100 Greatest Phillies: 96 – Chick Fraser

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Sun, December 21, 2008 02:00 PM | Comments: 5
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Chick Fraser
Staring pitcher
1899-1900, 1902-1904

Career w/Phillies: 1270 IP / 74-75 / 3.53 ERA / 454 K

Charles Fraser was “Chick” for short. He was a member of the 1908 Cubs team (you know, the last that won a World Series), but had his best seasons in Philadelphia. Fraser spent five seasons with the Phillies, throwing an average of more than 250 innings per season. Still, pitching in the dead-ball era, his somewhat low ERAs were actually league-average, for the most part. He walked a slew of batters, too. But for his stamina and first two strong seasons in Philly (1899 and 1900), Fraser remains a bright spot of the team’s early days. In 1901 he left the Baker Bowl for Columbia Park, going across the city to play for the Athletics.

Comment: Again, his hard work paid off for this spot. While never a really above-average pitcher, Fraser was always good for his workmanship.

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  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    He threw the first no hitter for the Phils of the 20th century.

  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    Damn it Greg… i was just going to say that! Thanks for stealing my thunder.

  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    oh yeah Chick, I remember watching him pitch in the good ol days…

  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Speaking of the Cubs,they just released their new slogan for next year……..100 years of Futility.WTG Lovable Losers

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