Frank Herrmann

Frank Herrmann

Frank Herrmann
Cleveland Indians – No. 56
Born: (1984-05-30) May 30, 1984 (age 30)
Rutherford, New Jersey
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 2010 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 4–1
Earned run average 4.26
Strikeouts 72

Frank Joseph Herrmann (born May 30, 1984), is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.

Amateur career

High school

Herrmann attended Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he played baseball, football, and basketball.[1] He was one of the school's few thousand point scorers in basketball.[2] In 2011 he was inducted into the MKA Athletic Hall of Fame.


Herrmann received his degree in economics from Harvard University in the fall of 2006. He is the fifteenth player to play in the majors after going to Harvard. Jeff Musselman had been the last. As a junior, he pitched a two-hitter against Yale and a one-hitter against Cornell.[1]

At the time of his signing with Cleveland, he was not finished with his studies at Harvard, so the Indians allowed him to return to complete his requirements and finish his degree.[3]

Professional career

Minor leagues

Herrmann was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians. Beginning in 2006, Herrmann played in minor league baseball with the Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Akron Aeros, Buffalo Bisons and the Columbus Clippers.

With the Aeros in 2008, Herrmann made 23 starts and, with his 11–6 regular season record and helped lead the team to the 2008 Eastern League championship series.

Major League Baseball

Hermann made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians June 4, 2010.[1] In a game against the Chicago White Sox, he pitched 1.1 innings and gave up no hits, runs, or walks. He was credited with his first career hold, retiring all four batters he faced: Gordon Beckham, Juan Pierre, Omar Vizquel, and Alex Ríos. He struck out Vizquel for the first strikeout of his major league career.[4]

On March 13, 2013, Herrmann underwent Tommy John surgery, causing him to miss the entire 2013 season.[5]

Column for The Harvard Crimson

For parts of the Spring and Fall 2006 semesters, Herrmann authored a column for The Harvard Crimson. He penned nine stories.[6]

The column functioned as a diary of his first year as a professional athlete.[7] Though the editor's note before each article describes him as a "former Harvard" pitcher, the stories were written and published before he graduated from Harvard.


Hermann married Johanna Nicole Rangel at the Harvard Memorial Chapel on November 6, 2010.[1]


External links

Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)