A good fielder but a light hitter, Croucher missed the 1938 season with a broken
leg but earned the Tigers' shortstop job in 1941 and hit a respectable .254. Traded
to the Senators, he was out most of 1942 with a sore arm, then went into military
service, ending his playing career.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 17, 1941: The city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania declare a legal holiday to honor the A's manager on Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park. Connie declines to agree to a name change for Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium. George M. Cohan sings a new baseball song and then the Tigers put a damper on the day's festivities with a 6–5 come-from-behind win. Frank Croucher has three hits, including a triple, for Detroit.