Frank Octavius Mancuso
Born: May 23, 1918 in Houston, Texas
Died: August 4, 2007 in Pasadena, Texas
Debut: 1944 | Pos: C
H: 6' | W: 195 | B: R | T: R
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Frank Mancuso, a catcher who played in 337 games in the major leagues, died on Aug. 4, 2007, in Pasedena, Texas. He was 89.
His career numbers include a .241 batting average with five home runs and 98 RBI. His most productive season came in 1945 when he hit .268 for the Browns.
His baseball career was hampered by an injury he received while training as a paratrooper during World War II. He played for St. Louis from 1944 to 1946. He collected two hits in three at-bats for the Browns in the team's 1944 World Series loss to the Cardinals.
In December 1946, he was traded by the Browns to the Washington Senators for Jake Early.
His brother, Gus, also played in the major leagues. Both brothers are inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.
Following his career in baseball, Frank was a member of the Houston City Counicl for more than 30 years.