Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/9/12
Frankie Frisch (1898-1974) died on this date 38 years ago. He was the driving force in the St Louis Cardinals teams known as the “gas house gang” which won four NL Pennants and two World Series titles with the Cardinals as well as four more NL Pennants and two World Series with the San Francisco Giants. Prior to Frisch’s arrival in St Louis, the team had only amassed one NL Pennant. During Frisch’s nine years with the Cardinals, the Giants had only one NL Pennant. Frisch was signed by the Giants in 1919, and being an instant favorite of manager John McGraw, started playing everyday for the Giants that season. He never played a game in the minors. He was named captain of the team the following season, a title that would hold until his trade for Rogers Hornsby after the 1926 season. From 1921-1931, he hit over .300 every season. Though he never hit more than 12 homeruns in a season, he managed to drive in over 100 runs three times in his career and finished with 1244. As a s...
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