Monday, June 9, 2014

Player Profile: Hank Blalock

I have 26 cards of Hank Blalock. This one is from 2006 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Third baseman Hank Blalock exploded onto the scene with the Rangers in his first two full major league seasons, hitting around .300 with around 30 HR and 100 RBIs both years. Unfortunately injuries (including at one point losing a rib) quickly sapped him of his power and he was out of baseball after 2010. Overall in 936 games he hit .269 with 153 HR and 542 RBI.

My memories: He sure seemed like he would be one of the game’s big stars. It is surprising how quickly his career fell off.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Hank Blalock is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is eighth when you type Hank B, between Hank Brewers, referring to the team’s mascot, and Hank Baskett Job, referring to the former NFL wide receiver. There do not appear to be any other prominent Hank Blalocks.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Andres Blanco.


  1. Looks like he is living back home in San Diego.

  2. His fall was quick. I actually pulled a lot of great cards back in the mid 2000's of his.