Lindstrom, Freddie

Frederick Charles Lindstrom
Born: November 21, 1905, Chicago, Illinois
Died: October 4, 1981, Chicago, Illinois
Played For: 
New York Giants (1924-1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1934), Chicago Cubs (1935), Brooklyn Dodgers (1935)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1976

Although only 16 years old, Fred Lindstrom hit .304 in 18 games at Toledo in 1922, and two years later became the youngest player to appear in a World Series game while with the Giants. Although he had a powerful arm and good range, hitting was always his forte. Lindstrom had seven .300 seasons and twice garnered 231 hits. Lindy's lifetime batting mark was an impressive .311.

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Did You Know: 
that on June 25, 1928, Fred Lindstrom became the first National League player in the 20th century to garner nine hits in a doubleheader, a record that remains unbroken?