Frank Baumann (baseball)

Frank Baumann (baseball)

Frank Baumann
Born: (1933-07-01) July 1, 1933
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 31, 1955, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 45–38
Earned run average 4.11
Strikeouts 384
Career highlights and awards

Frank Matt Baumann (born July 1, 1933) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Cubs. He batted and threw left-handed.

Early in his career Baumann was touted as "a Herb Score with control". A reliable pitcher, he was effective as a starter, set-up man and occasional closer. His most productive season came in 1960 with the White Sox, when he had a 13–6 mark and led the American League pitchers with a 2.67 ERA.

In an 11-season career, Baumann posted a 45–38 record with a 3.90 ERA and 13 saves in 244 games pitched (78 as a starter).

In 1952 Baumann received a $90,000 signing bonus from Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who nicknamed him "Beau".

External links

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