Frank Gilhooley

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Frank Gilhooley
Frank Gilhooley.jpg
Frank Gilhooley, while with the New York Yankees, swings his bat at home plate.
Right fielder
Born: (1892-06-10)June 10, 1892
Toledo, Ohio
Died: July 11, 1959(1959-07-11) (aged 67)
Toledo, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1911 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1919 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 58
Teams

Frank Patrick Gilhooley [Flash] (June 10, 1892 – July 11, 1959) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mostly as a right fielder from 1911 through 1919 for the St. Louis Cardinals (1911–12), New York Yankees (1913–18) and Boston Red Sox (1919). Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 155 lb., Gilhooley batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Central Catholic High School (Toledo, Ohio).

Professional career[edit]

In a nine-season career, Gilhooley was a .271 hitter (289-for-1068) with two home runs and 58 RBI in 312 games, including 142 runs, 30 doubles 10 triples, 37 stolen bases, and a .357 on-base percentage. His most productive season came with the 1918 Yankees, when he appeared in a career-high 112 games while hitting .276 with 23 RBI, 59 runs and 19 extrabases, also career-numbers.

As an oufielder, Gilhooley played 285 games at right field (236), left (30) and center (19), recording a collective .957 fielding percentage.

He was later the player-manager of the Jersey City Skeeters in the International League in 1928 and 1929.

Personal life[edit]

He married Mae Casey in 1917, and had 3 children, Mary Irene, Mary Frances and Frank Jr. Frank Jr. announced for the Toledo Mud Hens and was also the sports director at WTVG-TV, Channel 13, until 1986.[1]

Gilhooley died in his homeland of Toledo, Ohio, at age 67.

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