He could have parlayed his five-year Major League career into a happy landing, but about the only good times for Frank Williams were spent in a Canadian sports card shop.
He was one of those faces that you saw while sorting mounds of cards in the 1980s.
Not a star by any means, but a guy who had a big league pitching job and enough success to see his face on cardboard. A lot of those guys pop up at card shows these days, but Frank Williams wasn’t one of them.
Williams, who suffered from alcohol problems, died this week at age 50. He had suffered a heart attack, went into a coma and never recovered.
He loved seeing his face on baseball cards and fans across North America sent hundreds once they found out the British Columbia hobby shop was the one place where he felt at home.
The Times-Colonist newspaper has more.