Freddie Fitzsimmons Stats

Freddie Fitzsimmons was born on Sunday, July 28, 1901, in Mishawaka, Indiana. Fitzsimmons was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 12, 1925, with the New York Giants. 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 Freddie Fitzsimmons baseball stats page.

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"When Fitz was good he used to give you two knucklers and then come through with a high fast ball. The next time you would look for the fast one he'd throw another knuckler. He was a whizz at giving you the pitch you weren't looking for at that particular time." - Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett in Baseball Magazine (November 1940)

Freddie Fitzsimmons

Fred Fitzsimmons Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#14)

Fred Fitzsimmons Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam Baseball Card (#14)

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Birth Name:
Frederick Landis Fitzsimmons
Nickname:
Fat Freddie or Fitz or Fred or Freddie
Born On:
07-28-1901  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Mishawaka, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-18-1979 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Yucca Valley, California
Cemetery:
Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, California
High School:
Mishawaka High School (Mishawaka, IN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-12-1925 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-16-1943
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Freddie Fitzsimmons Pitching Stats

1925 24 Giants 10 8 2 6 3 .667 2.65 6 1 0 74.2 304 70 22 25 4 18 - 17 0 0 0 -
1926 25 Giants 37 26 7 14 10 .583 2.88 12 0 0 219.0 907 224 70 90 7 58 - 48 3 4 0 -
1927 26 Giants 42 31 7 17 10 .630 3.72 14 1 3 244.2 1,043 260 101 127 15 67 - 78 3 4 0 -
1928 27 Giants 40 32 7 20 9 .690 3.68 16 1 1 261.1 1,084 264 107 119 13 65 - 67 6 4 0 -
1929 28 Giants 37 31 3 15 11 .577 4.10 14 4 1 221.2 950 242 101 122 14 66 - 55 4 2 1 -
1930 29 Giants 41 29 9 19 7 .731 4.25 17 1 1 224.1 946 230 106 125 26 59 - 76 6 1 0 -
1931 30 Giants 35 33 1 18 11 .621 3.05 19 4 0 253.2 1,045 242 86 111 16 62 - 78 5 0 0 -
1932 31 Giants 35 31 3 11 11 .500 4.43 11 0 0 237.2 1,060 287 117 132 18 83 - 65 7 3 0 -
1933 32 Giants 36 35 1 16 11 .593 2.90 13 1 0 251.2 895 243 81 106 14 72 - 65 2 2 0 -
1934 33 Giants 38 37 1 18 14 .563 3.04 14 3 1 263.1 1,082 266 89 114 12 51 - 73 9 1 0 -
1935 34 Giants 18 15 3 4 8 .333 4.02 6 4 0 94.0 399 104 42 43 7 22 - 23 3 1 0 -
1936 35 Giants 28 17 9 10 7 .588 3.32 7 0 2 141.0 587 147 52 58 6 39 - 35 1 0 0 -
1937 36 Giants 6 4 1 2 2 .500 4.61 1 1 0 27.1 111 28 14 14 3 8 - 13 2 0 0 -
1937 36 Dodgers 13 13 0 4 8 .333 4.27 4 0 0 90.2 390 91 43 47 2 32 - 29 2 1 0 -
1938 37 Dodgers 27 26 1 11 8 .579 3.02 12 3 0 202.2 842 205 68 83 8 43 - 38 3 3 1 -
1939 38 Dodgers 27 20 4 7 9 .438 3.87 5 0 3 151.1 654 178 65 79 6 28 - 44 0 3 0 -
1940 39 Dodgers 20 18 2 16 2 .889 2.81 11 4 1 134.1 543 120 42 43 5 25 - 35 2 1 0 -
1941 40 Dodgers 13 12 1 6 1 .857 2.07 3 1 0 82.2 351 78 19 33 3 26 - 19 0 2 0 -
1942 41 Dodgers 1 1 0 0 0 .000 15.00 0 0 0 3.0 16 6 5 5 1 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
1943 42 Dodgers 9 7 2 3 4 .429 5.44 1 0 0 44.2 201 50 27 29 6 21 - 12 0 1 1 -
19 Years 513 426 64 217 146 .598 3.51 186 29 13 3,223.2 13,410 3,335 1,257 1,505 186 846 - 870 58 33 3 -

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Freddie Fitzsimmons Hitting Stats

1925 24 Giants 10 29 3 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 0 1 - .310 .333 .345
1926 25 Giants 37 86 3 11 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 19 1 0 0 - .128 .128 .151
1927 26 Giants 42 87 6 18 2 1 0 0 8 1 0 9 8 0 0 - .207 .216 .253
1928 27 Giants 40 94 7 18 4 1 0 0 9 3 0 12 5 0 1 - .191 .224 .255
1929 28 Giants 37 82 5 15 4 0 0 0 9 1 0 11 2 0 0 - .183 .193 .232
1930 29 Giants 41 83 15 22 3 1 2 0 13 4 0 11 5 0 0 5 .265 .299 .398
1931 30 Giants 35 92 16 21 3 1 4 1 18 7 0 18 3 0 2 2 .228 .297 .413
1932 31 Giants 35 86 10 19 3 1 2 0 10 0 0 12 6 0 1 0 .221 .230 .349
1933 32 Giants 36 95 3 19 3 1 2 0 6 1 0 14 3 0 0 3 .200 .208 .316
1934 33 Giants 38 95 12 22 2 1 2 0 8 3 0 12 2 0 2 6 .232 .270 .337
1935 34 Giants 18 31 2 8 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .258 .281 .290
1936 35 Giants 28 47 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 1 1 .149 .167 .170
1937 36 Giants 6 10 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .700
1937 36 Dodgers 13 30 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 1 .167 .219 .167
1938 37 Dodgers 27 70 8 12 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 14 4 1 0 1 .171 .213 .200
1939 38 Dodgers 27 47 7 11 1 0 1 0 5 4 0 10 3 0 2 1 .234 .321 .319
1940 39 Dodgers 20 47 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 8 4 0 2 1 .106 .176 .128
1941 40 Dodgers 13 28 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .143 .226 .179
1942 41 Dodgers 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1943 42 Dodgers 9 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 .071 .133 .071
19 Years 513 1,155 112 231 35 7 14 1 103 36 0 177 58 1 13 22 .200 .232 .279

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Freddie Fitzsimmons Fielding Stats

1925 Giants P 10 8 224 30 3.0 30 3 27 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.62
1926 Giants P 37 26 657 82 2.2 82 20 62 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.37
1927 Giants P 42 31 734 80 1.9 78 19 59 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.87
1928 Giants P 40 32 784 86 2.2 86 23 63 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.96
1929 Giants P 37 31 665 87 2.4 83 13 70 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.37
1930 Giants P 41 29 673 94 2.3 92 22 70 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.69
1931 Giants P 35 33 761 106 3.0 102 13 89 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.62
1932 Giants P 35 31 713 96 2.7 94 16 78 2 10 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.56
1933 Giants P 36 35 755 99 2.8 95 12 83 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.40
1934 Giants P 38 37 790 98 2.6 95 24 71 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.25
1935 Giants P 18 15 282 32 1.8 32 8 24 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1936 Giants P 28 17 423 45 1.6 42 11 31 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.68
1937 Giants P 6 4 82 5 0.8 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1937 Dodgers P 13 13 272 28 2.2 28 4 24 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.78
1938 Dodgers P 27 26 608 80 3.0 79 13 66 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.51
1939 Dodgers P 27 20 454 65 2.4 65 13 52 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.87
1940 Dodgers P 20 18 403 45 2.3 43 15 28 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.88
1941 Dodgers P 13 12 248 33 2.5 33 3 30 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.59
1942 Dodgers P 1 1 9 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1943 Dodgers P 9 7 134 15 1.7 14 4 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.82
P Totals 513 426 9,671 1,207 2.4 1,179 237 942 28 79 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.29
19 Years 513 426 9,671 1,207 2.4 1,179 237 942 28 79 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.29

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Freddie Fitzsimmons Miscellaneous Stats

1925 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.3 7.3 0.94 2.05 2.17
1926 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 28.7 0.83 1.97 2.38
1927 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.7 10.9 1.16 2.87 2.46
1928 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.8 10.4 1.03 2.31 2.24
1929 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 9.1 0.83 2.23 2.68
1930 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 41.5 7.5 6.4 1.29 3.05 2.37
1931 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 23.0 5.1 5.1 1.26 2.77 2.20
1932 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 43.0 7.2 8.6 0.78 2.46 3.14
1933 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 47.5 6.8 15.8 0.90 2.32 2.57
1934 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 47.5 7.9 11.9 1.43 2.49 1.74
1935 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 31.0 15.5 1.05 2.20 2.11
1936 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.90 2.23 2.49
1937 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 10.0 5.0 10.0 1.63 4.28 2.63
1937 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 30.0 0.91 2.88 3.18
1938 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 17.5 0.88 1.69 1.91
1939 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 47.0 4.7 9.4 1.57 2.62 1.67
1940 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 47.0 1.40 2.34 1.67
1941 Dodgers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 28.0 28.0 0.73 2.07 2.83
1942 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 3.00
1943 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.57 2.42 4.23
19 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 82.5 6.5 11.2 1.03 2.43 2.36

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Did you know that when Freddie Fitzsimmons finished the season in 1940, he had sixteen wins, only two losses, and a Dodgers franchise record for best winning percentage in team history, .889 W-L% (minimum 15 wins)? Skipper Leo Durocher said the year, "I wish we had nine guys like Fitz. We'd never lose." Since Fat Freddie, only Preacher Roe (22 wins / 3 losses / .880 W-L% / 1951), and Clayton Kershaw (21 wins / 3 losses / .875 W-L% / 2014), have threatened the record.

Freddie Fitzsimmons led the National League in winning percentage with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940, and with the New York Giants in 1930, both former New York based franchises that relocated to the west coast. The only other pitcher to duplicate that unique feat was Hall of Fame righty Joe McGinnity , who led the NL with Brooklyn in 1900 and New York in 1904.

The Giants record for double plays in a season by a pitcher was tied by Kirk Rueter in 2001, eleven, set originally by Art Nehf in 1920. Both of those record setting pitchers were lefties. Freddie Fitzsimmons holds the team record for most double plays in a season by a right-handed pitcher, with ten, accomplished first in 1932, then tied once after, by him, in 1934!

Freddie Fitzsimmons hung up his cleats in 1943, having set the Major League record for most double plays turned by a pitcher in baseball history (79). Fitzsimmons took over the record set originally by hall of famer Burleigh Grimes (74) and held the record until he was passed by three future hall of famers, Warren Spahn (82), Phil Niekro (83) and the current record holder, Greg Maddux (89).

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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