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Frankie Frisch Frankie Frisch

Switch Hitter, 2nd Baseman, Player Manager; N.Y. Giants 1919-26; St. Louis Cardinals 1926-37.

Second baseman Frankie Frisch was one of the best to ever play the keystone position. Baseball Historian

The Fordham Flash joined the Giants in 1919 directly from the campus of Fordham University where he also starred in track, football and basketball. He went to the Cardinals after the 1926 season in a trade for Rogers Hornsby. Frisch was noted for his lightning-quick relays while turning the double plays.

He set the NL season record for total chances and assists. This great hitter and team captain helped the Giants win 4 straight pennants, 1921-1924. Frankie Frisch's clutch hitting helped the Cardinals win the pennant in 1928 and he was voted the Most Valuable Player in 1931 as the Cardinals won another pennant.

In 1933, Frisch became a player-manager, his team became known as the 'Gas House Gang' and they won the World Championship. Frankie Frisch, Hall of Famer, had a .316 lifetime batting average, with 2880 hits, scored 1532 runs and knocked in 1244. In 9112 at bats he struckout only 272 times. archives - All Rights Reserved - Frankie Frisch

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