Fred Anderson (baseball)

John Frederick Anderson (December 11, 1885 – November 8, 1957) was an American baseball player. He played for Davidson College in 1906, but later transferred to the Maryland Agricultural College (later the University of Maryland), where he played from 1907 to 1909. Then, the 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 180-pound pitcher moved to play for the Boston Red Sox. Anderson played in Boston in 1909 but did not play major league baseball again for the Red Sox again until due to his practicing dentistry.[1] In 1914, he jumped to the Federal League to play for Buffalo for the 1914 and 1915 seasons.

In 1916, he was sold to the New York Giants and Anderson played with them for three seasons. He pitched for the Giants in the 1917 World Series against the Chicago White Sox.

Anderson committed suicide on November 8, 1957, in his Winston-Salem, North Carolina home.[2]

Fred Anderson
Fred Anderson baseball
Born: December 11, 1885
Calahan, North Carolina
Died: November 8, 1957 (aged 71)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 1909, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 9, 1918, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record53–57
Earned run average2.86
Career highlights and awards

See also


  1. ^ James, Bill (1990). The Baseball Book 1990. Villard Books. p. 240.
  2. ^ Fred Anderson at SABR Baseball Biography Project

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