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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
 Biographical Information
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.
 Notable Achievements
- 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)|