Fred Lake

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Fred Lake
Fred Lake circa 1910.jpg
Born: (1866-10-16)October 16, 1866
Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: November 24, 1931(1931-11-24) (aged 65)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 7, 1891 for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
May 28, 1910 for the Boston Doves
Career statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 16

Frederick Lovett Lake (October 16, 1866 – November 24, 1931) was a Canadian professional baseball catcher and major league manager for Boston American and National leagues teams in the early 20th century.[1]

Lake hailed from Cornwallis, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. His professional debut came with the Boston Beaneaters in 1891, but he was in and out of the major leagues, amassing a total of 125 at-bats in five seasons.[1]

He was hired as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 1908, though he was replaced after the 1909 season despite leading the Sox to a third-place finish. Shortly after, he was hired by the crosstown Boston Doves, but in his only season for them, he finished 53–100, 50½ games behind the pennant-winning Chicago Cubs.[1]

In addition, he played or managed in the Minor leagues in part of 11 seasons spanning 1896–1926.[2]

Lake was a long time resident of Boston, where he died at the age of 65.[1]

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