|1980 Topps Angels Future Stars.|
Of course, what Thon is most famous for is being beaned. He missed almost the entire 1984 season after being hit with a pitch and breaking the orbital bone around his left eye. He was viewed as having great potential before that, and made the All-Star team and won a Silver Slugger in 1983. He had trouble for years afterwards, and it wasn't until these years with the Phillies that he had a chance to play everyday again.
After Thon left the Phillies, he played in 95 games with the Rangers in 1992, and in 85 games with the Brewers in 1993. He retired with 1176 hits, 71 home runs, 167 stolen bases, and a .264 average.