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Frank Chance

Frank Leroy Chance (Husk or The Peerless Leader)

Positions: First Baseman, Catcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 9, 1876 in Fresno, CA
High School: Fresno HS (Fresno, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Chicago Orphans in 1898. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1898 (Age 21.232)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1898 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Orphans/Yankees 1898-1914

Final Game: April 21, 1914 (Age 37.224)
Died: September 15, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1898 CHC NL 21 C 33 80 62 14 4 3 .950 2.30 .953 4.82 9 13 12 48% 44%
1898 CHC NL 21 OF 17 35 23 5 7 1 .800 1.65 .937 2.08 1-1-15
1898 CHC NL 21 1B 3 20 18 0 2 0 .900 6.00 .977 10.33
1899 CHC NL 22 C 57 242 166 64 12 6 .950 4.04 .952 4.60 7 70 63 47% 44%
1899 CHC NL 22 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 10.50
1899 CHC NL 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 1-0-0
1900 CHC NL 23 C 51 236 155 65 16 2 .932 4.31 .949 4.98 13 73 60 45% 45%
1900 CHC NL 23 1B 1 7 5 1 1 0 .857 6.00 .979 10.60
1901 CHC NL 24 OF 51 73 61 7 5 0 .932 1.33 .942 2.06 4-1-46
1901 CHC NL 24 C 13 76 55 20 1 2 .987 5.77 .971 6.20 1 17 16 48% 45%
1901 CHC NL 24 1B 6 34 27 3 4 1 .882 5.00 .978 10.25
1902 CHC NL 25 1B 38 424 391 20 13 21 .969 10.82 .981 10.61
1902 CHC NL 25 C 30 150 118 28 4 2 .973 4.87 .965 6.07 0 28 20 42% 45%
1902 CHC NL 25 OF 4 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .945 1.98 0-0-4
1903 CHC NL 26 1B 121 1308 1204 68 36 49 .972 10.51 .977 10.56
1903 CHC NL 26 C 2 9 8 0 1 0 .889 4.00 .967 6.10 0 2 0 0% 45%
1904 CHC NL 27 1B 123 1324 1205 106 13 48 .990 10.66 .983 10.68
1904 CHC NL 27 C 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 .964 6.00 0 2 1 33% 46%
1905 CHC NL 28 1B 115 1253 1165 75 13 54 .990 10.78 .981 10.76
1906 CHC NL 29 1B 136 1474 1376 82 16 71 .989 10.72 .984 10.79
1907 CHC NL 30 1B 109 1219 1129 80 10 64 .992 11.09 .984 10.58
1908 CHC NL 31 1B 126 1392 1291 86 15 56 .989 10.93 .986 11.07
1909 CHC NL 32 1B 92 947 901 40 6 43 .994 10.23 .985 10.83
1910 CHC NL 33 1B 87 814 773 38 3 48 .996 9.32 .984 10.40
1911 CHC NL 34 1B 29 303 289 11 3 12 .990 10.34 .985 10.23
1912 CHC NL 35 1B 2 22 22 0 0 1 1.000 11.00 .988 10.15
1913 NYY AL 36 1B 7 91 86 5 0 2 1.000 13.00 .986 10.86
1914 NYY AL 37 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 10.60
17 Seasons 1B 997 0 0 10635 9885 615 135 470 .987 10.53 .983 10.70
7 Seasons C 187 802 572 192 38 15 .953 4.09 .956 5.11 30 205 172 46% 44%
4 Seasons OF 73 112 88 12 12 1 .893 1.37 .941 2.06 6-2-65
17 Seasons TOT 1257 0 0 11549 10545 819 185 486 .984 9.04 .981 9.37 6-2-65 30 205 172 46% 44%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1898 CHC NL 21 53 53 0 33 3 0 0 0 1 1 15 17 0
1899 CHC NL 22 64 64 0 57 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1900 CHC NL 23 56 56 0 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 CHC NL 24 69 69 0 13 6 0 0 0 4 1 46 51 0
1902 CHC NL 25 76 76 0 30 38 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1903 CHC NL 26 125 125 0 2 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1904 CHC NL 27 124 124 0 1 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 CHC NL 28 118 118 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906 CHC NL 29 136 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907 CHC NL 30 111 111 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 CHC NL 31 129 129 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CHC NL 32 93 93 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CHC NL 33 88 88 0 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 CHC NL 34 31 31 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 CHC NL 35 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 NYY AL 36 12 12 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 NYY AL 37 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 1288 1288 0 187 997 0 0 0 6 2 65 73 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 2.2%)
1937 BBWAA (24.4%)
1938 BBWAA (50.8%)
1939 BBWAA (57.7%)
1942 BBWAA (58.4%)
1945 BBWAA (72.5%)
1946 Final Ballot (57.0%)
1946 Nominating Vote (71.3%)
1946 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1946
by Old Timers Committee

Putoutss c a p y
1903 NL  1,212 (3rd)
1906 NL  1,376 (4th)
1907 NL  1,129 (4th)
1908 NL  1,291 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1899 NL  47.4 (5th)
1901 NL  48.5 (5th)
Career  45.6 (80th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1903 NL  121 (5th)
1906 NL  136 (4th)
1907 NL  109 (4th)
1908 NL  126 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1903 NL  1,204 (3rd)
1906 NL  1,376 (4th)
1907 NL  1,129 (4th)
1908 NL  1,291 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1903 NL  68 (5th)
1904 NL  106 (2nd)
1906 NL  82 (5th)
1907 NL  80 (3rd)
1908 NL  86 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1903 NL  36 (1st)
1906 NL  16 (5th)
Career  135 (71st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1906 NL  71 (3rd)
1907 NL  64 (4th)
1908 NL  56 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1903 NL  10.51 (4th)
1904 NL  10.66 (5th)
1905 NL  10.78 (3rd)
1906 NL  10.72 (5th)
1907 NL  11.09 (2nd)
1908 NL  10.93 (3rd)
Career  10.53 (27th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1904 NL  .990 (2nd)
1905 NL  .990 (2nd)
1906 NL  .989 (2nd)
1907 NL  .992 (1st)
1908 NL  .989 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1912 NL  born 1876-09-09 (7th)
1913 AL  born 1876-09-09 (10th)
1914 AL  born 1876-09-09 (8th)

             

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