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Frederick Amos Heimach
(Lefty)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Fred Heimach broke in at age 19 with the 1920 Philadelphia Athletics and went 14-12 for a below-.500 1924 Athletics team. In 1928 he was part of a pennant-winning 1928 Yankees team and the following year he went 11-6 for the 1929 Yankees. In 1931 and 1932 he went 9-7 and 9-4 for above-.500 Brooklyn Dodgers teams.

Heimach was used as a pinch-hitter 52 times in the majors, getting 20 hits for a .385 average. His major league lifetime batting average was .236 (in 542 at-bats).

One source claims he served in the Army in WWI. He was in the minors in Raleigh before coming to the majors. In 1927 and part of 1928 he played for St. Paul. He was with Toledo for part of 1930. In 1934 he was with St. Paul.

In 1940, he managed the Miami Beach Tigers during their only season in the Florida East Coast League. The team finished 60-51 and in 3rd place.

After baseball he ran a barbecue stand.

One main source: Fred Heimach.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1923)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1928 (he did not play in the World Series)

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Find-A-Grave Memorial for Fred Heimach

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