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San Francisco Giants: 10 best second basemen in franchise history

20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
20 Oct 2001: Jeff Kent #21 of the San Francisco Giants swings for the bleachersduring the game against the Houston Astros at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros defeated the Giants 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
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3. Frankie Frisch (1919-1926), New York Giants

Stats: 116 OPS+, .321/.367/.444, 1,303 H, 54 HR, 524 RBI, 701 R
WAR: 37.8 rWAR/39.1 fWAR
Accolades: Hall of Fame (1947)
WS Titles: 2

Frankie Frisch is perhaps best known for being one of the faces of the St. Louis Cardinals “Gashouse Gang” in the 1930s.

He won NL MVP in 1931 while playing with the Cardinals and spent 11 seasons of his 19-year Hall of Fame career in St. Louis.

However, he actually posted a higher WAR during his eight seasons with the Giants while playing a major part in a pair of World Series winners in 1921 and 1922.

He led the NL in hits (223) and total bases (311) in 1923, runs scored (121) in 1924, and finished in the top 10 in NL MVP voting twice while wearing a Giants uniform.

Aside from his stellar regular season numbers, Frisch also hit .363/.420/.471 in 114 plate appearances during four trips to the World Series with the Giants.

His time with the team ended when he was traded to the Cardinals in exchange for Rogers Hornsby, who was then traded himself a year later.

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