Frank Reiber

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Frank Reiber
Frank Reiber.jpg
Catcher
Born: (1909-09-19)September 19, 1909
Huntington, West Virginia
Died: December 26, 2002(2002-12-26) (aged 93)
Bradenton, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1933, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1936, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 9
Teams

Frank Bernard Reiber (September 19, 1909 – December 26, 2002), nicknamed "Tubby," was an American baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1933, 1935 and 1936. He also played 11 years in the minor leagues, including stints with the Evansville Hubs (1930–1931), Beaumont Exporters (1932), Toledo Mud Hens (1933, 1937), Montreal Royals (1934, 1936), Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–1939), and Portland Beavers (1940–1941).

Early years[edit]

Reiber was born in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1909.[1] He moved to Detroit as a boy and attended Detroit Central High School.[1]

Professional baseball[edit]

Reiber played for the Detroit Tigers in 1933, 1935, and 1936, appearing in 44 major league games. He compiled a .271 batting average with 15 hits, seven runs scored, two doubles and one home run. Reiber was a backup catcher with the 1935 Detroit Tigers team that won the 1935 World Series.[1][2][3]

He also played 11 years in the minor leagues, including stints with the Fort Smith Twins (1930), Evansville Hubs (1930–1931), Beaumont Exporters (1932), Toledo Mud Hens (1933, 1937), Montreal Royals (1934, 1936), Toronto Maple Leafs (1938–1939), and Portland Beavers (1940–1941).[4]

Later years[edit]

Reiver died in 2002 in Bradenton, Florida, at age 93.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Frank Reiber Major League Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Charles P. Ward (April 9, 1933). "Reiber Lands as Second Catcher". Detroit Free Press. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Northwestern High School Coach Believed Reiber Too Small". Detroit Free Press. March 2, 1933. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Frank Reiber Minor League Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 25, 2016.