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Frankie Crosetti
Born: October 4, 1910(1910-10-04)
San Francisco, California
Died: February 11, 2002 (aged 91)
Stockton, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 12, 1932 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1948 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average     .245
Hits     1,541
Runs batted in     649
Career highlights and awards

Frank Peter Joseph Crosetti (October 4, 1910 - February 11, 2002), nicknamed "The Crow," was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1932-1948. As a player, he was on eight World Series champions (in 1932, 1936-39, 1941, 1943, and 1947).

Crosetti was born in San Francisco, California. In his career, he played in 1683 games and got 1541 hits for a .245 batting average. He led the American League in strikeouts twice, in stolen bases once, and in being hit by pitches eight times. He was also a two-time All-Star (1936, 1939).

Crosetti later became a coach with the Yankees (1948-68), Seattle Pilots (1969), and Minnesota Twins (1970-71). As a player and third base coach for the Yankees, Crosetti was part of 17 World Championship teams and 23 World Series participants overall, from 1932 to 1964, the most of any individual.

Crosetti died at age 91 from complications of a fall in Stockton, California and was entombed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

Crosetti was known for his ability to pull off the hidden ball trick and for being the weak link in the Yankees batting order. Several unflattering anecdotes about him appear in Jim Bouton's iconoclastic baseball book, "Ball Four."

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