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Frank Fanovich

Frank Joseph Fanovich (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 11, 1923 in New York, NY
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1949 (Age 26.104)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Athletics 1949-1953

Final Game: September 16, 1953 (Age 30.248)
Died: August 27, 2011 in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Buried: Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, FL
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1949 26 CIN NL 0 2 .000 5.40 29 1 13 0 0 0 43.1 44 31 26 2 28 27 2 1 1 203 78 3.94 1.662 9.1 0.4 5.8 5.6 0.96
1953 30 PHA AL 0 3 .000 5.55 26 3 9 0 0 0 61.2 62 41 38 5 37 37 6 0 7 282 78 4.54 1.605 9.0 0.7 5.4 5.4 1.00
2 Yrs 0 5 .000 5.49 55 4 22 0 0 0 105.0 106 72 64 7 65 64 8 1 8 485 78 4.29 1.629 9.1 0.6 5.6 5.5 0.98
162 Game Avg. 0 6 .000 5.49 63 5 25 0 0 0 121 122 83 74 8 75 74 9 1 9 559 78 4.29 1.629 9.1 0.6 5.6 5.5 0.98
CIN (1 yr) 0 2 .000 5.40 29 1 13 0 0 0 43.1 44 31 26 2 28 27 2 1 1 203 78 3.94 1.662 9.1 0.4 5.8 5.6 0.96
PHA (1 yr) 0 3 .000 5.55 26 3 9 0 0 0 61.2 62 41 38 5 37 37 6 0 7 282 78 4.54 1.605 9.0 0.7 5.4 5.4 1.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1949 26 CIN NL 44.0 29 1 31 6.34 4.91 -0.06 0.00 104.2 5.17 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .480 .496
1953 30 PHA AL 61.2 26 3 41 5.98 4.84 -0.21 0.00 108.0 5.45 -4 -0.4 .5 0.0 0.1 1 .484 .497
2 Seasons 105.2 55 4 72 6.13 4.87 -0.15 0.00 106.4 5.33 -10 -1.0 .7 -0.0 -0.0 1 .482 .497
CIN (1 yr) 44.0 29 1 31 6.34 4.91 -0.06 0.00 104.2 5.17 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .480 .496
PHA (1 yr) 61.2 26 3 41 5.98 4.84 -0.21 0.00 108.0 5.45 -4 -0.4 .5 0.0 0.1 1 .484 .497

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
1949 26 CIN NL 29 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -42 0 0 0 0 1
1953 30 PHA AL 26 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -3 2 1 0 0 1
2 Yrs 55 16 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .133 .188 .133 .321 -13 2 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 47 44 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 .133 .188 .133 .321 -13 6 3 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 26 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 -3 2 1 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 29 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -42 0 0 0 0

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
1949 26 CIN NL 29 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1953 30 PHA AL 26 11 -2 0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
2 Seasons 55 16 -3 0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
PHA (1 yr) 26 11 -2 0 -0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
CIN (1 yr) 29 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1949 CIN NL 26 P 29 1 0 43.1 12 1 9 2 1 .833 2.08 0.34 .953 2.04 2.02 1 1 50% 42% 0
1953 PHA AL 30 P 26 3 0 61.2 12 2 8 2 0 .833 1.46 0.38 .957 1.96 1.93 4 5 56% 51% 0
2 Seasons P 55 4 0 105.0 24 3 17 4 1 .833 1.71 0.36 .955 1.99 1.98 5 6 55% 49% 0
2 Seasons TOT 55 4 0 105.0 24 3 17 4 1 .833 1.71 0.36 .955 1.99 1.98 5 6 55% 49% 0
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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 AL  6 (10th)

                           

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