Frank Shellenback

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1898 – 1969

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Who was Frank Shellenback?

Frank Victor Shellenback was an American pitcher, pitching coach, and scout in Major League Baseball. As a pitcher, he was famous as an expert spitballer when the pitch was still legal in organized baseball; however, because Shellenback, then 21, was on a minor league roster when the spitball was outlawed after the 1919 season, he was banned from throwing the pitch in the Major Leagues. As a result, Shellenback spent 19 years — the remainder of his active careerthrowing the spitball legally in the Pacific Coast League. He won a record 295 PCL games.

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Born
Dec 16, 1898
Joplin
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Joplin
Died
Aug 17, 1969
Newton

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on July 23, 2013

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