Fred Lake

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Frederick Lovett Lake

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]


Fred Lake played in the majors between 1891 and 1910, but that long stretch is misleading because he was in only 48 games total. He had relatively brief appearances in 1891 (5 games), 1894 (16 games), 1897-1898 (19 games and 5 games respectively) and 1910 (3 games while he primarily served as manager). During 1908-1910 he was the manager first of the Boston American League team and then of the Boston National League team.

Lake was born in Canada but moved to Boston as a teenager. He spent much of his minor league career in the Eastern League and the New England League. He played a variety of positions but was often behind the plate. He also managed for a number of years, mostly in the New England League.

In his best major league season as a manager, in 1909, he took the Boston Red Sox to a third-place finish with a record of 88-63. His most notable players were Tris Speaker, Jake Stahl, Eddie Cicotte and Smoky Joe Wood. All except Stahl were young players. Lake had apparently discovered Speaker and Wood when he was working as a scout a few years earlier.

Preceded by
Deacon McGuire
Boston Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Patsy Donovan
Preceded by
Harry Smith
Boston Doves Manager
Succeeded by
Fred Tenney

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1901 Lowell Tigers New England League 47-47 3rd none
1902 Lowell Tigers New England League 52-59 6th none
1903 Lowell Tigers New England League 72-41 1st none none League Champs
1904 Lowell Tigers New England League 59-62 7th none
1905 Lynn Shoemakers New England League -- none replaced by Frank Leonard
1906 Lowell Tigers New England League 28-86 8th none
1908 Boston Red Sox American League 22-17 5th Boston Red Sox replaced Deacon McGuire (53-62) on August 28
1909 Boston Red Sox American League 88-63 3rd Boston Red Sox
1910 Boston Doves National League 53-100 8th Boston Doves
1912 Providence Grays International League -- none replaced by Bill Donovan
1914 Fitchburg Burghers/Manchester Textiles New England League 36-87 8th none
1926 Nashua Millionaires New England League -- none replaced by Chick Keating

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