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Frank Day Truesdale

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 145 lb.

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Frank Truesdale, Oakland's new second baseman, is an exception to the general Oakland rule, in that he has never played outlaw baseball." - from Sporting Life, November 14, 1908
"Critics who have watched his work predict that Frank Truesdale, whom the St. Louis club got from Dallas, is to be one of the star second basemen in another season." - Sporting Life of July 23, 1910
Truesdale . . . is a crack at fielding the position . . ." - from Sporting Life of April 25, 1914

Frank Truesdale played four seasons in the majors during the deadball era. As a 26-year-old rookie he was the starting second baseman for the 1910 St. Louis Browns.

Frank was a hometown boy, having been born in St. Louis, MO in 1884. He is one of seven major leaguers born in St. Louis in 1884, the most prominent of which was Bobby Byrne.

Truesdale played in the minors at least from age 21 to age 38. He spent parts of four seasons with Houston, and later in his career also appeared with Dallas and San Antonio. He was in the Pacific Coast League with Oakland for parts of two seasons and in the International League for at least six seasons.

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