Todd Frohwirth

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23 innings and was awarded the win in the team's 4–2 victory. [2]

Frohwith finished the 1987 minor league season with a 1.86 earned run average (ERA) with Reading and a 2.51 ERA with Maine, finishing the season with a combined 23 saves in MiLB. He won the 1987 Paul Owens Award as the top pitcher in the Phillies’ farm system.

In 1988, Frohwith went back down to Maine, posting a 7–3 record, with a 2.44 ERA, and 13 saves, before returning to the Phillies, going 1–2 with an 8.25 ERA. He pitched infrequently enough to maintain his rookie status until 1989; that season, Frohwith had his breakout MLB season, as he appeared in 45 games, had a 3.59 ERA, and allowed fewer hits (56) than innings pitched. After spending most of 1990 back at Triple-A, with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, Frohwirth was given his release by the Phillies. He then signed with the Baltimore Orioles and had three solid seasons, compiling a 2.71 ERA in 186 relief outings. Frohwirth also pitched for the Boston Red Sox and California Angels, before retiring following the 1996 campaign. [3]

Later career

Frohwirth had a lengthy career coaching high-school basketball in the area, once leading Whitefish Bay High School to the state final. [4]

Frohwirth was the boys' varsity basketball coach at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2013–14, but the school did not renew his contract. [5]

Frohwith continued to have an affiliation with the Baltimore Orioles as a major league scout. He joined the Orioles in Sarasota at spring training in March 2014 and worked (in a coaching capacity) with Orioles submarine relief pitcher Darren O'Day. [6]


Frohwith died on March 26, 2017, from bladder cancer. [7]

His son Tyler Frohwirth was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 31st round of the 2016 baseball draft. [8]

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Todd Frohwirth
Todd Frohwirth.jpg
Relief pitcher
Born:(1962-09-28)September 28, 1962
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: March 26, 2017(2017-03-26) (aged 54)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1987, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 1996, for the California Angels