Fred Mitchell

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Frederick Francis Mitchell
born Frederick Francis Yapp

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Mitchell, known primarily as the manager for the pennant-winning 1918 Chicago Cubs, played seven years in the majors. He was mostly a pitcher, but came back in 1910 to be a catcher in 62 games. He also briefly served as President of the Cubs in 1918 and 1919, installed by majority owners William Wrigley and Albert Lasker after they had bought out Charles Weeghman, but he resigned the position to concentrate on managing. Vice-President William Veeck took over for him.

After his playing career ended, Mitchell was a Boston Braves coach from 1914 to 1916. He went on to manage the Cubs from 1917 to 1920, winning a pennant in 1918, and piloted the Braves from 1921 to 1923. He then moved to Harvard University where he coached until 1939.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • NL Pennants: 1 (1918)

Preceded by
Joe Tinker
Chicago Cubs Manager
Succeeded by
Johnny Evers
Preceded by
George Stallings
Boston Braves Manager
Succeeded by
Dave Bancroft

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1917 Chicago Cubs National League 74-80 5th Chicago Cubs
1918 Chicago Cubs National League 84-45 1st Chicago Cubs Lost World Series
1919 Chicago Cubs National League 75-65 3rd Chicago Cubs
1920 Chicago Cubs National League 75-79 6th Chicago Cubs
1921 Boston Braves National League 79-74 4th Boston Braves
1922 Boston Braves National League 53-100 8th Boston Braves
1923 Boston Braves National League 54-100 7th Boston Braves

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Nowlin: "Fred Mitchell", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 117-127. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8
  • Bill Nowlin: "Fred Mitchell", in Bill Nowlin, ed.: The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 190-200. ISBN 978-1-933599-69-4

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