Dickie Thon (born June 20, 1958 in South Bend, Indiana) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. During his 15-year career, Thon spent two seasons with the California Angels (1979-1980), seven seasons with the Houston Astros (1981-1987), one season with the San Diego Padres (1988), three seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1991), one season with the Texas Rangers (1992), and finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1993).
In his early years, he was one of the leading offensive shortstops in baseball and was considered by many observers as a potential Hall of Famer. Sadly, his career was permanently altered on April 8, 1984, when he was hit in the face by a Mike Torrez fastball. The pitch broke the orbital bone around his left eye and ended his 1984 season. He returned in 1985, but suffered from blurred vision for several years afterward. Although he would later have moderately productive years, especially with the Phillies, he never put up numbers that approached his pre-beaning statistics.
In 1991, Thon received the Tony Conigliaro Award.