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Frank Shellenback

Inducted as a player in 1943

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: December 16, 1898 in Joplin, MO
Died: August 17, 1969 in Newton, MA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Vernon Tigers (1920-24)
  • Sacramento Senators (1925)
  • Hollywood Stars (1926-35)
  • San Diego Padres (1936-38)

Notes: Member of the PCL Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1943...Named to the PCL All-Centennial Team as a pitcher for the 1903-57 era...His 296 career wins in the PCL are the most ever in league history...Also holds the league record for most innings pitched in a career with 4,184.1...Led the PCL in wins in 1929 and 1932 and in winning percentage in 1929 and 1931...Paced the league in complete games in 1927, 1931 and 1932...Holds the PCL record for most complete games in a career with 364...Was a career .273 hitter (475-for-1743) in the PCL and hit 70 home runs, including a career-high 12 in 1929...Won a PCL Championship with the 1920 Vernon Tigers, 1929 and 1930 Hollywood Stars, and 1937 San Diego Padres...Pitched in 36 Major League games between 1918 and 1919.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team G GS CG SHO SV W L IP H R ER K BB ERA
1920 Vernon 47 35 22 4   18 12 298.2 262 106 90 104 79 2.71
1921 Vernon 39 31 22 3   18 10 268.0 286 111 95 84 64 3.19
1922 Vernon 5 2 1 1   2 0 10.1 13 11 9 1 12 7.86
1923 Vernon 43 34 23 2   19 19 286.0 362 173 139 98 53 4.37
1924 Vernon 29 23 18 1   14 7 212.0 273 118 86 55 38 3.65
1925 Sacramento 38 29 23 1   14 17 264.0 297 133 96 91 61 3.27
1926 Hollywood 34 29 22 7   16 12 230.0 220 85 76 93 49 2.97
1927 Hollywood 34 34 24 4   19 12 265.0 271 115 90 106 68 3.06
1928 Hollywood 38 33 21 3   23 11 272.0 274 124 101 125 66 3.34
1929 Hollywood 46 36 28 3   26 12 335.0 365 175 148 163 68 3.98
1930 Hollywood 36 32 22 0   19 7 252.0 304 151 130 111 59 4.64
1931 Hollywood 36 36 34 5   27 7 306.0 305 118 97 127 61 2.85
1932 Hollywood 38 38 35 0   26 10 322.0 343 133 112 119 48 3.13
1933 Hollywood 38 37 28 1   21 12 314.0 373 172 158 124 74 4.53
1934 Hollywood 34 32 18 3   14 12 229.0 259 127 106 80 50 4.17
1935 Hollywood 26 25 16 0   14 9 200.0 236 102 76 82 33 3.42
1936 San Diego 15 12 6 0   6 7 102.0 104 47 40 38 13 3.53
1937 San Diego 6 1 1 0   0 1 16.1 23 15 12 8 10 6.61
1938 San Diego 3 0 0 0   0 0 2.0 4 4 3 1 1 13.50
Totals (19 seasons) 585 499 364 36   296 177 4,184.1 4,574 2,020 1,664 1,610 907 3.58