January 28, 1882|
Santa Cruz, California
|Died: December 13, 1918
San Jose, California
|July 28, 1908 for the Boston Red Sox|
Last MLB appearance
|August 14, 1910 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||2.28|
Frank Julián Arellanes [ah-ray-yah'-ness] (January 28, 1882 – December 13, 1918) was a professional baseball starting pitcher. He played three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox from 1908 through 1910. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 180 lb, he batted and threw right-handed.
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Arellanes attended Santa Clara University before joining the Boston Red Sox during the 1908 midseason. He posted a 4–3 record and a 1.82 ERA in eight starts, including a one-hit victory against the Philadelphia Athletics. His most productive season came in 1909, when he recorded 16 wins with a 2.18 ERA as the replacement of Cy Young in the pitching rotation, leading the American League in games finished (15) and saves (eight). His 1910 season was interrupted by illness and he finished at 4–7, 2.88 in 18 games. He ended the year with the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League, where he pitched a nine-inning no-hitter, losing a 2–0 game.
Arellanes is commonly believed to be the first Mexican-American to play baseball in the major leagues. However, Sandy Nava was the first known Mexican-American to play in the majors, when he joined the 1882 Providence Grays of the National League.