Frank Connaughton

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Frank Henry Connaughton

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Connaughton saw action in the majors in 1894 with the champion Boston Beaneaters, 1896 with the New York Giants and 1906, back with Boston. In 146 games, he batted .283 with four home runs.

Connaughton played from at least 1891 to 1913. Most of his career was spent in the Northeast, although he also played on occasion for teams outside the region such as Kansas City. He was ill with malaria late in 1898, possibly the reason he missed the 1899 season. The June 25, 1904 issue of Sporting Life discusses his signing with Haverhill to play, the interest Utica had in him, and notes that Hamilton had not given him his release. He managed in the minors for the Haverhill Hustlers (1909), Bangor Maroons (1913), New Bedford Whalers (1912-1913), and Fall River Spindles (1915). He is mentioned as a manager in the book Spitting on Diamonds: A Spitball Pitcher's Journey to the Major Leagues.

Frank died when struck by an automobile in 1942.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1909 Haverhill Hustlers New England League 62-62 5th
1912 New Bedford Whalers New England League -- -- replace by Jim Sullivan
1913 New Bedford Whalers New England League -- -- replaced by John H. O'Brien
Bangor Maroons New Brunswick-Maine League -- -- replaced George Magoon, replaced by Lamorey
1915 Fall River Spindles Colonial League -- -- replaced by William Phoenix

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