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Frank "Spec" Shea
Birth: Oct. 2, 1920
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 2002
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The right-hander had a standout rookie year in 1947, when he went 14-5 with a 3.07 earned run average and 13 complete games for the New York Yankees. In the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, he won Game 1 by giving up two hits and one run in five innings in a 5-3 victory. He pitched a four-hitter in a 2-1 triumph in Game 5. He came back and started Game 7, but left in the second inning as the Yankees won 5-2. He also was the winning pitcher in the All-Star Game that year, when he relieved starter Hal Newhouser in the fourth and pitched three innings. He gave up a solo home run to Johnny Mize in the fourth and got the win when Stan Spence delivered an RBI single in the seventh for a 2-1 victory. Injuries hampered Shea the next four years, and the Yankees traded him along with outfielders Jackie Jensen and Archie Wilson and infielder Jerry Snyder to the Washington Senators on May 3, 1952 for outfielder Irv Noren and shortstop Tom Upton. Rejuvenated, he was 11-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 1951 and 12-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 1952. He finished his career with the Senators in 1955. His eight-year totals were 56-46, a 3.80 ERA, 48 complete games in 118 starts and 12 shutouts. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
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  Genevieve J Shea (1925 - 2005)*
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Saint James Cemetery
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
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Record added: Mar 27, 2006
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