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Frank Sullivan

Born: Jan 23, 1930

Birthplace: Hollywood

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Frank Sullivan

Date of Birth : Jan 23, 1930
Birth Place : Hollywood

Franklin Leal Sullivan is an American former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eleven seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins. He tied for the American League lead in wins in 1955 with Boston. For his career, he compiled a 97-100 record in 351 appearances, with a 4.15 ERA and 959 strikeouts. Sullivan was named to the American League All-Star team in 1955 and 1956. He was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008. Sullivan was one of the tallest pitchers of his time, at 6 feet 6 inches. After the 1960 season, the Red Sox traded him to the Phillies for another towering right-hander, 6 ft 8 in Gene Conley, enabling Conley to play Major League baseball and NBA basketball for two teams in the same city. By coincidence, Conley had been the winning pitcher and Sullivan the loser of the 1955 All-Star Game. A walk-off home run by Stan Musial on the first pitch from Sullivan brought the '55 All-Star Game to an abrupt end in the bottom of the 12th inning. Sullivan had entered the game in the eighth inning and held the NL scoreless in the ninth, 10th and 11th.

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  • Baseball player
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