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|Born: August 31, 1966|
|July 9, 1992, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 2001, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Runs batted in||194|
Frye played in Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies for all or part eight seasons between 1992 and 2001. He was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall, 165 pounds (75 kg) and he threw and batted right-handed. Born in Oakland, California, he graduated from high school in Panama, Oklahoma, and played college baseball at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Frye was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round of the 1988 amateur draft and made his big league debut with them on July 9, 1992, at Arlington Stadium during a 14-4 Rangers victory over the Cleveland Indians. Frye went 2-for-3, including a triple, walk, RBI and three runs, as the starting second baseman and leadoff hitter. His first career home run came July 24, 1992, off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Arthur Rhodes at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He missed the 1993 season due to injury.
In 1996, after hitting just .238 in 49 games with the Rangers' American Association affiliate Oklahoma City 89ers, Frye was released. That same day, June 5, he was signed as a free agent with the Red Sox. He had a career year in 1997 when he hit .310 with 6 home runs in 127 games. He missed the entire 1998 season due to an injured left knee but returned for the 1999 season, playing in 47 games.
Frye became a bench player when the Red Sox signed second baseman José Offerman prior to the 1999 season and, on July 27, 2000, was traded to the Colorado Rockies with Brian Rose and John Wasdin in exchange for Rolando Arrojo, Rick Croushore and Mike Lansing.
On December 11, 2000, he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays. On August 3, 2001 at a game in the SkyDome, aphids were in the ballpark causing him to wear a mask on his face for the whole game.
He made history on August 17, 2001, when he became only the second Blue Jay in history to hit for the cycle. The only other Blue Jays player to hit for the cycle was Kelly Gruber, who happened to be in attendance that day.
Frye's final big league appearance came September 20, 2001, as he pinch-hit for catcher Darrin Fletcher in the 8th inning of a 12-6 loss to the Orioles. Frye flew out to left field and remained in the game at second base, replacing Homer Bush defensively.
Retired, Frye now works as a sports agent and represents current MLB players, such as Ian Kinsler.