Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Tragic Story of Frank Biscan, Lifetime Brownie

The information in this story came from The Mt. Olive Herald, November 7th, 1985.

"Frank played minor league baseball in the Ohio cities of Findley, Lima and Youngstown. He was sold by Youngstown to the Toledo Mud Hens where he was 9-7 in 1941. While with Lima in 1940 Frank and Jane Pearson were wed at home plate before a doubleheader. that day Lima won both games. Frank won 26 games that season while losing only 4 and was named to the leaague's all star team. His marriage ended the following year when his wife and infant son died in childbirth.
Frank pitched for the St. Louis Browns in 1942 0-1 and in 1946(1-1) and in 1948(6-7). [He was third in the A.L. in Games Pitched in '48, despite a chronically sore arm].  He died in 1959 of a heart ailment at the age of 39.
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.
Frank had two daughters by second marriage. They are Sharon Noerper, a professional singer also known as Mackenzie Colt on Hee Haw on which she appeared for two years and now resides in Hollywood, CA. Nancy Nova who lives in Webster Groves, MO."

(Mount Olive is about 65 miles north of St. Louis on I-55.)

~R. Emmett McAuliffe

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