Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fahey to Fast

William Roger Fahey played 11 seasons in the majors, never starting.  He played in San Diego in 1979-80.  He played in 166 games hitting .271.  I got this card signed through the mail a few years ago.

Vincent LaRue Faison played for 9 seasons in the minor leagues.  He played from 1999-2003 in the Padres organization, never getting higher than AA.  In 2003 he moved to the Mariners organization, getting as far as Tacoma in the PCL.  He also played in the Yankees and A's organization, never rising above AA.  I got the card in a lot on eBay.

Omar Eric Falcon never made it to the major leagues.  He was drafted by the Padres in the 3rd round of the 2000 amateur draft.  He played through 2003 in the Padres organization before he was traded to the Mariners as part of a multi player deal.  He played 4 more years in the minors for Seattle, Saint Louis and Pittsburgh.  I got the card signed through the mail when he was in the Mariners organization.  You will see more of that wall in future post, I think every Padre prospect had their picture taken in front of it.

Paul Tyrell Faries played four seasons in the major leagues.  He was a very nice guy, I met him when he was with the Las Vegas Stars, the Padres AAA club back then.  Back then the only Portland Beavers games I went to were when the Stars games, and I could get seats where you could talk to the players easily.  That was before they renovated Civic Stadium the first time and put a greater distance between the players and fans.  Paul played parts of three seasons in the majors with the Padres, between 1990-1992, after being drafted in the 23rd round of the 1987 draft.  He was traded to the Giants for Jim Pena in 1993.  He played part of that year in the majors.  He played until he was 33 in 1998 in the minors with several different organizations, ending his career with Klingers' favorite team, the Toledo Mud Hens.  I got this signed in person in 1992 when the Stars came to town.

 Darcy Rae Fast had a 8 game major league career, pitching 8 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1968.  He was supposed to play in 1969 for the Cubs, but got reclassified 1A by his local draft board.  He came out of Warner Pacific College here in Portland, and went back there to finish his studies. He was traded to the Padres in 1970 and they called him up at the end of the season but he never got into a game.  His National Guard unit was put on ready alert so he never came back to the Padres.  He voluntarily retired at age 24, one of the youngest to ever do so.  The amazing thing about this 1972 card was that Darcy had been retired already and didn't play at all in 1971.   He became a pastor and has been the Pastor of the Centrailia (WA) Community Church of God for the last thirty years.  I got this signed through the mail a few years ago.

1 comment:

Orioles Magic said...

Wow, Bill's son Brandon played for the O's for a couple of seasons and they look a lot alike.
Nice post Rod.