Nicknamed “The Fordham Flash,” because of his success in college athletics, Frankie Frisch brought that talent with him to the Major Leagues in 1919 when he joined the New York Giants. With them he led the league in steals in 1921, hits in 1923 and runs in 1924. He moved to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1927 where he continued to rake pitchers and winning MVP in 1931. Overall, he would hit .300 or better in 13 seasons. Frisch was a member of four World Championship teams, the 1921 and 1922 Giants and the 1931 and 1934 Cardinals. His career batting average was .316 and he hit .294 over eight different World Series.
Frisch was the starting second baseman for the National League in the inaugural All Star Game in 1933.
February 11, 2011