Wednesday, October 14, 2009
#7 Fritz Brickell
Fritz Darrell Brickell
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Weight: 157 lb.
Born: March 19, 1935 in Wichita, KS
Traded by the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Angels for Duke Maas on April 4, 1961.
Popped up to shortstop at Baltimore April 11, 1961.
Later purchased by the Washington Senators from the Los Angeles Angels on September 12, 1963.
In 21 games he batted .122 and committed 7 errors in the field.
Committed 1st putout, and error in Angels history.
Brickell stayed in the Yankees organization until April 4,
1961 when they traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for Duke Maas. Fritz became the first starting shortstop for the expansion Angels but was waylaid by injuries, appearing in only 21 games. He was dispatched to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where after he healed a bit, had probably his best season yet, hitting .307 in 108 games and fielding .985, while holding down the second base position.