Frank Gilhooley
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Frank Gilhooley
Frank Gilhooley
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Frank Gilhooley, while with the New York Yankees, swings his bat at home plate.
Right fielder
Born: (1892-06-10)June 10, 1892
Toledo, Ohio
Died: July 11, 1959(1959-07-11) (aged 67)
Toledo, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1911, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1919, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.271
Home runs2
Runs batted in58

Francis Patrick "Frank" Gilhooley Sr. (June 10, 1892 - July 11, 1959) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mostly as a right fielder from 1911 through 1919 for the St. Louis Cardinals (1911-12), New York Yankees (1913-18) and Boston Red Sox (1919). Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 155 lb., Gilhooley batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Early life

He was born in Toledo, Ohio and attended Central Catholic High School (Toledo, Ohio).

Professional career

In a nine-season career, Gilhooley was a .271 hitter (289-for-1068) with two home runs and 58 RBI in 312 games, including 142 runs, 30 doubles 10 triples, 37 stolen bases, and a .357 on-base percentage. His most productive season came with the 1918 Yankees, when he appeared in a career-high 112 games while hitting .276 with 23 RBI, 59 runs and 19 extrabases, also career-numbers.

As an oufielder, Gilhooley played 285 games at right field (236), left (30) and center (19), recording a collective .957 fielding percentage.

He was later the player-manager of the Jersey City Skeeters in the International League in 1928 and 1929.

Personal life

He married Mae Casey in 1917, and had 3 children, Mary Irene, Mary Frances and Frank Jr. Frank Jr. announced for the Toledo Mud Hens and was also the sports director at WTVG-TV, Channel 13, until 1986.[1]

Gilhooley died in his homeland of Toledo, Ohio, at age 67.


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