McCormick took over at first as if he were Jake Daubert.
- Historian Lee Allen
Frank McCormick was born in New York, New York, in 1911, and he made his Major League debut with the Reds in 1934. McCormick was a great run producer, driving in 951 runs in his 13-year Major League career. He batted .301 in ten seasons with the Reds, and he knocked in over 100 runs four times. He was an integral offensive piece of the back-to-back pennant winning Reds in 1939 and 1940, and he won the NL MVP Award in the club's World Championship season in 1940. McCormick led the league in hits for three straight seasons ('38-'40), and he was named to nine All-Star teams (eight with the Reds). He was among the first class inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1958.