Frank Truesdale of the 1918 Red Sox — 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox by Allan Wood

Frank Day Truesdale
Second Base

5’8″, 145 lbs., Batted Both, Threw Right
Born: March 31, 1884, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: August 27, 1943, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Debut: April 17, 1910

 

Frank Truesdale played most of his career with the 1910 St. Louis Browns, where he hit .219 in 123 games. He appeared in one game in 1911 as a pinch-runner before being sent to the minors. Truesdale also played in 37 games with the 1914 New York Yankees.

In 1917, Truesdale was the second baseman for the International League champion Toronto Maple Leafs. Truesdale was 34 years old and not eligible for the draft. He spent about three months with the Red Sox before being released in mid-August.

Batting

Year Ag Tm  Lg  G    AB    R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG    TB  SH HBP
1910 26 SLB AL 123  415   39   91   7  2   1   25  29      48      .219  .303  .253  105   7  2
1911 27 SLB AL   1    0    1    0   0  0   0    0   0       0                          0   0  0
1914 30 NYY AL  77  217   22   46   4  0   0   13  11  11  39  35  .212  .340  .230   50   4  3
1918 34 BOS AL  15   36    6   10   1  0   0    2   1       4   5  .278  .350  .306   11   2  0
4 Seasons      216  668   68  147  12  2   1   40  41  11  91  40  .220  .318  .249  166  13  5

Fielding

Year Ag Tm Lg Pos G PO A E DP FP lgFP RnF lgRnF 1910 26 SLB AL 2B 122 279 313 56 41 .914 .945 4.85 4.91 1914 30 NYY AL 2B 67 121 185 17 19 .947 .953 4.57 4.78 3B 4 2 4 1 1 .857 .936 1.50 3.15 1918 34 BOS AL 2B 10 14 28 4 2 .913 .958 4.20 5.31 Position Total 2B 199 414 526 77 62 .924 .948 4.72 4.89 3B 4 2 4 1 1 .857 .936 1.50 3.15 Overall Total 203 416 530 78 63 .924 .948 4.66 4.85

Minor League Batting

Year Team        Lg   POS   G    AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR  TB  SB   BA   SLG
1905 Houston     TL   
1908 Houston     TL   INF                                       .260*
1908 Oakland    PCL    2B  60   238  29  60   7  3   2  79  17  .252  .332
1909 Oakland    PCL    2B  26    95   7  27   3  0   0  30   7  .284  .326
1917 Toronto     IL    2B           102                         .275
TOTALS                     86   333 138  87  10  3   2 109  24  .261  .327

* - approximate.
Minor Leagues: TL - Texas League; PCL - Pacific Coast League; IL - International League.