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Frederick Lovett Lake

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Fred Lake played in the majors between 1891 and 1910, but that long stretch is misleading because he was in only 48 games total. He had relatively brief appearances in 1891 (5 games), 1894 (16 games), 1897-98 (19 games and 5 games respectively) and 1910 (3 games while he primarily served as manager). During 1908-10 he was the manager first of the Boston American League team and then of the Boston National League team.

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Lake was born in Canada but moved to Boston as a teenager. He spent much of his minor league career in the Eastern League and the New England League. He played a variety of positions but was often behind the plate. He also managed for a number of years, mostly in the New England League.

In his best major league season as a manager, he took the 1909 Red Sox to a third-place finish with a record of 88-63. His most notable players were Tris Speaker, Jake Stahl, Eddie Cicotte and Smoky Joe Wood. All except Stahl were young players. Lake had apparently discoverd Speaker and Wood when he was working as a scout a few years earlier.

Preceded by
Harry Smith
Boston Doves Manager
1910
Succeeded by
Fred Tenney
Preceded by
Deacon McGuire
Boston Red Sox Manager
1908-1909
Succeeded by
Patsy Donovan

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