Fred Lucas - Player
Inducted in 1988
Frederick "Fritz"Warrington Lucas (Player) - He was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1935 season. "Fritz" batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Vineland, New Jersey.
Fritz" had a long journey getting to the major leagues. His minor league career started in 1923 with the Martinsburg Blue Sox, playing for them one year before joining the Bridgeport Bears (1924-'25). In the next six years he played for the Scranton Miners (1925-'26), York White Roses (1926), Columbus Senators (1926), Charleroi Babes/Governors (1927-'29), Houston Buffaloes (1930) and Rochester Red Wings (1930). In 1929,"Fritz" won the Triple Crown of the Middle Atlantic League while playing for the Charleroi Governors.
In 1935 "Fritz" joined the Phillies during the 1935 midseason as a reserve outfielder for Ethan Allen, George Watkins and Johnny Moore. He went 9-for-34 batting .265 average in 20 games (10 at-bats as a pinch-hitter), including two runs batted and scoring one run without extrabases.
In 1937, Fritz returned to the minor leagues playing with the Cambridge Cardinals helping them reached the league playoffs. In 1938 he played for the Union Springs Redbirds.
In 1939, Fritz managed the Cambridge Cardinals of the Eastern Shore Baseball League. The Cardinals won the Championship in 1939. He then managed the Hamilton Red Wings in 1940.
Lucas was a longtime resident of Cambridge, Maryland. He died in Cambridge at the age of 84.