Frank J. Beck
born Frank J. Hengstebeck
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 141 lb.
- Debut May 2, 1884
- Final Game September 18, 1884
- Born April 29, 1858 in Poughkeepsie, NY USA
- Died unknown
Frank Beck pitched three games for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association in 1884, losing all three. He then pitched two games for the Baltimore Monumentals of the Union Association, also losing both times. What little is known about him is that he was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1858, although his listed birth date of April 29 is probably incorrect, to Frank and Mary Hengstebeck; he shortened his name for baseball purposes. In 1885, he married Anna Collins and in 1902, the two were living in New York City with two daughters. However he disappeared from records after that date. Thus, his date of death is still unknown. Anna remarried in 1909 in Portsmouth, NH, where she was listed as a widow, which means that Frank Beck likely died between 1902 and 1909, but a record has not yet been found.
- "Frank Beck", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, September-October 2010, p. 2.
- "Frank Hengstebeck", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, November-december 2020, pp. 1-2.