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Earl Francis

Earl Coleman Francis

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 14, 1935 in Slab Fork, WV
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1960 (Age 24.352)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals 1960-1965

Final Game: September 27, 1965 (Age 30.075)
Died: July 3, 2002 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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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
1960 24 PIT NL 1 0 1.000 2.00 7 0 3 0 0 0 18.0 14 5 4 0 4 0 8 1 0 0 69 192 2.47 1.000 7.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 2.00
1961 25 PIT NL 2 8 .200 4.21 23 15 4 0 0 0 102.2 110 60 48 4 47 7 53 1 0 5 458 94 3.45 1.529 9.6 0.4 4.1 4.6 1.13
1962 26 PIT NL 9 8 .529 3.07 36 23 2 5 1 0 176.0 153 68 60 8 83 10 121 2 1 8 744 129 3.28 1.341 7.8 0.4 4.2 6.2 1.46
1963 27 PIT NL 4 6 .400 4.53 33 13 3 0 0 0 97.1 107 59 49 6 43 11 72 4 0 2 432 73 3.25 1.541 9.9 0.6 4.0 6.7 1.67
1964 28 PIT NL 0 1 .000 8.53 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 7 7 6 2 1 0 6 1 0 0 28 44 5.76 1.263 9.9 2.8 1.4 8.5 6.00
1965 29 STL NL 0 0 5.06 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 4 3 1 3 2 3 0 0 1 26 82 5.52 1.875 11.8 1.7 5.1 5.1 1.00
6 Yrs 16 23 .410 3.77 103 52 13 5 1 0 405.2 398 203 170 21 181 30 263 9 1 16 1757 101 3.35 1.427 8.8 0.5 4.0 5.8 1.45
162 Game Avg. 7 10 .410 3.77 45 23 6 2 0 0 178 175 89 75 9 79 13 115 4 0 7 771 101 3.35 1.427 8.8 0.5 4.0 5.8 1.45
PIT (5 yrs) 16 23 .410 3.75 101 52 13 5 1 0 400.1 391 199 167 20 178 28 260 9 1 15 1731 101 3.32 1.421 8.8 0.4 4.0 5.8 1.46
STL (1 yr) 0 0 5.06 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 4 3 1 3 2 3 0 0 1 26 82 5.52 1.875 11.8 1.7 5.1 5.1 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
1960 24 PIT NL 18.0 7 0 5 2.50 4.29 0.24 -0.18 102.5 3.96 3 0.3 .4 -0.1 0.4 5 .547 .502
1961 25 PIT NL 102.2 23 15 60 5.26 4.49 -0.05 0.03 100.6 4.60 -8 -0.8 .7 -0.0 0.3 4 .465 .495
1962 26 PIT NL 176.0 36 23 68 3.48 4.71 0.06 0.04 97.5 4.57 20 2.2 2.0 0.0 4.1 40 .561 .514
1963 27 PIT NL 97.1 33 13 59 5.46 3.95 0.01 -0.02 99.8 3.90 -18 -2.0 .5 0.1 -0.9 -8 .440 .488
1964 28 PIT NL 6.1 2 1 7 9.95 4.79 -0.13 0.02 100.4 4.95 -4 -0.3 .0 0.0 -0.2 -3 .330 .498
1965 29 STL NL 5.1 2 0 4 6.75 4.08 0.23 -0.17 112.6 4.15 -2 -0.2 .3 0.0 -0.1 -1 .419 .499
6 Seasons 405.2 103 52 203 4.50 4.44 0.03 0.01 99.3 4.39 -8 -0.8 .9 0.0 3.5 36 .493 .500
PIT (5 yrs) 400.1 101 52 199 4.47 4.45 0.02 0.01 99.1 4.39 -6 -0.6 .9 -0.0 3.6 37 .494 .500
STL (1 yr) 5.1 2 0 4 6.75 4.08 0.23 -0.17 112.6 4.15 -2 -0.2 .3 0.0 -0.1 -1 .419 .499

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
1960 24 PIT NL 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /1
1961 25 PIT NL 23 31 28 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 17 .107 .194 .107 .301 -17 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
1962 26 PIT NL 36 65 61 4 10 3 0 1 7 0 0 1 23 .164 .177 .262 .440 16 16 1 0 3 0 0 1
1963 27 PIT NL 34 26 26 1 8 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 .308 .308 .423 .731 109 11 0 0 0 0 0 1
1964 28 PIT NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1965 29 STL NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 104 129 122 5 21 6 0 1 10 1 0 3 56 .172 .198 .246 .444 20 30 2 1 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 201 190 8 33 9 0 2 16 2 0 5 87 .172 .198 .246 .444 20 47 3 2 5 0 0
PIT (5 yrs) 102 128 121 5 21 6 0 1 10 1 0 3 55 .174 .200 .248 .448 21 30 2 1 3 0 0
STL (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 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
1960 24 PIT NL 7 5 -1 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1961 25 PIT NL 23 31 -5 1 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1962 26 PIT NL 36 65 -7 0 -0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1963 27 PIT NL 34 26 1 -0 0 0 3 3 0.4 0 3 0.4 .511 .502 0.4 0.0 3 1
1964 28 PIT NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1965 29 STL NL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 104 129 -13 0 0 0 15 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .503 .501 0.3 0.0 2
PIT (5 yrs) 102 128 -13 0 0 0 15 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .503 .501 0.3 0.0 3
STL (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .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
1960 PIT NL 24 P 7 0 0 18.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 1.50 0.43 .963 2.10 2.09 2 0 0% 40% 0
1961 PIT NL 25 P 23 15 0 102.2 29 8 20 1 1 .966 2.45 1.22 .959 2.18 2.15 6 2 25% 38% 0
1962 PIT NL 26 P 36 23 5 176.0 46 12 33 1 3 .978 2.30 1.25 .948 2.07 2.05 16 5 24% 34% 0
1963 PIT NL 27 P 33 13 0 97.1 27 4 19 4 3 .852 2.13 0.70 .951 2.06 2.06 11 4 27% 42% 0
1964 PIT NL 28 P 2 1 0 6.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.13 2.15 0 0 0
1965 STL NL 29 P 2 0 0 5.1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .960 2.02 2.10 1 0 0% 36% 0
6 Seasons P 103 52 5 405.2 106 25 74 7 8 .934 2.20 0.96 .952 2.10 2.08 36 11 23% 38% 0
6 Seasons TOT 103 52 5 405.2 106 25 74 7 8 .934 2.20 0.96 .952 2.10 2.08 36 11 23% 38% 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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1962 NL  3.07 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1962 NL  7.824 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1962 NL  6.188 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1962 NL  0.409 (1st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1962 NL  129 (7th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1962 NL  3.28 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1338th), 3.8 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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