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 Frederick Charles Hutchinson

Frederick Charles Hutchinson

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 12 Nov 1964 (aged 45)
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Burial Renton, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 10707 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player and Manager. He began his playing career in 1937 as a member of the minor league Yakima Indians of the Northwest League. The following year he pitched in his hometown for the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League where he was named the league's Most Valuable Player and voted as Seattle's Man of the Year by the sporting community. He spent 11 seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher for the American League Detroit Tigers, compiling a 95 and 71 won-loss record. He appeared in the sixth game of the 1940 World's Series, pitching one inning against the National League Cincinnati Reds. His major league career was interrupted following the outbreak of World War II, where he served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946. Following his playing career with the Tigers, he coached in the major leagues for an additional 12 seasons, compiling a managerial record of 830 wins and 827 losses. He served as manager of the Detroit Tigers from 1952 to 1954 and as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1956 to 1958. He returned to Seattle as manager of the Seattle Rainiers between major league assignments during the 1950's, leading the Rainiers to the Pacific Coast League Championship in 1955. From 1959 to 1964 he managed the National League Cincinnati Reds, leading the club to a first place division finish in 1961, before losing to the New York Yankees four games to one in the World Series. He was named National League Manager of the Year in 1957 and Manager of the Year in 1961. In 1964 he was posthumously named Man of the Year by "Sport" magazine following his death from lung cancer earlier in the year at the age of 45. He was inducted into the Cincinnati Hall of Fame in 1965, after having his uniform and number officially retired. The year 1965 also saw the creation and opening of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, which was named and dedicated in honor of his memory.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10707
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Charles Hutchinson (12 Aug 1919–12 Nov 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10707, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Renton, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .