Frank Killen

Frank Killen
Born: (1870-11-30)November 30, 1870
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: December 3, 1939(1939-12-03) (aged 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 27, 1891, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1900, for the Chicago Orphans
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 164–131
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 725
Career highlights and awards

Frank Bissell "Lefty" Killen (November 30, 1870 – December 3, 1939) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1891–1900) with the Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Senators (NL), Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Beaneaters and Chicago Orphans.

In 1893, Killen posted a league-best 36 victories against 14 defeats. No left-hander in NL history has won as many games since then. He was the National League wins leader in 1893 and 1896 with Pittsburgh, leading the league in complete games and shutouts in 1896.

For his career, he compiled a 164–131 record in 321 appearances, with a 3.78 ERA and 725 strikeouts.

He was born and later died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 69.

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