Fred Corey

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Frederick Harrison Corey

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

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Biographical Information[edit]

"The ex-pitcher and ex-third baseman, Fred Corey, did... much to win success and ducats for the old Athletics..." - Sporting Life, June 8, 1901, remembering Fred Corey's contributions

Fred Corey was a two-way player in the majors who appeared seven seasons, six of which he pitched.

His major league debut was as the starter in the season opener for the 1878 Providence Grays. He played only seven games, unable to continue due to arm trouble. Corey had his best year with the bat with the 1884 Philadelphia Athletics. He did not pitch at all, playing exclusively at third base, while batting .276/.306/.421 with 16 triples. As a pitcher, his 2.43 ERA with the 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs was ninth-best in the NL. Later, with the 1883 Athletics, he went 10-7 on a pennant-winning team. Corey played every position on the diamond, appearing in 237 games at third base, 93 at pitcher, 46 in right field, 38 at shortstop, 29 in center field, 11 at second base, 8 in left field, 7 at first base and 1 at catcher.

Corey, who was born and died in Rhode Island, also played for the Rhode Island entry in the New England League in 1877. He managed the team in Hastings, NE for part of the 1887 season. When Charley Radbourn lost an eye in a hunting accident, Sporting Life in 1894 recalled that Fred's career ended due to a similar accident. In 1912, it was reported that he died by asphyxiation from gas fumes while staying at a hotel in Providence.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1887 Hastings Western League -- -- replaced by Ulysses Rohrer

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