John Fredrick (Fred) Sanford signed with the St. Louis Browns in 1939 and played with the team in 1943, 1946-48. He was traded to the New York Yankees for the 1949-50 season. He played with four different teams in 1951 and finished his major league career that year back with the Browns. Fred was a pitcher and finished with a career ERA of 4.45 with 37 wins and 55 losses. His best season was with the Yankees in 1949 winning 7 games while losing 3.
Fred Sanford passed away quietly at his Salt Lake City home on March 15, 2011 at age 91. Fred’s passing was on the same day as Marty Marion.