Johnny Frederick

Johnny Frederick
Outfielder
Born: (1902-01-26)January 26, 1902
Denver, Colorado
Died: June 18, 1977(1977-06-18) (aged 75)
Tigard, Oregon
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 18, 1929 for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1934 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .308
Home runs 85
RBI 377
Teams

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Career highlights and awards

  • All-time leader in home runs for a player born in the state of Colorado

John Henry Frederick (January 26, 1902 – June 18, 1977) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played six seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers, hitting over .300 for his career. He led off a game with a home run 10 times with the Dodgers, second in franchise history.

Frederick began his professional baseball career in 1921 and broke into the majors in 1929. That year, he started off strong at the plate and led the National League with 52 doubles. In 1932, Frederick blasted six pinch-hit home runs, setting a major league record that stood for 68 years.[1]

Before the 1935 season, the Dodgers traded Frederick to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League, where he hit a career-high .363. In 2005, he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.[2]

He was the manager for the Portland Beavers in 1940.

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References

External links

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