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01-08-2002, 09:29 PM
Name two Cardinals who played second base for Fordham University ;)
01-08-2002, 09:33 PM
Could Frankie Frisch be one of them? :D
01-08-2002, 09:35 PM
On the ball, Duque. The Fordham Flash is one
01-08-2002, 09:41 PM
01-08-2002, 09:48 PM
01-08-2002, 10:45 PM
His greatest achievements took place in NY
01-08-2002, 10:53 PM
01-08-2002, 11:03 PM
I'm not aware of Huggins school affiliation. Anyway, he's not the guy I'm thhinking of
01-08-2002, 11:28 PM
He wasn't at all known for his baseball record. In fact, he isn't in b-r.com! ;)
01-09-2002, 05:34 AM
He didn't even manage?
01-09-2002, 09:41 AM
Not in baseball
01-09-2002, 09:49 AM
I'm starting to feel guilty on this one. It's a trick question that I heard about 20 years ago, and I've never heard anyone get it right. But in this esteemed company, I thought someone would have gotten it. I think it's a neat question that you'd enjoy :cool: You will certainly be able to use it as a stumper!
If no one has the answer in the next hour or so, I'll come clean :)
01-09-2002, 10:12 AM
Shoot - - it's a member of the church. Cooke? O'Connor?
01-09-2002, 10:32 AM
That's close enough, Steve. I'll cite some lines from a site where I got some details:
You'll remember these two gents as Frankie Frisch and Frankie Spellman. Well Frisch you know you remember but Spellman you don't realize you remember.
Frisch, known as the Fordham Flash, was a stand out athlete in college starring in football, baseball, basketball and track. Upon graduation, Frisch went directly to the New York Giants where he proved to be an accomplished field and hitter. He batted over .300 13 times in his career, was MVP in 1931, Runner-up another year and elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947. Frisch had played exactly 1,000 games for the Giants when he and Jimmy Ring were traded to the Cardinals for Rogers Hornsby.
A decade before Frisch's tenure as Fordham's second baseman, Jack Coffey held the position. Coffey's backup was Frankie Spellman. Coffey went on to play in the majors for two years and later became the athletic director for his alma mater. His backup entered the priesthood and was eventually became Francis Cardinal Spellman, head of the Archdiocese of New York City.
I hope you all enjoy this question as much as I do. Use it on your friends. It's fun to see their reaction when you eventually give them the answer :)
01-09-2002, 10:37 AM
I should have got this earlier - - - about 4 years ago, at work, I used a quote from "Cardinal Joaquin Andujar" in a memo and very few realized I was using a baseball player!
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