Frank Francis Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973) began his career with the New York Giants (1919-1926) and finished his career as player/manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Nicknamed the Fordham Flash, for his amazing speed, Frisch was a standout member of Fordham University’s baseball, football, basketball and track and field programs. Frankie was a tremendous fielding second baseman, retiring with a career .974 fielding percentage, but also had a keen eye at the plate striking out a mere 272 times in 9,112 at-bats over his 19 year career. Frisch was player/manager and catalyst behind the famed rough neck and hard-nosed Gashouse Gang during the 1930s. Frankie Frisch collected 2,880 hits, scored 1,532 runs, hit 105 home runs, stole 419 bases and drove in 1,220 runs. The Veterans Committee elected Ford Christopher Frick to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.