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Encyclopedia > Frankie Frisch
Frankie Frisch
Frankie Frisch
Second Baseman / Manager
Born: September 9, 1898(1898-09-09)
Died: March 12, 1973 (aged 74)
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 14, 1919
for the New York Giants
Final game
August 5, 1937
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average     .316
Hits     2880
Runs batted in     1244
Teams

As Player
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As Manager
Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...

Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1947
Vote     84.47% (fifth ballot)

Francis "Frankie" Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973), nicknamed the Fordham Flash, was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The St. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...

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Playing career

Frisch was a switch-hitter batter and threw right-handed. Born in the Bronx, New York City, he began his career after graduating from Fordham University, where he had starred in four sports. It was at Fordham where Frisch earned his nickname "The Fordham Flash." This article is about the term in baseball. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ...


After graduation, Frisch signed with the New York Giants of the National League, moving directly to the majors in 1919 without playing in the minor leagues. He made an immediate impact, finishing 3rd in the NL in stolen bases and 7th in RBI in 1920, his first full season. Manager John McGraw was so taken with Frisch's attitude that he soon named him team captain, giving him advice in baserunning and hitting. The Giants played Frisch at both third base and second base early in his career, but by 1923 he was installed as the team's full-time second baseman. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ... John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873–February 25, 1934), nicknamed Little Napoleon and Muggsy, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world. ...


Frisch was an excellent hitter, having batted over .300 in his last six seasons with New York. He was also an expert fielder and a skilled baserunner. In 1921, he led the National League with 48 steals, in 1923 in hits, and in 1924 in runs. With Frisch adding his fiery competitiveness to the team, the Giants won the World Series in 1921 and 1922, winning the NL pennant the following two seasons as well. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ...


After the 1926 season, Frisch was traded - with pitcher Jimmy Ring - to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for star Rogers Hornsby. After an August 1926 loss in which Frisch had missed a sign, costing the Giants a run, McGraw had loudly berated Frisch in front of the team; Frisch responded by leaving the team, and his previously close relationship with McGraw was virtually over. The following are the baseball events of the year 1926 throughout the world. ... James Joseph (Jimmy) Ring (February 15, 1895 - July 6, 1965) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1917-1920), Philadelphia Phillies (1921-1925, 1928), New York Giants (1926) and St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. ...


Playing second base for the Cardinals, Frisch appeared in four more World Series (1928-30-31-34), bringing his career total to eight. He was the driving force of the "Gashouse Gang", the nickname for the Cardinals clubs of the early 1930s which were built around him to reflect his no-holds-barred approach. The Cardinals had won only one pennant before Frisch joined the team; the Giants would win the pennant only once in Frisch's nine seasons as the Cards' regular second baseman. Perhaps his most impressive feat in St. Louis was winning over the fans in the wake of the Hornsby trade; his ability to consistently hit over .300, along with his defense and baserunning - both substantially better than Hornsby's - were significant factors in his favor. The Gashouse Gang was a nickname applied to the St. ...


Frisch played 11 seasons with the Cardinals. In 1931, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the National League after batting .311 with 10 home runs and 114 RBI. The 1931 Cardinals also triumphed in the World Series, defeating Connie Mack's defending two-time champion Philadelphia Athletics in seven games. The following are the baseball events of the year 1931 throughout the world. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


Player-manager

Frisch became player-manager of the Cardinals in 1933, and was named to the NL's first three All-Star teams from 1933-35. In 1934, he managed the Cardinals to another seven-game World Series victory - this time over the Detroit Tigers. The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...


Frisch finished his playing career in 1937. His career statistics show a .316 batting average, with 2880 hits, 1532 runs, 105 home runs and 1244 RBI. He also stole 419 bases in his 19 playing seasons. His hit total stood as the record for switch-hitters until Pete Rose broke it in 1977. The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ...


Frankie Frisch was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. After no players had been selected by the writers in the previous two years (the only elections since Hornsby's selection in 1942), the rules were revised to limit eligibility to those players who had retired after 1921; Frisch was among the first four players to benefit from the more reasonable field of candidates. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1946 and next election: 1948 The 1947 election to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame again followed a major revision of the methods used one year earlier. ...


Post-playing career

After retirement, he continued to manage the Cardinals but he was never able to capture another pennant. Frisch also had managerial stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-46) and the Chicago Cubs (1949-51), but without the success he had in St. Louis. Frisch's career ledger as a manager shows a 1138-1078 mark including the sole pennant in 1934. This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ...


For a few years in the 1950s, he worked as a radio play-by-play announcer and coach for the Giants. His broadcasting trademark was worrying about pitchers walking batters: "Oh, those bases on balls!" A heart attack in 1956 forced him to curtail his activities. For many years, he lived at 184 Fenimore Road in the Bonnie Crest neighborhood of New Rochelle, New York. He had two hounds named Flash and Patches who kept him company. Frisch eventually moved to Westerly, Rhode Island, devoting himself mainly to his interests in gardening and classical music. Image:RI towns Westerly. ...


A number of years after Frisch left the playing field as a manager, he became a member of the Hall of Fame's Committee on Baseball Veterans, which is responsible for electing players to the Hall of Fame who may have been overlooked initial balloting by the Baseball Writers; he later became chairman of this powerful committee. In the years just prior to his death, a number of Frisch's Giants and Cardinals teammates were elected to the Hall; some notable writers, chiefly among them Bill James, have criticized these selections - including Jesse Haines, Dave Bancroft, Chick Hafey, Rube Marquard, Ross Youngs and George Kelly - which include some of the most widely questioned honorees in the Hall's history. Critics have complained that many of these selectees had accomplishments which were less outstanding than those of other players who were bypassed, and were only selected because of Frisch's influence. official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949 in Holton, Kansas) is a baseball writer, historian and statistician whose work has been widely influential. ... Jesse Joseph Haines (July 22, 1893 - August 5, 1978) was a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher and knuckleballer. ... David James Beauty Bancroft (April 20, 1891 - October 9, 1972) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1930. ... Charles James Chick Hafey (February 12, 1903 - July 2, 1973) was an American player in Major League Baseball. ... Rube Marquard of the New York Giants at West Side Park, Chicago, in 1909. ... Ross Youngs Ross Middlebrook Youngs (April 10, 1897 - October 22, 1927) was a Major League Baseball outfielder best known for his superb defense and consistent hitting. ... George Lucas Kelly (September 10, 1895 - October 13, 1984), nicknamed Highpockets, was a Major League Baseball player known for his solid all-round hitting and slick fielding at first base. ...


Death and honors

Frankie Frisch died in Wilmington, Delaware from injuries suffered from a car accident near Elkton, Maryland one month earlier. He was 74 years old. Frisch had been heading home to Rhode Island from the meeting of the Veterans' Committee in Florida when he lost control of his car. He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Elkton is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. ... Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ...


In 1999, he ranked number 88 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. This article is about the year. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


Frisch was immortalized in the poem "Line-Up for Yesterday" by Ogden Nash thus: Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. ...


F is for Fordham
And Frankie and Frisch;
I wish he was back
With the Giants, I wish.
Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT...


(Years later, Nash added a footnote to this stanza: "P. S. Thanks to Durocher, now everything's kosher)." Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... The circled U indicates that this can of tuna is certified kosher by the Union of Orthodox Congregations. ...


See also

Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 158 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 100 triple milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes stolen base champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Below is the list of 65 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 400 stolen base milestone. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Frankie Frisch | The BASEBALL Page (374 words)
His value as a player can be summed up by the fact that he was traded for Rogers Hornsby in his prime, and not too many people thought it was a lopsided deal.
Frisch led the NL in just one category - stolen bases (49), but he was among leaders in many more.
Three teammates of Frisch's were elected to the Hall of Fame while Frisch was on the Veterans Committee: Jesse Haines, Chick Hafey and George Kelly.
Frankie Frisch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (845 words)
Frisch was an excellent hitter, having batted over.300 in his last six seasons with New York.
Frisch became player-manager of the Cardinals in 1933, and was named to the NL's first three All-Star teams from 1933-35.
Frankie Frisch was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.
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