John Edmond Frill
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut April 16, 1910
- Final Game August 21, 1912
- Born April 3, 1879 in Reading, PA USA
- Died September 28, 1918 in Westerly, RI USA
John Frill had a late start in pro ball before coming up with the pennant-contending New York Highlanders in 1910, for whom he won a couple of games.
John joined the Army in 1901 and reenlisted in 1905. He had been a tin smith but in the Army spent his time constructing artillery pieces. After his time in the Army, he began in pro ball. In all, he played ten seasons in major and minor league ball.
The Sporting Life issue of April 1, 1911 has a photo of John Frill and indicates that he played for Jersey City, Newark and East Liverpool, and was the star pitcher for Newark in 1909. The newspaper apparently didn't know about the teams John pitched for in 1906, when he first started out, the Springfield Ponies and the Bridgeport Orators.
After baseball he worked at a saloon. He died of the flu in 1918 at age 39.
One of the sources: Biography of John Frill.
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