Todd Frohwirth

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Todd Frohwirth
Relief pitcher
Born: (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 54)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1987, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 1996, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 20–19
Strikeouts 259
Earned run average 3.60

Todd Gerard Frohwirth (born September 28, 1962) is a retired professional baseball player. A 1980 graduate of Messmer High School. In the minor leagues, he played in Reading (2-4, 1.86 ERA, 19 saves) and Maine (1-4, 2.51 ERA, 4 saves) in 1987 before playing with the Phillies (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 saves) in 1987. In 1988, he went back down to Maine and went 7–3 with a 2.44 ERA and 13 saves before coming back to the Phillies in 1988 to go 1–2 with an 8.25 ERA and 0 saves. He split nine seasons between the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and California Angels of Major League Baseball. He threw with a submarine arm delivery.

Frohwirth made his major league debut on August 10, 1987, entering the game in the fifth inning when Phillies' teammate Kevin Gross was ejected after being caught pitching with an illegal substance, sandpaper, in his glove.[1] Frohwirth pitched an effective 123 innings and was awarded the win in the team's 4–2 victory.[2]

Frohwirth was the head boy's varsity basketball coach at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2013-2014, but the school did not renew his contract.[3]


  1. ^ "Biggest cheaters in baseball". Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aug 10, 1987, Cubs at Phillies Play by Play and Box Score". Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Stewart, Mark. "Todd Frohwirth out as Marquette boys basketball coach". Retrieved 2016-02-13.