Frank Sullivan (baseball)

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Frank Sullivan
Frank Sullivan.jpg
Born: (1930-01-23) January 23, 1930 (age 85)
Hollywood, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1953 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1963 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Win–loss record 97-100
Earned run average 3.60
Strikeouts 959
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1955 and 1956
  • Led AL in wins in 1955 with 18
  • Led AL in innings pitched in 1955 with 260

Franklin Leal Sullivan (born January 23, 1930) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eleven seasons (1953–1963) with the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins. He tied for the American League lead in wins in 1955 with Boston. For his career, he compiled a 97-100 record in 351 appearances, with a 4.15 ERA and 959 strikeouts.

Sullivan was named to the American League All-Star team in 1955 and 1956. He was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008. Sullivan was one of the tallest pitchers of his time, at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). After the 1960 season, the Red Sox traded him to the Phillies for another towering right-hander, 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)-Gene Conley, enabling Conley to play Major League baseball and NBA basketball for two teams in the same city (as the backup to Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics).

In September 2008, Sullivan published a memoir entitled "Life is More than 9 Innings."

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