Frank Lakaff

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Lakaff won over 100 games in the minor leagues, almost entirely in class B.

He started with the Rock Island Islanders in 1904. In 1905, he was 11-7 for the team and then hit .207 for them in 1906 (pitching statistics unavailable at BR Minors as of Jan. 2014). He split 1907 between the Augusta Tourists (2-7) and the Little Rock Travelers (2-4), his only significant time above B ball coming with Little Rock. He was 0-1 for the 1908 Portland Beavers and 14-10 between two Three-I League teams. He was 21-12 for Rock Island in 1909. He tied for third in the Three-I league in 1909, behind George Harden and George Daly.

"Bull" had a 17-8 record for the 1910 Islanders, tying for 7th in the league in wins. He went 23-13 and hit .282 in 1911, tying Clint Rogge for third in the Three-I league in wins and tying Rogge for the most games pitched (48). He had a nearly identical won-loss record (23-14) for the 1912 Decatur Commodores, placing 4th in wins behind Bunny Hearn, Rhoddy Hendrix and Cecil Wetzel. He fell to 9-24 in a repeat engagement with Decatur in 1913, tying for the league lead in defeats. He also pitched in 1914 for the Davenport Blue Sox (record unavailable at BR Minors as of Jan. 2014)

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