Frank J. Bonner
(The Human Flea)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7½", Weight 169 lb.
- Debut April 26, 1894
- Final Game June 25, 1903
- Born August 20, 1869 in Lowell, MA USA
- Died December 31, 1905 in Kansas City, MO USA
"The news that Frank Bonner has been signed by the Toronto Club was hailed with the greatest enthusiasm by the base ball lovers yesterday as he is 'considered' to be by long odds the best all-round second baseman in the league." - from Sporting Life of March 16, 1901
Frank Bonner, a member of the pennant winning 1894 Baltimore Orioles, died from complications of tonsillitis in a Kansas City hospital. He had been playing for the Kansas City Blues the previous two seasons; his obituary in the New York Times described him as one of the best second basemen in the American Association. Frank's minor league career stretched from 1893 to 1905. He also umpired one National League game in 1894.