Frank Sullivan (baseball)

Franklin Leal Sullivan (January 23, 1930 – January 19, 2016), was an American professional baseball right-handed pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins over parts of eleven seasons, spanning 19531963. Sullivan was named to the American League (AL) All-Star team, in 1955 and 1956, and was elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, in 2008.

Sullivan was one of the tallest pitchers of his time, standing 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall. After the 1960 season, the Red Sox traded him to the Phillies for another towering right-hander, 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)-tall Gene Conley. Coincidentally, Conley had been the winning pitcher and Sullivan the loser of the 1955 All-Star Game. A walk-off home run by Stan Musial on the first pitch from Sullivan in the bottom of the 12th inning brought the midsummer classic to an abrupt end. Sullivan had entered the game with two men out in the eighth and had held the National League (NL) scoreless for 313 innings prior to Musial’s clout.

In 1955, Sullivan topped the AL with 260 innings pitched and tied with Whitey Ford for the most wins (18). For his career, he posted a 97–100 win–loss record, with a 3.60 earned run average (ERA), in 351 pitching appearances. He dropped 18 of his 21 National League decisions as a member of the Phillies, but went 94–82 in the American League. Overall, Sullivan permitted 1,702 hits and 559 bases on balls in 1,732 MLB innings pitched. He struck out 959.

In September 2008, Sullivan published a memoir entitled, Life Is More Than 9 Innings.

He was one of the subjects of the 1957 Norman Rockwell painting The Rookie.[1]

Sullivan died in Lihue, Hawaii, from pneumonia on January 19, 2016 at the age of 85.[2]

Frank Sullivan
Frank Sullivan
Born: January 23, 1930
Hollywood, California
Died: January 19, 2016 (aged 85)
Lihue, Hawaii
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1953, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1963, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record97–100
Earned run average3.60
Career highlights and awards

See also


  1. ^ Hartford Courant (20 January 2016). "On The Fly: Frank Sullivan, 85, Was Immortalized By Norman Rockwell".
  2. ^ "Former pitcher Frank Sullivan dies at age 85".

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2016 in the United States

Events in the year 2016 in the United States.

Burbank High School (Burbank, California)

Burbank High School is the flagship public high school in Burbank, California. It was established in 1908 and opened on September 14, 1914, and its inaugural class had 334 students. It is a part of the Burbank Unified School District. The area had previously been served by the Glendale Union High School District.

Burbank High began an extensive facility update in 2003, and its first phase of reconstruction was a building housing new classrooms for the entire school. By 2005, the campus also had a new gym, pool, visual and performing arts center, parking structure, athletic field, and tennis courts.

In addition to a core curriculum that satisfies the University of California A-G requirements, Burbank High offers 17 Honors and Advanced Placement classes, a wide variety of visual arts classes, career technical classes and nationally recognized performing arts.In the past several years, the Academic Performance Index score (derived from State Testing) has risen by 95 points to a score of 806. No other school in the State with similar demographics made this amount of gain.

Frank Sullivan

Frank Sullivan is the name of:

Frank Sullivan (baseball) (1930–2016), MLB player

Frank Sullivan (basketball), college men's basketball coach

Frank Sullivan (film editor) (1896–1972), American film editor

Frank Sullivan (ice hockey, born 1898) (1898–1989), Canadian ice hockey player for the University of Toronto Grads and Canada

Frank Sullivan (ice hockey, born 1929) (1929–2009), Canadian ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks

Frank Sullivan (medical doctor), Scottish general practitioner and medical researcher

Frank Sullivan (writer) (1892–1976), American journalist and humorist

Frank Sullivan Jr. (born 1950), Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court


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