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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)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Orphans/Yankees 1898-1914

Final Game: April 21, 1914 (Age 37)
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.
   View Frank Chance Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #332. Troy Tulowitzki… #333. Miguel Tejada… #334. Travis Jackson… #335. FRANK CHANCE… #336. Larry Gardner… #337. Kent Hrbek… #338. Gil McDougald… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1898 21 CHC NL 53 162 147 32 41 4 3 1 14 7 7 14 .279 .338 .367 .705 102 54 6 2 2O/3
1899 22 CHC NL 64 213 192 37 55 6 2 1 22 10 15 9 .286 .351 .354 .705 95 68 4 2 2/3O
1900 23 CHC NL 56 187 149 26 44 9 3 0 13 8 15 12 .295 .413 .396 .809 127 59 15 8 2/3
1901 24 CHC NL 69 283 241 38 67 12 4 0 36 27 29 24 .278 .376 .361 .737 117 87 9 4 O2/3
1902 25 CHC NL 76 289 242 40 70 9 4 1 31 29 37 23 .289 .401 .372 .773 142 90 8 2 32/O
1903 26 CHC NL 125 531 441 83 144 24 10 2 81 67 78 41 .327 .439 .440 .878 152 194 10 2 *3/2
1904 27 CHC NL 124 514 451 89 140 16 10 6 49 42 36 21 .310 .382 .430 .812 150 194 16 11 *3/2
1905 28 CHC NL 118 502 392 92 124 16 12 2 70 38 78 26 .316 .450 .434 .883 159 170 17 15 *3
1906 29 CHC NL 136 574 474 103 151 24 10 3 71 57 70 31 .319 .419 .430 .849 158 204 12 18 *3
1907 30 CHC NL 111 451 382 58 112 19 2 1 49 35 51 21 .293 .395 .361 .756 131 138 13 5 *3
1908 31 CHC NL 129 513 452 65 123 27 4 2 55 27 37 37 .272 .338 .363 .701 120 164 8 16 *3
1909 32 CHC NL 93 370 324 53 88 16 4 0 46 29 30 32 .272 .341 .346 .686 111 112 4 12 3
1910 33 CHC NL 88 348 295 54 88 12 8 0 36 16 37 15 .298 .395 .393 .788 131 116 10 6 3
1911 34 CHC NL 31 124 88 23 21 6 3 1 17 9 25 13 .239 .432 .409 .841 137 36 5 6 3
1912 35 CHC NL 2 9 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .200 .500 .200 .700 95 1 0 1 /3
1913 36 NYY AL 12 33 24 3 5 0 0 0 6 1 8 1 .208 .406 .208 .615 81 5 0 1 /3
1914 37 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /3
17 Yrs 1288 5103 4299 798 1274 200 79 20 596 403 0 556 320 .296 .394 .394 .788 135 1692 137 111
162 Game Avg. 162 642 541 100 160 25 10 3 75 51 70 40 .296 .394 .394 .788 135 213 17 14
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
CHC (15 yrs) 1275 5070 4275 795 1269 200 79 20 590 402 548 319 .297 .394 .395 .789 136 1687 137 110
NYY (2 yrs) 13 33 24 3 5 0 0 0 6 1 0 8 1 .208 .406 .208 .615 81 5 0 1
NL (15 yrs) 1275 5070 4275 795 1269 200 79 20 590 402 548 319 .297 .394 .395 .789 136 1687 137 110
AL (2 yrs) 13 33 24 3 5 0 0 0 6 1 0 8 1 .208 .406 .208 .615 81 5 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1898 21 CHC NL 53 162 -0 -0 0 -3 1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .496 .499 0.7 -0.2 6 2O/3
1899 22 CHC NL 64 213 -1 -0 0 1 3 4 0.3 7 11 1.1 .505 .502 1.0 0.4 10 2/3O
1900 23 CHC NL 56 187 8 -0 0 -2 3 9 0.8 6 15 1.4 .514 .505 1.6 0.1 17 2/3
1901 24 CHC NL 69 283 7 3 0 -3 -2 5 0.4 9 14 1.5 .507 .503 1.8 -0.6 17 O2/3
1902 25 CHC NL 76 289 14 3 0 -1 1 16 1.7 9 26 2.8 .523 .511 2.9 -0.1 26 32/O
1903 26 CHC NL 125 531 35 9 0 2 -4 41 4.0 17 58 5.7 .532 .524 5.5 -0.1 56 *3/2
1904 27 CHC NL 124 514 27 3 0 11 -4 37 4.2 17 54 5.9 .534 .526 4.6 0.9 43 *3/2
1905 28 CHC NL 118 502 34 1 0 5 -4 36 3.9 16 52 5.6 .533 .524 5.1 0.2 47 *3
1906 29 CHC NL 136 574 34 5 0 11 -4 46 5.4 18 64 7.3 .540 .534 6.1 0.7 53 *3
1907 30 CHC NL 111 451 15 2 0 12 -4 26 3.1 15 40 4.7 .529 .520 3.3 1.0 28 *3
1908 31 CHC NL 129 513 10 1 0 8 -4 15 1.8 17 31 3.7 .515 .512 2.7 0.5 23 *3
1909 32 CHC NL 93 370 4 3 0 3 -3 7 0.8 12 19 2.1 .509 .505 1.7 0.1 16 3
1910 33 CHC NL 88 348 13 -1 0 3 -3 13 1.4 11 23 2.5 .516 .509 2.1 0.1 20 3
1911 34 CHC NL 31 124 6 0 0 0 -1 6 0.6 4 10 0.9 .519 .504 1.0 -0.1 10 3
1912 35 CHC NL 2 9 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .519 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /3
1913 36 NYY AL 12 33 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /3
1914 37 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /3
17 Seasons 1288 5103 207 28 0 47 -25 257 28.3 165 422 45.6 .522 .516 40.1 2.8 375
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (15 yrs) 1275 5070 207 28 0 47 -25 257 28.3 164 421 45.5 .522 .516 40.0 2.9 374
NYY (2 yrs) 13 33 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1906 29 CHC NL WS CHW L 6 25 21 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 .238 .360 .286 .646 6 0 2 0 0 0
1907 30 CHC NL WS DET W 4 18 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 2 .154 .389 .231 .620 3 0 1 0 0 0
1908 31 CHC NL WS DET W 5 22 19 4 8 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 1 .421 .500 .421 .921 8 0 0 0 0 0
1910 33 CHC NL WS PHA L 5 17 17 1 6 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 .353 .353 .529 .882 9 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 20 82 70 11 21 3 1 0 6 10 1 9 6 .300 .402 .371 .774 26 0 3 0 0 0
4 WS 20 82 70 11 21 3 1 0 6 10 1 9 6 .300 .402 .371 .774 26 0 3 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 4.59 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 10.57
1902 CHC NL 25 C 30 150 118 28 4 2 .973 4.87 .965 6.05 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 9.36 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
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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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1903 NL  5.7 (8th)
1904 NL  5.9 (6th)
1905 NL  5.6 (8th)
1906 NL  7.3 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1903 NL  5.7 (3rd)
1904 NL  5.9 (2nd)
1905 NL  5.6 (4th)
1906 NL  7.3 (3rd)
1907 NL  4.8 (7th)
Career  45.6 (228th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1903 NL  5.5 (3rd)
1904 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1905 NL  5.1 (5th)
1906 NL  6.1 (4th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1904 NL  0.9 (10th)
1907 NL  1.0 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1904 NL  .310 (6th)
1905 NL  .316 (6th)
1906 NL  .319 (5th)
1907 NL  .293 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1903 NL  .439 (3rd)
1904 NL  .382 (4th)
1905 NL  .450 (1st)
1906 NL  .419 (3rd)
1907 NL  .395 (3rd)
Career  .394 (82nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1904 NL  .430 (5th)
1905 NL  .434 (7th)
1906 NL  .430 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1903 NL  .878 (6th)
1904 NL  .812 (4th)
1905 NL  .883 (4th)
1906 NL  .849 (4th)
1907 NL  .756 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1904 NL  89 (7th)
1906 NL  103 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
1906 NL  151 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1906 NL  204 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1906 NL  24 (6th)
1908 NL  27 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
1906 NL  10 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1904 NL  6 (3rd)
1906 NL  3 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1903 NL  81 (6th)
1906 NL  71 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1903 NL  78 (4th)
1905 NL  78 (4th)
1906 NL  70 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1902 NL  29 (8th)
1903 NL  67 (1st)
1904 NL  42 (4th)
1905 NL  38 (6th)
1906 NL  57 (1st)
1907 NL  35 (7th)
Career  403 (72nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1903 NL  152 (6th)
1904 NL  150 (4th)
1905 NL  159 (4th)
1906 NL  158 (4th)
Career  135 (117th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1903 NL  83 (8th)
1904 NL  70 (7th)
1906 NL  83 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1903 NL  36 (6th)
1904 NL  27 (4th)
1905 NL  36 (5th)
1906 NL  37 (3rd)
1907 NL  18 (7th)
Career  221 (229th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1903 NL  3.8 (5th)
1904 NL  3.1 (4th)
1905 NL  4.0 (5th)
1906 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1907 NL  2.2 (7th)
Career  24.6 (191st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1906 NL  37 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1903 NL  232 (7th)
1906 NL  233 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1903 NL  .755 (6th)
1904 NL  .734 (5th)
1905 NL  .773 (4th)
1906 NL  .787 (4th)
1907 NL  .709 (6th)
Career  .690 (91st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1900 NL  15 (6th)
1901 NL  9 (9th)
1902 NL  8 (9th)
1903 NL  10 (7th)
1904 NL  16 (3rd)
1905 NL  17 (2nd)
1906 NL  12 (6th)
1907 NL  13 (2nd)
1908 NL  8 (7th)
1910 NL  10 (7th)
Career  137 (31st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1904 NL  10.5 (2nd)
1906 NL  5.7 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1904 NL  21.5 (7th)
1907 NL  18.2 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1904 NL  75.2 (5th)

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (327), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 73 (345), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 22 (761), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (547), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (32nd), 45.6 career WAR/35.6 7yr-peak WAR/40.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
191336Philadelphia Athletics$25,0001913 Munsey's Magazine clipPlayer-manager
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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