Friday, June 5, 2009

1975 Topps Frank Tepedino

-Frank played 8 games in 1975, his last, before retiring.
-Frank came to the Bravesfrom the Yankees, along with 3 other players for Pat Dobson in 1973
-After retiring from baseball, Tepedino became a New York fireman, and was one of the responders during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
That kind of puts a lackluster baseball career in perspective, doesn't it?
-Elected to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1984
-What is up with that unibrow? Dude.


MattR said...

Wow. He must have been close to retirement on 9/11.

Captain Canuck said...

Yeah, he wasn't one of the going in gang... he was higher up the chain. He goes around to schools now and talks to kids...