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Fred Landis Fitzsimmons
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut August 12, 1925
- Final Game July 16, 1943
- Born July 28, 1901 in Mishawaka, IN USA
- Died November 18, 1979 in Yucca Valley, CA USA
Pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons played nineteen years in the majors with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. He was also a Dodgers coach in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, he managed the Philadelphia Phillies. He later was a Boston Braves coach in 1948 and a member of the Giants staff from 1949 to 1955. He was a part of the Chicago Cubs coaching staff from 1957 to 1959 and spent the next year as a Kansas City Athletics coach. In 1966, Fitzsimmons was once again a Cubs coach.
He was pressed into service as an umpire for one game in 1941.
Fitzsimmons was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
- NL Winning Percentage Leader (1940)
- NL Shutouts Leader (1935)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 8 (1927-1931, 1933, 1934 & 1940)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1928)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 10 (1926-1934 & 1938)
- Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1933
|Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1943||Philadelphia Blue Jays||National League||26-38||7th||Philadelphia Blue Jays||replaced Bucky Harris (38-52) on July 27|
|1944||Philadelphia Blue Jays||National League||61-92||8th||Philadelphia Blue Jays|
|1945||Philadelphia Phillies||National League||18-51||--||Philadelphia Phillies||replaced by Ben Chapman on June 30|
|1953||Minneapolis Millers||American Association||56-46||5th||New York Giants||replaced Jake Early (3-0) on June 8|
|1956||Binghamton Triplets||Eastern League||81-58||2nd||New York Yankees||Lost in 1st round|
|1961||Salt Lake City Bees||Pacific Coast League||65-81||8th||Cleveland Indians||replaced Herman Franks (May 1)|