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Frank Whitehouse

Frank Whitehouse was born in England, in 1906, but he grew up in Peterborough and is fondly remembered by old-time baseball fans as probably the best pitcher ever produced by local sandlots.

A lefthander, Frank combined with another Hall of Famer, Lambert Collins, forming a battery which led Lew LeBarr – coached teams to successive Ontario Junior championships in 1923 and 1924. In one game, he matched famed Toronto hurler Irish Rasson pitch for pitch through 17 innings, and finally emerged on the winning end of a one-run decision. In another game vs. Niagara Falls, Whitehouse threw a no-hit, no-run game and fanned 16.

Frank’s ability earned him a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles, a Triple A team of an era when there were only 16 major league clubs, and AAA was but one step removed from the Major League. He also played in Rochester, NY, and in Grand Rapids, IA, at the AAA level.

Frank Whitehouse completed his professional baseball career in AA ball at Erie, PA, and Clarksburg, WV, of the Mid-Atlantic League, during the 1930′s.

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