Frankie Frisch

Hall of Famer Frankie Frisch was an excellent hitter, finishing his career with a .316 batting average. Frisch split his playing days between two different clubs, the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, winning World Series championships with each franchise. While Frisch did go on to manage in three different decades, he is popular with collectors because of the potent bat he showcased as a player. Frisch gamers are tough to find, as are most professional model bats from the period. The fact that he is a Hall of Famer and a man who played for two important franchises ensures that Frisch will remain a key name in the realm of advanced bat collections.

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.

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Approximate Value: $5500

Important Notes:

  • (a PSA/DNA GU 8, 1925-28 Frankie Frisch bat sold for $6,875 in 2016)