A veteran catcher of 16 major league seasons, Frank Snyder excelled on defense and was well respected by his team’s pitchers. He broke into MLB with the St Louis Cardinals in late-1912 as a 20-year old, hitting .111 in 11 games. The 6-ft, 2-inch, 185-pounder took over the regular catching chores in 1914 and batted .230, with 20 extra base hits in an even 100 games. Snyder lined a career-high 22 doubles in 1915 and from 1915-17 he hit .298, .259 and .236.
Traded to the New York Giants in mid-1919, Snyder played a big role in helping manager John McGraw’s Giants win four consecutive National League pennants, 1921-24, and two straight World Series Crowns – 1921-22. McGraw once remarked, ‘Snyder is my main man,’ after Snyder lined four singles in Game 3 of the 1921 World Series giving the Giants a 13-5 win over the Yanks. For the Series he hit .364, scored 4 runs, had 3 RBIs. And, in the 1922 World Series, he hit .333… In 1924 Frank Snyder batted a career high .302 in 118 games which helped McGraw’s Giants win the last of 4 straight pennants. Frank Snyder career stats: .265 BA, 170 Ds, 44 Ts, 47 Hrs, 331 Runs, 525 RBIs, 1122 hits in 4229 at bats in 4229 games. baseballhistorian.com