Frank Gilhooley, while with the New York Yankees, swings his bat at home plate.
June 10, 1892|
|Died: July 11, 1959
|September 18, 1911, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1919, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||58|
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.
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.
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.
Gilhooley died in his homeland of Toledo, Ohio, at age 67.