Fred FrettContributor – 1991

In the Cramer Hill section of Camden for more than two decades, the name General Frett was synonymous with baseball. From a family of athletes covering three generations, General played both baseball and football despite a physical handicap resulting from a childhood illness. When he turned to managing and coaching, he embraced a career that few could match.
From the early 1940s his teams in the Camden City League and Camden County League were always a title threat. He won city league titles with Defiance I 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1954. Moving to M&S Machine in 1955 his team again prevailed. His crowning achievement, however, was the development of his final title team. Coming out of retirement in 1957, General put together a new team, Ackerle’s Bakery, that went on to win his final championship in 1959.
After that, General remained in his Cramer Hill neighborhood where he was born.