From BR Bullpen
Fred Joseph Crolius
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- School Dartmouth College, Tufts University
- Debut April 19, 1901
- Final Game August 30, 1902
- Born December 16, 1876 in Jersey City, NJ USA
- Died August 25, 1960 in Ormond Beach, FL USA
 Biographical Information
"The local management (Lancaster) has decided to pay the financial claim that Toronto holds over Fred Crolius, so that the star fielder, who stood second in the league in hitting last year, may again be on the Red Roses' roster." - from the Sporting Life issue of March 9, 1907
Fred Crolius was the first player from Tufts University to come to the major leagues. He was at Tufts in 1894, and at Dartmouth College in 1896-99. He also played college football and later participated in professional football.
Sporting Life reported in 1902 that Crolius was thinking of leaving baseball and utilizing his engineering education by working for a steel firm in Ohio.
Crolius was the coach at Villanova University in 1905-1911. He also managed a number of clubs in the minors.