Fred Mitchell

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Frederick Francis Mitchell
born Frederick Francis Yapp

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Mitchell, known primarily as the manager for the pennant-winning 1918 Chicago Cubs, played seven years in the majors. He was mostly a pitcher, but came back in 1910 to be a catcher in 62 games.

After his playing career ended, Mitchell was a Boston Braves coach from 1914 to 1916. He went on to manage the Cubs from 1917 to 1920, winning a pennant in 1918, and piloted the Braves from 1921 to 1923. He then moved to Harvard University where he coached until 1939.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • NL Pennants: 1 (1918)


Preceded by
Joe Tinker
Chicago Cubs Manager
1917-1920
Succeeded by
Johnny Evers
Preceded by
George Stallings
Boston Braves Manager
1921-1923
Succeeded by
Dave Bancroft

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1917 Chicago Cubs National League 74-80 5th Chicago Cubs
1918 Chicago Cubs National League 84-45 1st Chicago Cubs Lost World Series
1919 Chicago Cubs National League 75-65 3rd Chicago Cubs
1920 Chicago Cubs National League 75-79 6th Chicago Cubs
1921 Boston Braves National League 79-74 4th Boston Braves
1922 Boston Braves National League 53-100 8th Boston Braves
1923 Boston Braves National League 54-100 7th Boston Braves

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Nowlin: "Fred Mitchell", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 117-127. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8
  • Bill Nowlin: "Fred Mitchell", in Bill Nowlin, ed.: The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 190-200. ISBN 978-1-933599-69-4

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