John Francis Dwyer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 145 lb.
- School Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Debut September 20, 1888
- Final Game July 24, 1899
- Born March 25, 1868 in Lee, MA USA
- Died February 4, 1943 in Pittsfield, MA USA
Frank Dwyer had a long major league career by 19th Century standards, pitching 12 years in the big leagues and winning 176 games. His best year was 1896 when he won 24 games and had an ERA of 3.15, good for fourth in the league, while playing for the Cincinnati Reds.
Dwyer broke in at age 20 under manager Cap Anson on the 1888 Chicago White Stockings, and finished his major league career under manager Buck Ewing on the 1899 Cincinnati Reds, a team which also featured rookie Sam Crawford.
Dwyer's career was in jeopardy a couple of times when he started slow - in 1891 he was 13-19 with the Cincinnati Kelly's Killers and ended up the rest of the season with the 1891 Milwaukee Brewers, going 6-4. The next season he started 2-8 with the 1892 St. Louis Browns and was released, but salvaged the season by going 19-10 with the Reds for the rest of the season, and was to stay with the Reds for the rest of his major league career.
Dwyer was also a major league umpire at times from 1889 when he worked a National League game, through 1904, when he was a regular umpire in the American League; his umpiring career took place both during and after his playing career.
Dwyer was the first of only two major leaguers to come from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
- NL Saves Leader (1893)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1892 & 1896)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 9 (1889 & 1891-1898)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1891, 1892 & 1894)
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