Welcome to the fifth installment of my series featuring players from the 1955 Bowman set that would have turned 100 this year. Players featured thus far:
- Red Schoendienst - February 2
- Jim Hughes - March 21
- Solly Hemus - April 17
- Bob Kuzava - May 28
Today's featured player is Marion Fricano (card #316), who I'm spotlighting on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Date of Birth:July 15, 1923
First Year in Organized Baseball:
Link to a Really Old Baseball Guy:
|1979 Topps #424 - California Angels/Jim Fregosi|
Other interesting facts about Marion Fricano:
- Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, beginning in 1943 and completing his service after the war, in 1947.
- Spent five full years in the minor leagues before his major league debut, and six full years in the minors after his final major league appearance in 1955.
- Died May 18, 1976.