January 26, 1902|
|Died: June 18, 1977
|April 18, 1929, for the Brooklyn Robins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1934, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|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. 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.
He was the manager for the Portland Beavers in 1940.
- "Mike Bolsinger is Nearly Perfect in Shutout of San Diego Padres". NBC Southern California.
- "The Ballplayers - Johnny Frederick" Archived October 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- Beverage, Richard. The Hollywood Stars (Arcadia Publishing, 2005), p. 13.
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