Frank Joseph Corridon
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Rogers High School (Newport)
- Debut April 15, 1904
- Final Game September 7, 1910
- Born November 25, 1880 in Newport, RI USA
- Died February 21, 1941 in Syracuse, NY USA
Fiddler Corridon may have been the person who invented the spitball.
He had a 2.80 ERA in six years in the big leagues during the dead ball era. In 1909, with the Philadelphia Phillies, his 2.11 ERA was 10th in the National League. He also played in 8 games as a position player during his career.
A letter from pitcher and later umpire George Hildebrand indicates that Hildebrand was with Providence in 1902 and learned about the new spitball concept from Corridon. He and Corridon experimented together as to the best amount of wetness. At the time, such a pitch was not illegal. When Hildebrand came to the majors, he taught it to others, who in turn taught it to others, and the rest is history.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1907)
- 20 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1905, 1907 & 1908)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1913||Springfield Ponies||Eastern Association||--||--||replaced by Jack O'Hara|