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Daniel Vincent Frisella
(Bear)

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Danny Frisella had a ten-year career in the major leagues as a relief pitcher. Most of his career was spent with the New York Mets from 1967 to 1972.

He pitched in 351 games, getting 57 saves. Although he was on the 1969 team, he appeared in only 3 games that year. His best season with the Mets was 1971, when he posted a 1.99 ERA.

He was killed in a dune buggy accident on January 1, 1977. Frisella would likely have gone on to pitch a number of more years. In his last season, he was the closer for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976, leading the team with 9 saves and recording a 2.74 ERA. It was also the year that Hank Aaron finished his career in the majors with the Brewers.

According to the similarity scores method, the most similar player to Danny Frisella was his contemporary Vicente Romo.

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