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From BR Bullpen
Harry Koch Fritz (Dutchman)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 29, 1913
- Final Game September 18, 1915
- Born September 30, 1890 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died November 4, 1974 in Columbus, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Fritz was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1890. He played for Wilmington in 1911-13 and came up with the 1913 Philadelphia Athletics near the end of September for five games. It was a year in which the A's won the 1913 World Series with Home Run Baker as their third baseman.
After the season he jumped to the new Federal League. It would have been very hard for Fritz to break into the A's famous $100,000 infield, while here in the Federal League he had more chance to play.
In his first year for manager Joe Tinker, Fritz played in 65 games for the 1914 Chicago Chi-Feds. Rollie Zeider was the regular third baseman, but Fritz was the most utilized back-up player on the team, which finished in second place in the league.
In 1915, Fritz became the regular as Zeider moved to second base. The team again finished in second place.
Fritz played at Syracuse in 1916.
He lived a long life, dying in 1974 in Columbus, OH.