Freddie Fitzsimmons

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Fred Landis Fitzsimmons
(Fat Freddie)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons played nineteen years in the majors with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. He was also a Dodgers coach in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, he managed the Philadelphia Phillies. He later was a Boston Braves coach in 1948 and a member of the Giants staff from 1949 to 1955. He was a part of the Chicago Cubs coaching staff from 1957 to 1959 and spent the next year as a Kansas City Athletics coach. In 1966, Fitzsimmons was once again a Cubs coach.

He was pressed into service as an umpire for one game in 1941.

Fitzsimmons was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Winning Percentage Leader (1940)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1935)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 8 (1927-1931, 1933, 1934 & 1940)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1928)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 10 (1926-1934 & 1938)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1933

Preceded by
Bucky Harris
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Succeeded by
Ben Chapman

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1943 Philadelphia Blue Jays National League 26-38 7th Philadelphia Blue Jays replaced Bucky Harris (38-52) on July 27
1944 Philadelphia Blue Jays National League 61-92 8th Philadelphia Blue Jays
1945 Philadelphia Phillies National League 18-51 -- Philadelphia Phillies replaced by Ben Chapman on June 30
1953 Minneapolis Millers American Association 56-46 5th New York Giants replaced Jake Early (3-0) on June 8
1956 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League 81-58 2nd New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1961 Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League 65-81 8th Cleveland Indians replaced Herman Franks (2-6) on May 1

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