Lonny Frey Stats

Lonny Frey was born on Tuesday, August 23, 1910, in St. Louis, Missouri. Frey was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 29, 1933, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lonny Frey baseball stats page.

"Playing ball in the Army (1944-1945) was something else. You didn't bear down so hard. Not that you didn't try, but rather the pressure was off to a great extent. Then, too, I didn't have a brilliant shortstop like Eddie Miller playing along side of me. That also made a difference, I can tell you. I always know what Eddie is going to do and that makes for ideal teamwork around the keystone. But everything considered, I have no complaints. My legs are O.L. and so is my arm. So I can't see why I shouldn't go along at the same clip as before I went into the service. Don't think I'm a pound heavier either. Yes, you can take it from, it's good to be back." - Lonny Frey in The Dayton Herald (Bob Husted, 03/09/1946, Good To See Frey At Second , Page 12)
Lonny Frey

Lonny Frey Autograph on a 1940 Play Ball Reprint (#76 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1940pla02' title='1940 Play Ball Reprint Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Lonny Frey Autograph on a 1940 Play Ball Reprint (#76 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Linus Reinhard Frey
Nickname:
Junior or Lonny
Born On:
08-23-1910  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-13-2009 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Cemetery:
Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, Washington
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out After Grammar School)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
08-29-1933 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-28-1948
Draft:
Not Applicable
Lonny Frey

Lonny Frey Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Lonny Frey

Lonny Frey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1933 23 Dodgers 34 135 25 43 5 3 0 0 12 13 0 13 2 0 0 4 .319 .378 .400
1934 24 Dodgers 125 490 77 139 24 5 8 0 57 52 1 54 9 0 5 7 .284 .358 .402
1935 25 Dodgers 131 515 88 135 35 11 11 1 77 66 2 68 2 0 5 13 .262 .352 .437
1936 26 Dodgers 148 524 63 146 29 4 4 0 60 71 8 56 8 0 4 13 .279 .369 .372
1937 27 Cubs 78 198 33 55 9 3 1 0 22 33 4 15 7 0 0 4 .278 .381 .369
1938 28 Reds 124 501 76 133 26 6 4 0 36 49 0 50 7 0 0 1 .265 .331 .365
1939 29 Reds 125 484 95 141 27 9 11 0 55 72 4 46 25 0 4 6 .291 .388 .452
1940 30 Reds 150 563 102 150 23 6 8 0 54 80 4 48 17 0 3 6 .266 .361 .371
1941 31 Reds 146 543 78 138 29 5 6 0 59 72 1 37 11 0 3 7 .254 .345 .359
1942 32 Reds 141 523 66 139 23 6 2 0 39 87 4 38 8 0 2 4 .266 .373 .344
1943 33 Reds 144 586 78 154 20 8 2 0 43 76 4 56 5 0 0 2 .263 .347 .334
1946 36 Reds 111 333 46 82 10 3 3 0 24 63 10 31 3 0 1 5 .246 .368 .321
1947 37 Cubs 24 43 4 9 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 .209 .277 .209
1947 37 Yankees 24 28 10 5 2 0 0 0 2 10 0 1 1 0 1 1 .179 .410 .250
1948 38 Yankees 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1948 38 Giants 29 51 6 13 1 0 1 0 6 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 .255 .309 .333
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,535 5,517 848 1,482 263 69 61 1 549 752 42 525 105 0 28 73 .269 .359 .374
Lonny Frey

Lonny Frey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1933 Dodgers SS 34 34 855 173 5.1 155 66 89 18 11 n/a n/a n/a .896 4.89
1934 Dodgers 3B 13 12 249 43 3.3 38 13 25 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .884 4.12
1934 Dodgers SS 110 107 2,742 642 5.8 607 232 375 35 81 n/a n/a n/a .945 5.98
1935 Dodgers 2B 4 4 108 23 5.8 23 10 13 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.75
1935 Dodgers SS 127 126 3,279 696 5.5 652 264 388 44 72 n/a n/a n/a .937 5.37
1936 Dodgers 2B 30 26 702 149 5.0 138 64 74 11 12 n/a n/a n/a .926 5.31
1936 Dodgers CF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1936 Dodgers SS 117 116 3,024 620 5.3 569 238 331 51 52 n/a n/a n/a .918 5.08
1937 Cubs 2B 12 10 249 57 4.8 56 24 32 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .982 6.07
1937 Cubs 3B 9 4 105 9 1.0 8 6 2 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.06
1937 Cubs CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1937 Cubs LF 4 4 108 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1937 Cubs SS 32 27 696 128 4.0 120 53 67 8 11 n/a n/a n/a .938 4.66
1938 Reds 2B 121 120 3,147 693 5.7 668 278 390 25 80 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.73
1938 Reds SS 3 2 51 16 5.3 14 3 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 7.41
1939 Reds 2B 124 124 3,318 754 6.1 736 324 412 18 83 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.99
1940 Reds 2B 150 149 444 899 6.0 878 366 512 21 111 n/a n/a n/a .977 53.39
1941 Reds 2B 145 144 1,233 796 5.5 772 340 432 24 93 n/a n/a n/a .970 16.91
1942 Reds 2B 140 136 3,720 782 5.6 764 340 424 18 95 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.55
1943 Reds 2B 144 144 3,843 873 6.1 860 399 461 13 112 n/a n/a n/a .985 6.04
1946 Reds 2B 52 46 1,287 354 6.8 341 169 172 13 33 n/a n/a n/a .963 7.15
1946 Reds CF 14 14 360 134 9.6 132 131 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.90
1946 Reds LF 4 3 81 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.33
1946 Reds RF 24 20 525 144 6.0 142 138 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 7.30
1947 Cubs 2B 9 6 165 37 4.1 37 17 20 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.05
1947 Yankees 2B 8 7 207 39 4.9 36 14 22 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .923 4.70
1948 Giants 2B 13 8 195 50 3.8 46 24 22 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .920 6.37
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 952 924 18,618 5,506 5.8 5,355 2,369 2,986 151 642 n/a n/a n/a .973 7.77
SS Totals 423 412 10,647 2,275 5.4 2,117 856 1,261 158 228 n/a n/a n/a .931 5.37
RF Totals 24 20 525 144 6.0 142 138 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 7.30
3B Totals 22 16 354 52 2.4 46 19 27 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .885 3.51
CF Totals 16 14 372 135 8.4 133 132 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.65
LF Totals 8 7 189 14 1.8 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
14 Years 1,445 1,393 30,705 8,126 5.6 7,807 3,528 4,279 319 874 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.86
Lonny Frey

Lonny Frey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1933 Dodgers 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.4 11.3 - - -
1934 Dodgers 11 6 .647 4 1 n/a 61.3 9.1 8.6 - - -
1935 Dodgers 6 7 .462 0 0 n/a 46.8 7.6 6.7 - - -
1936 Dodgers 7 4 .636 3 1 n/a 131.0 9.4 8.7 - - -
1937 Cubs 6 5 .545 21 1 n/a 198.0 13.2 9.0 - - -
1938 Reds 4 4 .500 1 0 n/a 125.3 10.0 13.9 - - -
1939 Reds 5 2 .714 1 0 n/a 44.0 10.5 8.8 - - -
1940 Reds 22 6 .786 0 0 n/a 70.4 11.7 10.4 - - -
1941 Reds 16 12 .571 1 0 n/a 90.5 14.7 9.2 - - -
1942 Reds 9 14 .391 1 0 n/a 261.5 13.8 13.4 - - -
1943 Reds 7 10 .412 0 0 n/a 293.0 10.5 13.6 - - -
1946 Reds 5 2 .714 19 0 n/a 111.0 10.7 13.9 - - -
1947 Cubs 0 0 .000 13 2 n/a 0.0 7.2 14.3 - - -
1947 Yankees 3 0 1.000 6 10 n/a 0.0 28.0 14.0 - - -
1948 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1948 Giants 0 0 .000 14 2 n/a 51.0 8.5 8.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 105 75 .583 84 18 n/a 90.4 10.5 10.0 - - -
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Lonny Frey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 11 Undetermined - -
1934 Brooklyn Dodgers 8 Undetermined - -
1935 Brooklyn Dodgers 8 Undetermined - -
1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 8 Undetermined - -
1937 Chicago Cubs 15 Undetermined - -
1938 Cincinnati Reds 47 Undetermined - -
1939 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined Stats Stats
1940 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined Stats -
1942 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - -
1943 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined Stats -
1946 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - -
1947 Chicago Cubs 22 Undetermined - Stats
1947 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - Stats
1948 New York Yankees 14 Undetermined - -
1948 New York Giants 28 Undetermined - -


Linus Reinhard Frey was a Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1933-1936), Chicago Cubs (1937, 1947), Cincinnati Reds (1938-1943, 1946), New York Yankees (1947-1948), and New York Giants (1948). Lonny, his nickname, worked at a meat-packing plant where he played sandlot baseball at night. During the Great Depression he got laid off, he needed a job, and decided to attend an open tryout for the St. Louis Cardinals , where he was signed (in 1931) by Jimmy Hamilton!

Eight years later, Lonny Frey played in the 1939 All-Star Game , but it was not an easy journey - the New York Herald Tribune wrote, "Anyone predicting this spring that Linus Frey not only would play a full game at second base in the All-Star Game but also avert a shutout for the National League . . . would have been gently led away to the nearest psychopathic ward and barred from the press box for life."

Why? Because Lonny led the majors in errors at shortstop in 1935 (44 errors) and 1936 (51 errors), resulting in his trade to Chicago in 1937, where he committed 8 errors in 30 games, and was used at several other positions before being traded to Cincinnati .

The 1938 Reds used Frey in 3 games at short, Lonny committed 2 errors, so they made him a second baseman. One year later, he appeared in his first of three Midsummer Classics !

Lonny Frey Baseball Card
Lonny Frey | 1977 Bob Parker Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1940 , Lonny Frey statistically led EVERY National League second basemen in games played, assists, chances, putouts, double plays, and fielding percentage! He batted lefty-only, after having been a switch-hitter from 1933 through 1938, and led the league in stolen bases as well, the first Cincinnati Reds left-handed batter to sit at top of the stolen base leaderboard !

Did you know that when the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum opened in 1958, Lonny Frey was their first second-baseman ever inducted?

Last-Modified: May 13, 2019 3:08 AM EST

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