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Frank LaPorte

Frank LaPorte
Second baseman/Third baseman
Born: (1880-02-06)February 6, 1880
Uhrichsville, Ohio
Died: September 25, 1939(1939-09-25) (aged 59)
Newcomerstown, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 29, 1905, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1915, for the Newark Pepper
MLB statistics
Batting average .281
Hits 1185
Runs batted in 560
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Federal League pennant: 1914
  • Federal League RBI champion: 1914

Frank Breyfogle Laporte (February 6, 1880 – September 25, 1939) was an American baseball player.

Born in Uhrichsville, Ohio, he began his major league career with the New York Highlanders (now New York Yankees) in 1905. He was eventually traded to the St. Louis Browns, where he had his best years. In 1911 he batted a career-high .314. In 1914 LaPorte went to the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the Federal League. He led the league with 107 RBIs in 1914 while batting .311 for the first-place Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1914. His last game was on 10/03/1915. After his 1915 season, he retired.

LaPorte died on September 25, 1939 in Newcomerstown, Ohio. He was buried in Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville, Ohio.

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