Frick, Ford

Frick, Ford (Christopher)

(1894–1978) baseball executive; born in Wawaka, Ind. A New York American sportswriter for many years (1922–34), he also made radio sports broadcasts (1930–34). He served as National League president (1934–51) and commissioner of baseball (1951–65). He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969.
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