HERMAN FRANKS 1964 San Francisco Giants Vintage News Wire Photo

DATE SHOT: 1964

SUBJECT: Herman Franks

APPROXIMATE SIZE: 8"x10"

MARKS / STAMPING: Associated Press Wirephoto. Stamped file dates of Jun 19-1966 and Jun 16-1967. Caption is embedded in the obverse image as is typical with wire photos.

ORIGINAL or REPRINT: Type 3 - Second or later-generation photo, printed from a duplicate negative or wire photo process, within about 2 years of when it was shot

COMMENTS / CONDITION: AUG. 5--MAY SUCCEED DARK--Herman Franks, above, former major league catcher who served as a Giants coach under Leo Durocher, is expected to succeed Alvin Dark as manager of the Giants if Dark ends his tenure with the club when his two-year contract expires about the first of September. See scans for further details including condition.

BIO: Herman Louis Franks was born in Price, UT and died in 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT. He played major league baseball from 1939 to 1949 as catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and the New York Giants, and appeared in the 1941 World Series. Franks went on to manage the 1965-68 San Francisco Giants and the 1977-79 Chicago Cubs. A successful businessman off the field, Franks spent the next eight years out of the major league spotlight, apart from a partial season (1970) as a coach under Durocher with the Chicago Cubs. In 1973 Franks was part of a group that attempted to purchase the New York Yankees from then-owner CBS, and in fact outbid the group headed by the eventual owner, George Steinbrenner.

SKU: L11048

Item: L11048

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