From BR Bullpen
Francis Allen Bennett (Chip)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 163 lb.
- Debut September 17, 1927
- Final Game April 11, 1928
- Born October 27, 1904 in Mardela Springs, MD USA
- Died March 18, 1966 in Wilmington, DE USA
 Biographical Information
Maryland native Frank Bennett spent three years in professional baseball from 1927 to 1929. Frank made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 1927 and pitched in his final game with the Fenway Park club on April 11, 1928. During this short time in the big leagues he appeared in five games, pitching 13 1/3 innings, giving up 16 base-hits and four earned-runs for a 2.70 ERA with an 0-1 record.
Bennett spent the remainder of the 1928 season with the Pittsfield Hillies of the class A Eastern League. He ended the season with a 4-5 record and a 6.19 ERA, while appearing in eighteen games. Frank finished his pro baseball career in 1929 at the age of 24 with the New Bedford Millmen of the class B New England League. He appeared in 27 games and built a 11-9 record with a 3.93 ERA. This finished up his time in the minor leagues with a 15-14 record while pitching 228 innings in 45 games for a 4.70 ERA.
After baseball Frank became a pipe fitter for the Pure-Oil Corporation in Marcus Hook PA. From 1948 to 1958 he worked as a piping superintendent on construction projects for duPont Company and later was associated with Pipe Fitter's Union Local #80. He died from a heart attack on March 18, 1966 at General Hospital in Wilmington, DE and was Interred at Graceland Memorial Park in New Castle, DE. Francis Allen Bennett was 61 years of age.