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Old 08-14-2006, 12:40 AM   #350
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2B/3B/SS Frankie Frisch Giants/Cardinals
Frank Francis Frisch (The Fordham Flash)



Bats Both, Throws Right
Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

School Fordham University
Debut June 14, 1919
Final Game August 5, 1937
Born September 9, 1898 in Bronx, NY
Died March 12, 1973 in Wilmington, DE

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947.
  • Frisch graduated from Fordham University in 1919 after starring there in baseball, football, basketball, and track. He joined the Giants without playing a game in the minors.

  • Frisch quickly became a favorite of manager John McGraw, who named him team captain.

  • He was instrumental in four consecutive Giants pennants and batted .363 in those four World Series (1921-1924).

  • Won the NL MVP in 1931. Finished second in NL MVP balloting in 1927 and 3rd in 1924.

  • After exactly 1,000 games as a Giant, Frankie was dealt to the Cardinals with pitcher Jimmy Ring for the dominant NL hitter of the 1920s, second baseman and manager Rogers Hornsby, who had had a falling-out with St. Louis owner Sam Breadon.

  • Faced with the almost impossible task of replacing Hornsby, in his first season in St. Louis, Frisch hit .337 and finished second in the MVP voting. He also had 641 assists and 1,059 chances at second base, season records which have endured, and he led the league in fielding average.

  • Frisch had incredible bat control. In 17 full seasons, only twice did he fan more than 18 times.

  • He batted over .300 thirteen times in his career.

  • Served as player/manager for the legendary Gashouse Gang. He directed the 1934 Cardinals, a raucous collection of baseball characters, including the Dean brothers, Pepper Martin, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, and Ripper Collins, to a World Championship.

"The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, the 'Gas House Gang,' captured America's imagination during the depression era and continue to live in baseball lore."
Dr. Donald McKim -



Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1919 20 NYG NL  54  190   21   43   3  2   2   24  15      4  14  .226  .242  .295   56   3           0    
 1920 21 NYG NL 110  440   57  123  10 10   4   77  34 11  20  18  .280  .311  .375  165  13           0    
 1921 22 NYG NL 153  618  121  211  31 17   8  100  49 13  42  28  .341  .384  .485  300  26           1    
 1922 23 NYG NL 132  514  101  168  16 13   5   51  31 17  47  13  .327  .387  .438  225  18           3    
 1923 24 NYG NL 151  641  116  223  32 10  12  111  29 12  46  12  .348  .395  .485  311  11           4    
 1924 25 NYG NL 145  603  121  198  33 15   7   69  22  9  56  24  .328  .387  .468  282  14           2    
 1925 26 NYG NL 120  502   89  166  26  6  11   48  21 12  32  14  .331  .374  .472  237   5           3    
 1926 27 NYG NL 135  545   75  171  29  4   5   44  23     33  16  .314  .353  .409  223  11           0    
 1927 28 STL NL 153  617  112  208  31 11  10   78  48     43  10  .337  .387  .472  291  26           7    
 1928 29 STL NL 141  547  107  164  29  9  10   86  29     64  17  .300  .374  .441  241  19           1    
 1929 30 STL NL 138  527   93  176  40 12   5   74  24     53  12  .334  .397  .484  255  17           2    
 1930 31 STL NL 133  540  121  187  46  9  10  114  15     55  16  .346  .407  .520  281  16           0    
 1931 32 STL NL 131  518   96  161  24  4   4   82  28     45  13  .311  .368  .396  205   5           2    
 1932 33 STL NL 115  486   59  142  26  2   3   60  18     25  13  .292  .327  .372  181   2           0    
 1933 34 STL NL 147  585   74  177  32  6   4   66  18     48  16  .303  .358  .398  233  10           3  20
 1934 35 STL NL 140  550   74  168  30  6   3   75  11     45  10  .305  .359  .398  219  10           1  17
 1935 36 STL NL 103  354   52  104  16  2   1   55   2     33  16  .294  .356  .359  127  14           1   7
 1936 37 STL NL  93  303   40   83  10  0   1   26   2     36  10  .274  .353  .317   96   8           1   9
 1937 38 STL NL  17   32    3    7   2  0   0    4   0      1   0  .219  .242  .281    9   1           0   2
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 19 Seasons         9112      2880    138     1244     74     272  .316  .369  .432      229   0   0  31  55
               2311      1532      466    105      419    728                       3937
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        639  107  202  33 10   7   87  29  5  51  19  .316  .369  .432  276  16   0   0   2   4
 Career High    153  641  121  223  46 17  12  114  49 17  64  28  .348  .407  .520  311  26   0   0   7  20
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP

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