Frisch, Frankie

Frank Francis Frisch
Born: September 9, 1898, Bronx, New York
Died: March 12, 1973, Wilmington, Delaware
Played For: 
New York Giants (1919-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (1927-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1947

Frankie Frisch, The Fordham Flash, an all-around athlete who jumped directly from college to the New York Giants, played on eight pennant-winners in 19 seasons. A fine switch-hitter, Frisch compiled a run of 11 straight .300 seasons and set single-season fielding records as a second baseman for chances and assists with the Cardinals in 1927. As player-manager with St. Louis, he instilled the rollicking all-out style of hard-nosed play that prompted sportswriters to tab the Cardinals The Gashouse Gang.

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Did You Know: 
that Frankie Frisch's season strikeout total topped 20 only twice in his 19-year career?
His range was such that he played second base, some of center field and a slice of right field, too.
sportswriter Damon Runyon