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Charles Carrolton Fraser

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 188 lb.

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Noted for a lack of control, pitcher Chick Fraser had an up-and-down big league career. He was a two-time twenty-game winner and hurled a no-hitter once but also lost twenty or more contests five times.

Fraser reached the majors with the Louisville Colonels in 1896 and lost 27 games in his rookie campaign while leading the National League with 166 walks and 27 wild pitches. After losing 19 the next summer, he recorded 20 losses in 1898, split between the Colonels and the Cleveland Spiders. However, a bright spot for him that year was a one-hitter her threw on May 22nd against Brooklyn. After being purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies, he won 21 games in 1899. He won 15 for the team in 1900 and then jumped to the Philadelphia Athletics of the upstart American League along with Nap Lajoie. He won 22 games in the junior circuit in 1901, but paced the league with 132 walks and 32 batters hit by pitches.

Fraser returned to the Phillies in 1902 and won a dozen games in each of his first two years back with the club. On September 18th, 1903, he threw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs, earning a 10-0 win despite walking 5 and his team committing 4 errors.

In 1904, Fraser began a streak of three seasons with 20 or more losses. He lost 24 for the Phillies that year, 21 for the Boston Beaneaters in 1905, and 20 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1906. Following a stint with the Chicago Cubs, he ended his big league career in 1909.

Following his playing days, Fraser was a Pittsburgh Pirates coach in 1923. He was also the brother-in-law of Fred Clarke.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1897 & 1899-1901)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1899 & 1901)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 11 (1896-1906)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1896, 1901, 1904 & 1905)
  • Won two World Series with the Chicago Cubs (1907 & 1908) (he did not play in either World Series)

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