Frederick Lovett Lake
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut May 7, 1891
- Final Game May 28, 1910
- Born October 16, 1866 in Cornwallis, NS CAN
- Died November 24, 1931 in Boston, MA USA
Fred Lake played in the majors between 1891 and 1910, but that long stretch is misleading because he was in only 48 games total. He had relatively brief appearances in 1891 (5 games), 1894 (16 games), 1897-1898 (19 games and 5 games respectively) and 1910 (3 games while he primarily served as manager). During 1908-1910 he was the manager first of the Boston American League team and then of the Boston National League team.
Lake was born in Canada but moved to Boston as a teenager. He spent much of his minor league career in the Eastern League and the New England League. He played a variety of positions but was often behind the plate. He also managed for a number of years, mostly in the New England League.
In his best major league season as a manager, in 1909, he took the Boston Red Sox to a third-place finish with a record of 88-63. His most notable players were Tris Speaker, Jake Stahl, Eddie Cicotte and Smoky Joe Wood. All except Stahl were young players. Lake had apparently discovered Speaker and Wood when he was working as a scout a few years earlier.
|Boston Red Sox Manager
|Boston Doves Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1901||Lowell Tigers||New England League||47-47||3rd||none|
|1902||Lowell Tigers||New England League||52-59||6th||none|
|1903||Lowell Tigers||New England League||72-41||1st||none||none League Champs|
|1904||Lowell Tigers||New England League||59-62||7th||none|
|1905||Lynn Shoemakers||New England League||--||none||replaced by Frank Leonard|
|1906||Lowell Tigers||New England League||28-86||8th||none|
|1908||Boston Red Sox||American League||22-17||5th||Boston Red Sox||replaced Deacon McGuire (53-62) on August 28|
|1909||Boston Red Sox||American League||88-63||3rd||Boston Red Sox|
|1910||Boston Doves||National League||53-100||8th||Boston Doves|
|1912||Providence Grays||International League||--||none||replaced by Bill Donovan|
|1914||Fitchburg Burghers/Manchester Textiles||New England League||36-87||8th||none|
|1926||Nashua Millionaires||New England League||--||none||replaced by Chick Keating|