Buck Thrasher

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Frank Edward Thrasher

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 182 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank "Buck" Thrasher played two seasons in the major leagues. All his field appearances were in right field. In his first cup of coffee, he hit .310 but his average was lower the second year.

The book Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox indicates that Carl Mays beaned Thrasher in 1917. Mays would have been arrested if manager Connie Mack had not convinced Thrasher to not file charges.

Frank frequently hit well over .300 in the minors. He led both the 1914 and 1915 Virginia League in batting average, then paced that circuit in RBI in 1927. In 1929 he managed the Cedartown Sea Cows for part of the year.

He had four brothers who also played baseball: Ralph, Ike, Loring and Cloyce.

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