Frank Brower

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Frank Willard Brower (Turkeyfoot)

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Frank Brower was a right fielder who knew how to draw a walk. His major league OBP was .379. He started in professional ball in 1914, and went from Reading to the majors in 1920. In 1925, he was sold to the San Francisco Seals, for whom he hit .362 with 36 home runs and 163 RBI. The next year his batting average and power fell off and he was sold to Baltimore.

He hit into an unassisted triple play on September 14, 1923 against the Boston Red Sox. First Baseman George Burns was the fielder. This was the second unassisted triple play in major league regular season history.

His nickname was originally "Tuckey", which people thought was "Turkey" due to his accent, and then the name was corrupted to "Turkeyfoot" to recognize his speed.

In addition to his hitting, he also pitched 4 games in 1924 with an excellent ERA.

Main source: 1925 San Francisco Seals.

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