Freddie Fitzsimmons

Freddie Fitzsimmons
Birthdate 7/28/1901
Death Date 11/18/1979
Debut Year 1925
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Phillies
Positions Coach, Manager, Pitcher

Freddie Fitzsimmons won 217 games while pitching in the hitters’ era of the 1920s and 30s; he posted 16 or more wins in seven different seasons.

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Durable and consistent, Freddie Fitzsimmons received MVP votes in three seasons

Durable and consistent, Freddie Fitzsimmons received MVP votes in three seasons

Freddie Fitzsimmons broke in with John McGraw’s New York Giants in 1925 and was effective from the start. He posted a 6-3 record with a 2.65 ERA in ten games. Fitz’s rookie season included six complete games and a shutout. Standing at 5’11”, Fitzsimmons weighed 215 pounds or
In the off season Fitz pitched on barnstorming teams that faced Negro League All Stars

In the off season Fitz pitched on barnstorming teams that faced Negro League All Stars

Despite the color barrier, Negro Leaguers often faced off against their MLB counterparts. These contests took place in the off-season and helped augment the income of the players involved. Shown here is a lineup of Negro League stars called the Philadelphia Royal Giants. They squared off against Diz
When his playing career ended in the 1940s Fitzsimmons managed and coached until 1966

When his playing career ended in the 1940s Fitzsimmons managed and coached until 1966

Freddie Fitzsimmons was roundly loved and respected during his 19-year playing career. After putting the ball down he remained in the game for nearly a quarter of a century as a manager and coach. In 1942 his penultimate as a player, he was named player/coach for the Dodgers under skipper Leo Duroch

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