NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 10-Frankie Frisch
When you are in the same sentence as Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle you were a pretty good player. Frankie Frisch is tied with Berra for the most World Series doubles in major league history with 10 and also is the record holder for the most World Series hits (58) for any player excluding Yankees (Berra and Mantle).
Frisch signed with the New York Giants in 1919 after attending college at Fordham University in New York. The best part was that he went directly to the major leagues without stepping foot on a minor league team.
He was named the team captain pretty much right when he arrived by his manager, John McGraw, and in 1923 he was the starting second baseman.
An interesting statistic is that he is tied with Pablo Sandoval for the all-time Giants’ postseason multi-game record with 15.
Although Frisch wasn’t an All-Star with the Giants, he was a two-time World Series winner with the organization in 1921 and 1922 in addition to leading the league in stolen bases in 1921 as well.
In 1948, he had a field named after him in Bedford Park, Bronx. It was previously named the Mosholu Baseball Field.