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Frank Hankinson

Frank Edward Hankinson

Positions: Third Baseman, Leftfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: April 29, 1856 in New York, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1878 (Age 22.002, 373rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Metropolitans/Gothams/WhiteStockings/Trojans/Blues/... 1878-1888

Final Game: October 14, 1888 (Age 32.168)
Died: April 5, 1911 in Palisades Park, NJ
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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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
1878 22 CHC NL 58 245 240 38 64 8 3 1 27 5 36 .267 .282 .338 .619 97 81 *5/1
1879 23 CHC NL 44 173 171 14 31 4 0 0 8 2 14 .181 .191 .205 .395 26 35 1O/5
1880 24 CLV NL 69 264 263 32 55 7 4 1 19 1 23 .209 .212 .278 .490 66 73 5O/1
1881 25 TRO NL 85 331 321 34 62 15 0 1 19 10 41 .193 .218 .249 .467 43 80 *5/6
1883 27 NYG NL 94 356 337 40 74 13 6 2 30 19 38 .220 .261 .312 .573 73 105 *5/O
1884 28 NYG NL 105 412 389 44 90 16 7 2 43 23 59 .231 .274 .324 .598 85 126 *5/O
1885 29 NYP AA 94 375 362 43 81 12 2 2 44 12 .224 .251 .285 .535 81 103 1 *5/1
1886 30 NYP AA 136 571 522 66 126 14 5 2 63 10 49 .241 .306 .299 .605 95 156 0 *5
1887 31 NYP AA 127 550 512 79 137 29 11 1 71 19 38 43 .268 .318 .373 .691 95 191 0 *5
1888 32 KCC AA 37 166 155 20 27 4 1 1 20 2 11 12 .174 .229 .232 .461 45 36 0 4/65O3
10 Yrs 849 3443 3272 410 747 122 39 13 344 31 170 266 .228 .267 .301 .568 77 986 1
162 Game Avg. 162 657 624 78 143 23 7 2 66 32 .228 .267 .301 .568 77 188
NYP (3 yrs) 357 1496 1396 188 344 55 18 5 178 29 99 43 .246 .297 .322 .619 92 450 1
NYG (2 yrs) 199 768 726 84 164 29 13 4 73 42 97 .226 .268 .318 .586 79 231
CHC (2 yrs) 102 418 411 52 95 12 3 1 35 7 50 .231 .244 .282 .526 67 116
TRO (1 yr) 85 331 321 34 62 15 0 1 19 10 41 .193 .218 .249 .467 43 80
CLV (1 yr) 69 264 263 32 55 7 4 1 19 1 23 .209 .212 .278 .490 66 73
KCC (1 yr) 37 166 155 20 27 4 1 1 20 2 11 12 .174 .229 .232 .461 45 36 0
NL (6 yrs) 455 1781 1721 202 376 63 20 7 146 60 211 .218 .245 .291 .535 68 500
AA (4 yrs) 394 1662 1551 208 371 59 19 6 198 31 110 55 .239 .290 .313 .603 87 486 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
1878 22 CHC NL 58 245 -3 0 0 3 2 2 0.1 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 0.7 0.5 7 *5/1
1879 23 CHC NL 44 173 -14 0 0 1 6 -8 -0.8 0 -8 -0.8 .483 .495 -0.8 0.0 -9 1O/5
1880 24 CLV NL 69 264 -8 0 0 -4 1 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.2 .483 .493 0.2 -0.3 2 5O/1
1881 25 TRO NL 85 331 -23 0 0 5 3 -15 -1.5 11 -4 -0.3 .483 .491 -0.7 0.7 -9 *5/6
1883 27 NYG NL 94 356 -11 0 0 1 3 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.5 .493 .496 0.6 0.3 4 *5/O
1884 28 NYG NL 105 412 -8 0 0 3 3 -2 -0.3 14 12 1.1 .498 .499 1.0 0.5 9 *5/O
1885 29 NYP AA 94 375 -4 0 0 8 3 7 0.7 8 15 1.6 .507 .504 0.8 1.0 7 *5/1
1886 30 NYP AA 136 571 -0 -2 0 11 4 13 1.1 12 25 2.4 .508 .507 1.4 1.3 14 *5
1887 31 NYP AA 127 550 -4 -3 0 -4 4 -8 -0.4 12 4 0.8 .495 .496 1.0 0.1 8 *5
1888 32 KCC AA 37 166 -10 -1 0 0 1 -11 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .473 .494 -0.7 0.1 -7 4/65O3
10 Seasons 849 3443 -86 -6 0 24 30 -39 -4.1 90 52 5.4 .496 .499 3.4 4.3 28
NYP (3 yrs) 357 1496 -8 -5 0 15 12 13 1.3 32 45 4.7 .503 .503 3.2 2.5 30
NYG (2 yrs) 199 768 -19 0 0 4 6 -9 -1.1 26 18 1.6 .496 .498 1.5 0.8 13
CHC (2 yrs) 102 418 -18 0 0 4 7 -6 -0.6 8 2 0.2 .494 .499 -0.1 0.5 -2
TRO (1 yr) 85 331 -23 0 0 5 3 -15 -1.5 11 -4 -0.3 .483 .491 -0.7 0.7 -9
CLV (1 yr) 69 264 -8 0 0 -4 1 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.2 .483 .493 0.2 -0.3 2
KCC (1 yr) 37 166 -10 -1 0 0 1 -11 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .473 .494 -0.7 0.1 -7

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
1878 22 CHC NL 0 1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 11 9 6 0 0 4 0 1 39 44 1.65 1.222 11.0 0.0 0.0 4.0
1879 23 CHC NL 15 10 .600 2.50 26 25 1 25 2 0 230.2 248 134 64 0 27 69 0 4 1000 104 2.49 1.192 9.7 0.0 1.1 2.7 2.56
1880 24 CLV NL 1 1 .500 1.08 4 2 2 2 0 1 25.0 20 10 3 0 3 8 0 0 96 221 2.25 0.920 7.2 0.0 1.1 2.9 2.67
1885 29 NYP AA 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 80 10.88 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
4 Yrs 16 12 .571 2.50 32 28 3 28 2 1 266.2 281 154 74 1 31 81 0 0 5 1144 104 2.50 1.170 9.5 0.0 1.0 2.7 2.61
162 Game Avg. 18 14 .571 2.50 36 32 3 32 2 1 302 318 175 84 1 35 92 0 6 1297 104 2.50 1.170 9.5 0.0 1.0 2.7 2.61
CHC (2 yrs) 15 11 .577 2.63 27 26 1 26 2 0 239.2 259 143 70 0 27 73 0 5 1039 99 2.46 1.193 9.7 0.0 1.0 2.7 2.70
NYP (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 80 10.88 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
CLV (1 yr) 1 1 .500 1.08 4 2 2 2 0 1 25.0 20 10 3 0 3 8 0 0 96 221 2.25 0.920 7.2 0.0 1.1 2.9 2.67
NL (3 yrs) 16 12 .571 2.48 31 28 3 28 2 1 264.2 279 153 73 0 30 81 0 5 1135 104 2.44 1.168 9.5 0.0 1.0 2.8 2.70
AA (1 yr) 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 80 10.88 1.500 9.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
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
1878 22 CHC NL 9.0 1 1 9 9.00 4.99 0.08 0.00 105.0 5.16 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .227 .498
1879 23 CHC NL 230.2 26 25 134 5.23 5.32 0.53 0.00 103.0 4.93 -6 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 1.4 17 .479 .497
1880 24 CLV NL 25.0 4 2 10 3.60 4.71 0.28 0.00 99.0 4.39 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .559 .501
1885 29 NYP AA 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.58 -0.21 0.00 86.0 4.97 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .511 .500
4 Seasons 266.2 32 28 154 5.20 5.25 0.49 0.00 102.6 4.88 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.3 1.6 19 .482 .497
CHC (2 yrs) 239.2 27 26 143 5.37 5.30 0.52 0.00 103.1 4.93 -10 -0.8 1.0 -0.2 1.1 14 .469 .497
NYP (1 yr) 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 5.58 -0.21 0.00 86.0 4.97 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .511 .500
CLV (1 yr) 25.0 4 2 10 3.60 4.71 0.28 0.00 99.0 4.39 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .559 .501

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 Awards
1878 CHC NL 22 3B 57 265 94 138 33 9 .875 4.07 .864 3.54
1878 CHC NL 22 P 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00 .890 2.30 2.30
1879 CHC NL 23 P 26 230.2 89 16 67 6 1 .933 3.24 3.19 .901 2.30 2.30
1879 CHC NL 23 OF 14 26 21 3 2 0 .923 1.71 .838 1.89 10-4-0
1879 CHC NL 23 3B 5 28 5 17 6 0 .786 4.40 .830 3.40
1880 CLV NL 24 3B 56 186 68 89 29 7 .844 2.80 .856 3.47
1880 CLV NL 24 OF 12 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 0.92 .855 1.85 10-2-0
1880 CLV NL 24 P 4 25.0 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.50 .912 2.27 2.22
1881 TRO NL 25 3B 84 353 151 169 33 21 .907 3.81 .860 3.55
1881 TRO NL 25 SS 1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 2.00 .873 4.60
1883 NYG NL 27 3B 93 331 122 166 43 9 .870 3.10 .830 3.29
1883 NYG NL 27 OF 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .850 2.00 0-0-1
1884 NYG NL 28 3B 105 364 135 182 47 8 .871 3.02 .848 3.15
1884 NYG NL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.80 0-1-0
1885 NYP AA 29 3B 94 351 106 212 33 9 .906 3.38 .860 3.01
1885 NYP AA 29 P 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1886 NYP AA 30 3B 136 569 181 316 72 26 .873 3.65 .849 3.18
1887 NYP AA 31 3B 127 506 161 276 69 26 .864 3.44 .850 3.34
1888 KCC AA 32 2B 13 76 32 40 4 3 .947 5.54 .916 5.64
1888 KCC AA 32 SS 9 42 8 29 5 6 .881 4.11 .863 4.61
1888 KCC AA 32 3B 7 28 6 14 8 1 .714 2.86 .867 3.46
1888 KCC AA 32 OF 7 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.29 .907 1.83 6-1-0
1888 KCC AA 32 1B 2 18 18 0 0 2 1.000 9.00 .976 10.65
10 Seasons 3B 764 2981 1029 1579 373 116 .875 3.41 .851 3.29
5 Seasons OF 35 49 39 6 4 0 .918 1.29 .856 1.87 26-8-1
4 Seasons P 32 266.2 100 19 75 6 1 .940 3.17 2.94 .902 2.30 2.28
1 Season 2B 13 76 32 40 4 3 .947 5.54 .916 5.64
2 Seasons SS 10 45 9 30 6 7 .867 3.90 .864 4.61
1 Season 1B 2 18 18 0 0 2 1.000 9.00 .976 10.65
10 Seasons TOT 856 266.2 3269 1146 1730 393 129 .880 3.17 3.36 .855 2.30 3.26 26-8-1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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 on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1878 NL  0.5 (10th)
1885 AA  1.0 (6th)
1886 AA  1.3 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1881 NL  85 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1878 NL  1 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1878 NL  36 (4th)
1881 NL  41 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1878 NL  240.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1881 NL  259 (8th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1879 NL  1.4 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1879 NL  2.50 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1879 NL  15 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1879 NL  .600 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1879 NL  1.192 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  9.676 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  1.054 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  2.692 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1879 NL  26 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1880 NL  1 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1879 NL  230.7 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1879 NL  25 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1879 NL  25 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1879 NL  2 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1879 NL  27 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1879 NL  248 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1879 NL  0.000 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1879 NL  1,000 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1879 NL  1 (7th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1879 NL  104 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1879 NL  2.49 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1879 NL  3 (9th)
1880 NL  3 (9th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1879 NL  0.3 (9th)
1880 NL  0.3 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  57 (5th)
1881 NL  84 (2nd)
1883 NL  93 (5th)
1884 NL  105 (5th)
1886 AA  136 (2nd)
1887 AA  127 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  94 (1st)
1881 NL  151 (1st)
1883 NL  122 (2nd)
1884 NL  135 (3rd)
1885 AA  106 (3rd)
1886 AA  181 (2nd)
1887 AA  161 (3rd)
Career  1,029 (85th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  138 (2nd)
1881 NL  169 (4th)
1883 NL  166 (5th)
1885 AA  212 (2nd)
1886 AA  316 (1st)
1887 AA  276 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  33 (3rd)
1886 AA  72 (2nd)
1887 AA  69 (4th)
Career  373 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  9 (1st)
1880 NL  7 (4th)
1881 NL  21 (1st)
1883 NL  9 (5th)
1886 AA  26 (1st)
1887 AA  26 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  4.07 (2nd)
1881 NL  3.81 (3rd)
1883 NL  3.10 (4th)
1884 NL  3.02 (5th)
1885 AA  3.38 (1st)
1886 AA  3.65 (1st)
1887 AA  3.44 (2nd)
Career  3.41 (20th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1878 NL  .875 (3rd)
1881 NL  .907 (2nd)
1883 NL  .870 (2nd)
1884 NL  .871 (3rd)
1885 AA  .906 (1st)
1886 AA  .873 (2nd)
1887 AA  .864 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1879 NL  3.24 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1879 NL  3.19 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 5 (1819), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Pitching - 26 (914), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1638), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (253rd), 5.4 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/6.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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