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Frankie Frisch

Frank Francis Frisch (The Fordham Flash)

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 9, 1897 in Bronx, NY
High School: Fordham Prep (Bronx, NY)
School: Fordham University (New York, NY)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Giants in 1919. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1919 (Age 21.281, 4,755th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants 1919-1937

Last Game: August 5, 1937 (Age 39.330)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1947 (136/161 ballots).
   View Frankie Frisch Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: March 12, 1973 in Wilmington, DE
Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1919 NYG NL 21 2B 29 27 27 179 82 92 5 7 .972 6.00 .960 5.43
1919 NYG NL 21 3B 20 17 17 57 18 38 1 0 .982 2.80 .946 3.24
1919 NYG NL 21 SS 1 2 2 7 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00 .943 5.70
1920 NYG NL 22 3B 109 108 102 367 104 251 12 23 .967 3.26 .947 3.16
1920 NYG NL 22 SS 2 0 0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 3.50 .941 5.75
1921 NYG NL 23 3B 93 93 87 298 79 200 19 16 .936 3.00 .941 3.06
1921 NYG NL 23 2B 61 60 58 379 147 218 14 36 .963 5.98 .962 5.70
1922 NYG NL 24 2B 85 85 76 476 176 288 12 40 .975 5.46 .961 5.76
1922 NYG NL 24 3B 53 45 42 179 52 117 10 12 .944 3.19 .948 3.05
1922 NYG NL 24 SS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 5.80
1923 NYG NL 25 2B 135 137 127 779 307 451 21 80 .973 5.61 .959 5.90
1923 NYG NL 25 3B 17 14 14 63 20 42 1 3 .984 3.65 .947 3.09
1924 NYG NL 26 2B 143 142 123 955 391 537 27 101 .972 6.49 .961 5.98 MVP-3
1924 NYG NL 26 SS 10 3 3 24 10 14 0 1 1.000 2.40 .949 5.76 MVP-3
1924 NYG NL 26 3B 2 0 0 13 7 6 0 3 1.000 6.50 .956 2.95 MVP-3
1925 NYG NL 27 3B 46 43 35 144 37 97 10 4 .931 2.91 .939 2.98 MVP-9
1925 NYG NL 27 2B 42 41 40 279 105 162 12 20 .957 6.36 .967 5.85 MVP-9
1925 NYG NL 27 SS 39 36 34 222 73 134 15 21 .932 5.31 .942 5.73 MVP-9
1926 NYG NL 28 2B 127 126 117 751 261 471 19 69 .975 5.76 .965 5.78
1926 NYG NL 28 3B 7 7 7 26 9 15 2 2 .923 3.43 .953 2.99
1927 STL NL 29 2B 153 153 151 1059 396 641 22 104 .979 6.78 .966 5.93 MVP-2
1927 STL NL 29 SS 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 5.50 MVP-2
1928 STL NL 30 2B 139 139 133 878 383 474 21 80 .976 6.17 .970 5.93
1929 STL NL 31 2B 121 117 112 690 295 374 21 66 .970 5.53 .968 5.82 MVP-20
1929 STL NL 31 3B 13 13 13 43 9 33 1 1 .977 3.23 .953 2.88 MVP-20
1929 STL NL 31 SS 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.60 MVP-20
1930 STL NL 32 2B 123 123 120 805 307 473 25 93 .969 6.34 .963 5.94
1930 STL NL 32 3B 10 10 10 30 8 20 2 3 .933 2.80 .950 2.85
1931 STL NL 33 2B 129 128 116 733 290 424 19 93 .974 5.53 .964 5.60 MVP-1
1932 STL NL 34 2B 75 74 68 478 214 250 14 53 .971 6.19 .969 5.78 MVP-21
1932 STL NL 34 3B 37 36 35 97 38 59 0 5 1.000 2.62 .945 2.88 MVP-21
1932 STL NL 34 SS 4 3 3 17 5 10 2 2 .882 3.75 .946 5.50 MVP-21
1933 STL NL 35 2B 132 129 121 763 371 378 14 71 .982 5.67 .968 5.80 AS,MVP-16
1933 STL NL 35 SS 15 14 12 63 24 35 4 5 .937 3.93 .949 5.40 AS,MVP-16
1934 STL NL 36 2B 115 113 101 660 294 351 15 74 .977 5.61 .965 5.88 AS,MVP-16
1934 STL NL 36 3B 25 24 17 73 31 37 5 6 .932 2.72 .945 2.96 AS,MVP-16
1935 STL NL 37 2B 88 88 69 453 193 252 8 48 .982 5.06 .963 5.76 AS,MVP-14
1935 STL NL 37 3B 5 1 1 14 6 6 2 0 .857 2.40 .941 2.86 AS,MVP-14
1936 STL NL 38 2B 60 59 47 311 124 176 11 27 .965 5.00 .963 5.94
1936 STL NL 38 3B 22 21 15 54 35 16 3 5 .944 2.32 .947 2.67
1936 STL NL 38 SS 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 .947 5.40
1937 STL NL 39 2B 5 5 3 26 12 14 0 0 1.000 5.20 .959 5.70
18 Seasons 2B 1762 1746 1609 10654 4348 6026 280 1062 .974 5.89 .965 5.84
14 Seasons 3B 459 432 395 1458 453 937 68 83 .953 3.03 .945 3.03
10 Seasons SS 75 58 54 347 117 207 23 29 .934 4.32 .944 5.65
19 Seasons TOT 2296 2236 2058 12459 4918 7170 371 1174 .970 5.26 .962 5.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1919 NYG NL 21 54 46 54 50 0 0 0 28 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1920 NYG NL 22 110 108 110 109 0 0 0 0 109 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1921 NYG NL 23 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 62 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 NYG NL 24 132 130 132 131 0 0 0 88 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1923 NYG NL 25 151 151 151 151 0 0 0 137 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 NYG NL 26 145 145 145 145 0 0 0 142 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 NYG NL 27 120 120 120 120 0 0 0 43 44 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 NYG NL 28 135 133 135 134 0 0 0 127 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1927 STL NL 29 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 153 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 STL NL 30 141 139 141 139 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1929 STL NL 31 138 130 138 132 0 0 0 119 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1930 STL NL 32 133 133 133 133 0 0 0 123 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 STL NL 33 131 128 131 129 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1932 STL NL 34 115 113 115 115 0 0 0 75 37 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 STL NL 35 147 143 147 143 0 0 0 130 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1934 STL NL 36 140 137 140 138 0 0 0 115 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1935 STL NL 37 103 89 103 93 0 0 0 88 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1936 STL NL 38 93 80 93 82 0 0 0 59 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1937 STL NL 39 17 5 17 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
19 Seasons 2311 2236 2311 2255 0 0 0 1762 456 80 0 0 0 0 0 57 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 6.2%)
1939 BBWAA ( 9.5%)
1942 BBWAA (36.1%)
1945 BBWAA (40.9%)
1946 Final Ballot (25.5%)
1946 Nominating Vote (51.5%)
1947 BBWAA (84.5%)
Selected to HOF in 1947 by BBWAA

Awards (yr lg award)
1931 NL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (3, 50%)
1925 NL (9, 16%)
1927 NL (2, 82%)
1929 NL (20, 2%)
1931 NL (1, 81%)
1932 NL (21, 4%)
1933 NL (16, 9%)
1934 NL (16, 5%)
1935 NL (14, 9%)
1 MVP
2.58 Career Shares (50th)

Assistss c a p y
1923 NL  493 (5th)
1924 NL  557 (3rd)
1927 NL  643 (1st)
1930 NL  493 (3rd)
Career  7,170 (11th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1922 NL  85 (5th)
1923 NL  135 (3rd)
1924 NL  143 (3rd)
1926 NL  127 (5th)
1927 NL  153 (2nd)
1928 NL  139 (4th)
1929 NL  121 (4th)
1930 NL  123 (4th)
1931 NL  129 (3rd)
1933 NL  132 (4th)
1934 NL  115 (2nd)
1935 NL  88 (5th)
Career  1,762 (21st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  307 (3rd)
1924 NL  391 (1st)
1926 NL  261 (4th)
1927 NL  396 (2nd)
1928 NL  383 (3rd)
1929 NL  295 (3rd)
1930 NL  307 (4th)
1931 NL  290 (3rd)
1933 NL  371 (2nd)
1934 NL  294 (2nd)
1935 NL  193 (5th)
Career  4,348 (16th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  451 (3rd)
1924 NL  537 (3rd)
1926 NL  471 (4th)
1927 NL  641 (1st)
1928 NL  474 (4th)
1929 NL  374 (5th)
1930 NL  473 (4th)
1931 NL  424 (3rd)
1933 NL  378 (4th)
1934 NL  351 (3rd)
1935 NL  252 (5th)
Career  6,026 (13th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  21 (5th)
1924 NL  27 (3rd)
1927 NL  22 (5th)
1928 NL  21 (5th)
1929 NL  21 (4th)
1930 NL  25 (5th)
1931 NL  19 (5th)
Career  280 (39th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  80 (3rd)
1924 NL  101 (3rd)
1926 NL  69 (5th)
1927 NL  104 (1st)
1929 NL  66 (5th)
1930 NL  93 (4th)
1931 NL  93 (3rd)
1933 NL  71 (4th)
1934 NL  74 (2nd)
1935 NL  48 (4th)
Career  1,062 (21st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1921 NL  19 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  23 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1924 NL  6.49 (1st)
1926 NL  5.76 (4th)
1927 NL  6.78 (1st)
1928 NL  6.17 (2nd)
1929 NL  5.53 (5th)
1930 NL  6.34 (1st)
1931 NL  5.53 (3rd)
1933 NL  5.67 (3rd)
1934 NL  5.61 (4th)
1935 NL  5.06 (5th)
Career  5.89 (17th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  .973 (1st)
1924 NL  .972 (2nd)
1926 NL  .975 (3rd)
1927 NL  .979 (1st)
1928 NL  .976 (1st)
1929 NL  .970 (4th)
1930 NL  .969 (2nd)
1931 NL  .974 (3rd)
1933 NL  .982 (2nd)
1934 NL  .977 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  3.26 (1st)
1921 NL  3.00 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1920 NL  .967 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1897-09-09 (4th)
1937 NL  born 1897-09-09 (3rd)

                                         

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