra bases including four doubles and a homerun.

Season Totals
1994 Totals 6 2 12 10 2 5 4 0 1 3 0 1 1 .500 .545 1.200

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Generated 12/11/2017.

Let’s hope there aren’t any APBA players who are going to just save Wrona’s at-bats for runners on third situation.  He would be deadly.  APBA gave Rick power numbers 1-1-6-6-6-6-6-6-6.

Interestingly for a .500 hitter, he has NO 7s on his card with a 31-8.  To take the runner on third situation further, Wrona’s 8s would be hits against Grade A pitchers (as well as C and D pitchers, of course).

Wrona is among so many players who made a decent living as a backup catcher.  While he only accumulated 168 career at-bats (and 18 rbis!), he managed to extend his career for six seasons for three teams.  As a Cub fan, I do remember the guy!

thanks, Beau!!

Thomas Nelshoppen

I am an IT consultant by day and an APBA media mogul by night. My passions are baseball (specifically Illini baseball), photography and of course, APBA. I have been fortunate to be part of the basic game Illowa APBA League since 1980 as well as the BBW Boys of Summer APBA League since 2014. I am slogging through a 1966 NL replay and hope to finish before I die.

One Comment:

  1. 1994 was the year that I used for my XC team project. Wrona didn’t make the cut at catcher; my Cs were Matt LeCroy and Bobby Estalella.

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