When you can win games on the worst team in the history of the Braves, that deserves a note. Not a footnote but a note.
Fred Frankhouse played for the Braves and the Bees from 1930-35 and 1939. He was a right handed pitcher born on April 9, 1904.
The 1935 Braves were flat out horrible. They lost a modern day record of 115 games. That was a record of .248, the worst in franchise history.
What about Frank? He managed to win 11 games and finish with a .423 record. Not bad all things considered. No other Braves pitcher won more than 8 games in 1935 and only one other, Bob Smith, managed to win more than five.
His specialty pitch was “the old roundhouse curve”, and he was often referred to as a “spitballer” during his career as a pitcher. Frankhouse pitched in Babe Ruth’s final game that year.
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