Johnny Frederick

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Johnny Frederick
Born: (1902-01-26)January 26, 1902
Denver, Colorado
Died: June 18, 1977(1977-06-18) (aged 75)
Tigard, Oregon
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 18, 1929, for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1934, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .308
Home runs 85
Runs batted in 377

John Henry Frederick (January 26, 1902 – June 18, 1977) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played six seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers, hitting over .300 for his career. He led off a game with a home run 10 times with the Dodgers, second in franchise history.

Frederick began his professional baseball career in 1921 and broke into the majors in 1929. That year, he started off strong at the plate and led the National League with 52 doubles, a Dodgers team record that still stands. That year he also set a Dodgers rookie record for most leadoff home runs in season with three, a record that was not matched until Joc Pederson matched it in May 2015.[1] Frederick recorded 206 hits in 1929 and 1930, his first 2 years in the majors.

In 1932, Frederick blasted six pinch-hit home runs, setting a major league record that stood for 68 years.[2]

Before the 1935 season, the Dodgers traded Frederick to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League, where he hit a career-high .363. In 2005, he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.[3]

He was the manager for the Portland Beavers in 1940.

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  1. ^ "Mike Bolsinger is Nearly Perfect in Shutout of San Diego Padres". NBC Southern California. 
  2. ^ "The Ballplayers - Johnny Frederick" Archived October 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  3. ^ Beverage, Richard. The Hollywood Stars (Arcadia Publishing, 2005), p. 13.

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