Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Frank Seward Dies
I spent a fair amount of time studying this name, trying to remember why it seemed so familiar to me until I realized it was because he shares a last name with one-time Secretary of State William Henry Seward (1801-1872) who is a major player in my recently written thesis. In a related story, I need to get out more.
Anyway, this Seward--no relation, so far as I can tell--doesn't quite have the distinguished resume of the earlier Seward, who managed to keep European powers out of the Civil War and later purchased Alaska from Russia. Frank Seward attended
As players began to return from the war in 1945, fill-ins like Seward were rendered unnecessary and he never again appeared in the Majors, although he did pitch for the San Francisco Seals from 1945 and '47, hoping perhaps for another chance at the big leagues. It would never come and Seward was out of baseball thereafter.