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Frank Ellerbe

Francis Rogers Ellerbe (Governor)

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: December 25, 1895 in Marion County, SC
Schools: University of the South (Sewanee, TN), Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 28, 1919 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators/Indians 1919-1924

Final Game: September 27, 1924 (Age 28)
Died: July 8, 1988 in Latta, SC
Buried: Haselden Family Cemetery, Sellers, SC
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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
1919 23 WSH AL 28 116 105 13 29 4 1 0 16 5 2 15 .276 .290 .333 .623 75 35 0 9 6
1920 24 WSH AL 101 379 336 38 98 14 2 0 36 5 4 19 23 .292 .331 .345 .677 82 116 1 20 56/O9
1921 25 TOT AL 115 496 440 66 126 20 13 2 50 1 6 22 44 .286 .325 .405 .729 81 178 3 30 *5
1921 25 WSH AL 10 10 10 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600 53 4 0 0
1921 25 SLB AL 105 486 430 65 124 20 12 2 49 1 6 22 42 .288 .327 .405 .732 81 174 3 30 *5
1922 26 SLB AL 91 391 342 42 84 16 3 1 33 1 1 25 36 .246 .303 .319 .621 59 109 3 20 5
1923 27 SLB AL 18 50 49 6 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 .184 .200 .184 .384 -1 9 0 0 5
1924 28 TOT AL 67 199 181 14 43 4 3 1 16 0 1 3 13 .238 .254 .309 .563 43 56 1 10 5/4
1924 28 SLB AL 21 72 61 7 12 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 .197 .222 .246 .468 18 15 0 5 5
1924 28 CLE AL 46 127 120 7 31 1 3 1 14 0 0 1 10 .258 .270 .342 .612 56 41 1 5 5/4
6 Yrs 420 1631 1453 179 389 58 22 4 152 12 13 72 136 .268 .306 .346 .652 68 503 8 89
162 Game Avg. 162 629 560 69 150 22 8 2 59 5 28 52 .268 .306 .346 .652 68 194 3 34
SLB (4 yrs) 235 999 882 120 229 39 15 3 85 2 9 50 86 .260 .304 .348 .652 64 307 6 55
WSH (3 yrs) 139 505 451 52 129 18 4 0 53 10 4 21 40 .286 .319 .344 .663 80 155 1 29
CLE (1 yr) 46 127 120 7 31 1 3 1 14 0 0 1 10 .258 .270 .342 .612 56 41 1 5

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
1919 23 WSH AL 28 116 -4 0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 0.0 .484 .497 0.2 0.0 2 6
1920 24 WSH AL 101 379 -8 0 0 -4 4 -8 -0.8 14 6 0.6 .492 .495 1.0 0.0 10 $3,500 56/O9
1921 25 WSH AL 10 10 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 0.0 -1 $4,000
1921 25 SLB AL 105 486 -15 -2 0 0 4 -13 -1.2 17 4 0.5 .488 .492 0.4 0.4 4 *5
1922 26 SLB AL 91 391 -22 0 0 8 3 -10 -1.1 15 4 0.4 .488 .494 -0.4 1.1 -3 $5,000 5
1923 27 SLB AL 18 50 -7 -0 0 0 0 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .460 .496 -0.5 0.0 -5 $5,000 5
1924 28 SLB AL 21 72 -9 -0 0 -1 1 -10 -0.9 3 -7 -0.7 .455 .494 -0.6 -0.0 -6 $5,000 5
1924 28 CLE AL 46 127 -9 0 0 3 1 -4 -0.4 5 0 0.1 .491 .497 -0.2 0.4 -3 5/4
6 Seasons 420 1631 -75 -1 0 4 14 -57 -5.7 61 3 0.3 .486 .494 -0.1 1.9 -1 $22,500
SLB (4 yrs) 235 999 -53 -2 0 7 8 -40 -4.0 37 -3 -0.3 .483 .493 -1.1 1.4 -10 $15,000
WSH (3 yrs) 139 505 -13 1 0 -6 6 -13 -1.3 19 6 0.5 .490 .496 1.2 0.0 12 $7,500
CLE (1 yr) 46 127 -9 0 0 3 1 -4 -0.4 5 0 0.1 .491 .497 -0.2 0.4 -3

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 Awards
1919 WSH AL 23 SS 28 27 27 145 63 74 8 6 .945 4.89 .942 5.24
1920 WSH AL 24 3B 75 68 67 287 101 167 19 10 .934 3.57 .946 3.59
1920 WSH AL 24 SS 19 17 15 77 25 43 9 2 .883 3.58 .944 5.21
1920 WSH AL 24 OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20
1920 WSH AL 24 RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.90
1921 SLB AL 25 3B 105 105 103 403 158 226 19 9 .953 3.66 .952 3.41
1922 SLB AL 26 3B 91 91 87 378 137 224 17 23 .955 3.97 .950 3.45
1923 SLB AL 27 3B 14 10 9 30 11 18 1 2 .967 2.07 .945 3.45
1924 TOT AL 28 3B 60 50 40 184 69 109 6 9 .967 2.97 .951 3.26
1924 SLB AL 28 3B 21 20 13 64 27 34 3 7 .953 2.90 .951 3.26
1924 CLE AL 28 3B 39 30 27 120 42 75 3 2 .975 3.00 .951 3.26
1924 CLE AL 28 2B 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.50 .965 5.75
5 Seasons 3B 345 324 306 1282 476 744 62 53 .952 3.54 .950 3.44
2 Seasons SS 47 44 42 222 88 117 17 8 .923 4.36 .943 5.23
1 Season 2B 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.50 .965 5.75
1 Season RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.90
1 Season OF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20
6 Seasons TOT 395 370 349 1509 567 862 80 61 .947 3.62 .949 3.66
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1922 AL  1.1 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1921 AL  30 (8th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  75 (5th)
1922 AL  91 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  158 (5th)
1922 AL  137 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  226 (5th)
1922 AL  224 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1920 AL  19 (3rd)
1921 AL  19 (5th)
1922 AL  17 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1922 AL  23 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  3.66 (2nd)
1922 AL  3.97 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1921 AL  .953 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (501st), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
192024Washington Senators$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192125Washington Senators$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsWSH/SLB
192226St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192327St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192428St. Louis Browns$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsSLB/CLE
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,500
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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Name and misspellings: Francis Frank frankie Governor Rogers Ellerbe

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