Fred Waters

Fred Waters

For the American football player, see Fred Waters (American football).
Fred Waters
Born: (1927-02-02)February 2, 1927
Benton, Mississippi
Died: August 28, 1989(1989-08-28) (aged 62)
Pensacola, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 20, 1955 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1956 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 2-2
Earned run average 2.89
Strikeouts 14

Fred Warren Waters (February 2, 1927 – August 28, 1989) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1955 and 1956 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw left-handed.

In 1954 he was traded to Milwaukee along with 3B Sid Gordon, OF Sam Jethroe, P Max Surkont, and minor leaguers - Curt Raydon‚ Larry Lasalle and $100,000 for Danny O'Connell. This is the only six-for-one trade in major league history and will be surpassed only by the seven-for-one deal that will send Vida Blue from the Oakland A'sto the SF Giants in 1978.[1]

After his pitching career, Waters was a longtime manager and coach in the minor league system of the Minnesota Twins.

He was born in Benton, Mississippi, and died in Pensacola, Florida.


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference