July 29, 1963 |
|May 10, 1989, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 2, 1996, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||3.76|
Steven Francis Frey (born July 29, 1963 in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He attended William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania, and played three seasons of college ball at Bucks County Community College before being drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifteenth round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft.
Path to the majors
Frey spent five seasons in the Yankees' farm system, getting as high as triple A Columbus. On December 11, 1987, he was traded with catcher Phil Lombardi and Darren Reed to the New York Mets for Rafael Santana and Victor Garcia. After one season with the Tidewater Tides, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Mark Bailey and Tom O'Malley. He made his major league debut with the Expos on May 10, 1989, pitching the final inning of the Expos' 10-1 victory over the Houston Astros in the Astrodome.
After three seasons in Montreal, Frey was purchased by the California Angels in Spring training 1992. It was with the Angels that Frey enjoyed his greatest success. In 1993, Frey went 2-3 with a 2.98 earned run average and a team leading thirteen saves. Unable to agree on a contract for 1994 with General Manager Whitey Herzog, Frey signed with the San Francisco Giants. 
Frey did not perform as well in San Francisco, going 1-0 with a 4.94 ERA and no saves in 1994. He was sent to the Seattle Mariners during the 1995 season, then released by the Mariners after only thirteen appearances. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, and pitched well for them down the stretch, pitching 10.2 innings and only giving up one earned run. He re-signed with Philadelphia for 1996, and retired at the end of the season.
Frey now serves as a coach/counselor at the IMG baseball academy in Bradenton, Florida. He has been a coach there since 2004.