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Frank Smith

Frank Elmer Smith (Piano Mover or Nig)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 194 lb.

Born: October 28, 1879 in Pittsburgh, PA
School: Grove City College (Grove City, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1904 (Age 24.177)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1904 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Terrapins/Reds/Tip-Tops/RedSox 1904-1915

Final Game: September 13, 1915 (Age 35.320)
Died: November 3, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Minersville Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1904 CHW AL 24 P 26 202.1 75 15 53 7 2 .907 3.02 2.62 .952 3.45 3.39
1905 CHW AL 25 P 39 291.2 107 27 77 3 3 .972 3.21 2.67 .942 3.25 3.21
1906 CHW AL 26 P 20 122.0 50 6 42 2 1 .960 3.54 2.40 .948 3.22 3.17
1907 CHW AL 27 P 41 310.0 134 20 109 5 2 .963 3.75 3.15 .946 3.28 3.25
1908 CHW AL 28 P 41 297.2 126 23 101 2 4 .984 3.75 3.02 .946 3.20 3.19
1909 CHW AL 29 P 51 365.0 184 26 154 4 3 .978 4.44 3.53 .942 3.19 3.15
1910 TOT AL 30 P 23 156.2 86 14 68 4 0 .953 4.71 3.57 .942 3.29 3.28
1910 CHW AL 30 P 19 128.2 76 13 59 4 0 .947 5.04 3.79 .942 3.29 3.28
1910 BOS AL 30 P 4 28.0 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 3.21 2.50 .942 3.28 3.28
1911 TOT MLB 31 P 35 178.2 90 16 68 6 4 .933 4.23 2.40 .943 2.77 2.74
1911 BOS AL 31 P 1 2.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 7.71 2.00 .940 2.70 2.80
1911 CIN NL 31 P 34 176.1 88 16 66 6 4 .932 4.19 2.41 .943 2.77 2.74
1912 CIN NL 32 P 7 22.2 7 3 3 1 1 .857 2.38 0.86 .949 2.54 2.51
1914 BAL FL 34 P 39 22 9 174.2 69 10 57 2 2 .971 3.45 1.72 .947 3.04 3.00
1914 BAL FL 34 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 2.00
1914 BAL FL 34 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.90
1915 TOT FL 35 P 32 14 6 151.2 58 7 50 1 0 .983 3.38 1.78 .956 3.09 3.05
1915 BAL FL 35 P 17 9 2 88.2 32 2 29 1 0 .969 3.15 1.82 .956 3.09 3.05
1915 BTT FL 35 P 15 5 4 63.0 26 5 21 0 0 1.000 3.71 1.73 .956 3.09 3.05
11 Seasons P 354 36 15 2273.0 986 167 782 37 22 .962 3.76 2.68 .945 3.18 3.12
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.90 1-0-0
11 Seasons TOT 355 36 15 2273.0 987 168 782 37 22 .963 3.76 2.68 .945 3.18 3.12 1-0-0
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1904 CHW AL 24 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1905 CHW AL 25 41 41 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1906 CHW AL 26 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907 CHW AL 27 42 42 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 CHW AL 28 43 43 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CHW AL 29 53 53 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CHW AL 30 24 24 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 BOS AL 30 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 CIN NL 31 35 35 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 BOS AL 31 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 CIN NL 32 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 BAL FL 34 41 41 39 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1915 BAL FL 35 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BTT FL 35 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 369 369 354 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1909 AL  51 (1st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1905 AL  27 (3rd)
1908 AL  23 (3rd)
1909 AL  26 (1st)
1911 NL  16 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1907 AL  109 (5th)
1908 AL  101 (5th)
1909 AL  154 (1st)
Career  782 (63rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1909 AL  4.44 (2nd)
1910 AL  4.71 (2nd)
1911 NL  4.19 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1909 AL  3.53 (2nd)
1910 AL  3.57 (2nd)
1911 NL  2.41 (5th)
Career  2.68 (25th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1905 AL  .972 (4th)
1908 AL  .984 (4th)
1909 AL  .978 (5th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Piano Frank Mover Elmer Piano Nig Mover frankie Frank Smith

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