Frank Drews

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Frank Drews
Second Baseman
Born: (1916-05-25)May 25, 1916
Buffalo, New York
Died: April 22, 1972(1972-04-22) (aged 55)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1944, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1945, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .205
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 29

Frank John Drews (May 25, 1916 – April 22, 1972) was a Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Boston Braves in 1944 and 1945. He stood 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and weighed 175 lbs.

Drews is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on August 13, 1944 in a road doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. His last game for Boston was on August 5, 1945.

He was a typical example of what Mike González termed "good field, no hit." Career totals include 95 games played, a .205 batting average (59-for-288), 29 runs batted in, and 27 runs scored. 41 walks and 1 hit by pitch, however, did push his on-base percentage up to .306. On defense, he had a .967 fielding percentage, which was just above the league average for his era.

Drews died in his hometown of Buffalo, New York at the age of 55.


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