A police officer from Flushing, New York...

Frank Spangenberg

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Nifty Nine (players with byes into Round 2), Elite Eighteen (Round 2 winners) and Sweet Six (Round 3 winners) member: $105,199.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament quarterfinalist: $10,000.
1993 10th Anniversary Tournament champion: $41,800.
1990 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
1990 Super Jeopardy! quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 6 5-time champion: $102,597 (winnings capped at $75,000 per the rules of the show at the time; $27,597 donated to Frank's selected charity, the Missionaries of Charity in New York City, an order of nuns that runs a hospice in Manhattan, a branch of the Calcutta mission administered at the time by Mother Teresa).

Frank held the record for cash winnings in regular games ($102,597) from January 1990 to April 2003, when overtaken by Brian Weikle with the advantage of doubled dollar amounts.

In his fifth game (#1241, aired 1990-01-15), Frank set a single-day cash winnings record of $30,600, breaking the previous record of $27,800 set by Kevin Frear (#902, aired 1988-07-05) and tied by Bob Blake in his second game (#1149, aired 1989-09-07). Frank's record lasted for over two years, when it was broken by Jerome Vered's $34,000 finish in game #1794, aired 1992-05-21.

Frank appeared on Grand Slam on 2007-08-12. He was defeated and eliminated from the tournament in the Sweet 16 round by Twenty-One 6-time champion David Legler.

Frank appeared in the following 5 archived games:
#1241, aired 1990-01-15 Frank Spangenberg vs. Barbara Prideaux vs. Murdock Martin Frank Spangenberg game 5. Frank sets a new single-day cash...
#1240, aired 1990-01-12 Frank Spangenberg vs. Jan Ford vs. David Kahn Frank Spangenberg game 4.
#1239, aired 1990-01-11 Frank Spangenberg vs. Dan Milliman vs. Bill McCulla Frank Spangenberg game 3.
#1238, aired 1990-01-10 Frank Spangenberg vs. Dick Dobrow vs. Susan Gliner Frank Spangenberg game 2.
#1237, aired 1990-01-09 Joe Haggerty vs. Frank Spangenberg vs. Al Cotton Frank Spangenberg game 1.
Frank would later appear on Jeopardy! as Frank Spangenberg in the following archived game:
Super Jeopardy! #2, aired 1990-06-23 Frank Spangenberg vs. Brian Wangsgard vs. Eugene Finerman vs. Kate Waits Super Jeopardy! quarterfinal game 2.

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