Frederic Carl Reichardt
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: March 16, 1943 in Madison, WI
MLB Debut: September 1, 1964 Los Angeles Angels
Final MLB Game: April 9, 1974 Kansas City Royals
Years with the Angels: 1964-1970
1965 Topps #194
June 24, 1964: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
April 27, 1970: Traded by the California Angels with Aurelio Rodriguez to the Washington Senators for Ken McMullen.
Started the game in center field and made the third putout in the first when Tom Tresh flied out to him. In his first plate appearance in the second, he struck out against Al Downing on the way to an 0 for 4 performance in a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday, September 1, 1964 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
1964 - 1970
In 563 games for the Angels he hit .261 with 68 HR and drove in 261.
Played 516 games in LF, third most behind Garret Anderson and Brian Downing.
Best Angels Performance:
Went 2 for 4, both HRs, scored 3 times and drove in 4 in a 16-9 win against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, April 30, 1966 (D) at Fenway Park.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Star football player at the University of Wisconsin and played in the Rose Bowl.
- Drew such large bonus offers in 1964 that the major leagues soon decided to institute a draft.
- Had a kidney surgically removed early in his major league career after suffering from kidney disease.
- Led the AL in being hit by a pitch 13 times in 1966.
- Hit 2 HR in a game 9 times.
- Went 0 for 8 with 6 Ks in a game in 1966.
- # 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Angels.