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Frank Bissell Killen
(Lefty)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Lefty Frank Killen pitched 10 seasons in the major leagues, winning 30+ games twice. He was injured during the 1895 season or he might have led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a pennant that year (he also hit .342 in 1895).

Although he is perhaps most famous for the seasons where he won 30+ games, his 1892 season was also remarkable in that his 29 victories were exactly half of the Washington Senators' 58 total victories. He managed to achieve a 29-26 record on a team that went 58-93.

Killen was a pretty decent hitter, for a pitcher, with a major league batting average of .241 and an OBP of .335.

He went 16-6 for the 1902 Indianapolis Indians. In 1905 he managed a couple of minor league teams. He operated a hotel after his playing days.

Connie Mack was his battery mate from 1893-1896 in Pittsburgh and his manager from 1894-1896.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 2-time NL Wins Leader (1893 & 1896)
  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1896)
  • NL Innings Pitched Leader (1896)
  • 2-time NL Complete Games Leader (1896 & 1897)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1896)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 3 (1892, 1893 & 1896)
  • 30 Wins Seasons: 2 (1893 & 1896)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 6 (1892-1894 & 1896-1898)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1892, 1893 & 1896-1898)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1892, 1893 & 1896)

[edit] Records Held

  • Wins, left-hander, season (since 1893), 36, 1893

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