Sunday, February 21, 2016

1939 Play Ball #34: Frank Demaree, New York Giants, OF

Former 2-time All-Star Frank Demaree entered his 1st of 3 seasons with the Giants in 1939 after being traded by the Cubs with Billy Jurges and Ken O'Dea for Dick Bartell, Hank Leiber, and Gus Mancuso during the offseason.  With his best years behind him, Demaree still proved to be a good defensive outfielder for the Giants by reaching the league top 5 in Putouts ('39), Assists ('39), Double Plays ('39,'40), Range Factor/Game ('39), and Fielding Pct. ('39).  Demaree would end up with the Braves by the end of 1941 the Cardinals in 1943, and then the Browns in 1944 before finishing out his playing career in the minors in 1950.

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