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Full Name: Frank Leroy Chance Primary Position: 1B,C
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/190 First Game: April 29, 1898
Birthdate: September 9, 1876 Final Game: April 21, 1914
Birthplace: Fresno, California MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: September 15, 1924
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946


Biography

Frank Chance (Frank Leroy Chance) was born on September 9, 1876 in Fresno, California. He made his Major League debut on April 29, 1898 for the Chicago Orphans. In 1898, his rookie year, he hit .279 with 1 home run and 14 RBI. Chance played for the Chicago Orphans, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees over the course of his 17 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Frank Chance's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1906, when he stole 57 bases, hit for a .319 average and knocked in 71 runs. However, others believe that it was 1903, when he stole 67 bases, hit for a .327 average and knocked in 81 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1898 CHI N 53 147 32 41 1 14 .279 .338 .367 4 3 7 0 6 2 7 0 0
1899 CHI N 64 192 37 55 1 22 .286 .351 .354 6 2 15 0 4 2 10 0 0
1900 CHI N 56 149 26 44 0 13 .295 .413 .396 9 3 15 0 15 8 8 0 0
1901 CHI N 69 241 38 67 0 36 .278 .376 .361 12 4 29 0 9 4 27 0 0
1902 CHI N 75 240 39 69 1 31 .287 .396 .371 9 4 35 0 8 2 27 0 0
1903 CHI N 125 441 83 144 2 81 .327 .439 .440 24 10 78 0 10 2 67 0 0
1904 CHI N 124 451 89 140 6 49 .310 .382 .430 16 10 36 0 16 11 42 0 0
1905 CHI N 118 392 92 124 2 70 .316 .450 .434 16 12 78 0 17 15 38 0 0
1906 CHI N 136 474 103 151 3 71 .319 .419 .430 24 10 70 0 12 18 57 0 0
1907 CHI N 111 382 58 112 1 49 .293 .395 .361 19 2 51 0 13 5 35 0 0
1908 CHI N 129 452 65 123 2 55 .272 .338 .363 27 4 37 0 8 16 27 0 0
1909 CHI N 93 324 53 88 0 46 .272 .341 .346 16 4 30 0 4 12 29 0 0
1910 CHI N 88 295 54 88 0 36 .298 .395 .393 12 8 37 15 10 6 16 0 0
1911 CHI N 31 88 23 21 1 17 .239 .432 .409 6 3 25 13 5 6 9 2 0
1912 CHI N 2 5 2 1 0 0 .200 .500 .200 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
1913 NY A 12 24 3 5 0 6 .208 .406 .208 0 0 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
1914 NY A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 1274 4273 794 1268 20 590 .297 .394 .395 200 79 546 28 137 110 400 2 0
Total AL 13 24 3 5 0 6 .208 .406 .208 0 0 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
Total 1287 4297 797 1273 20 596 .296 .394 .394 200 79 554 29 137 111 401 2 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1898 CHI N C 33 0 0 62 14 4 3 0 9 0 0 0 .950
1898 CHI N OF 17 0 0 23 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1898 CHI N 1B 3 0 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1899 CHI N C 57 0 0 166 64 12 6 0 7 0 0 0 .950
1899 CHI N 1B 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1899 CHI N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1900 CHI N C 51 0 0 155 65 16 2 0 13 0 0 0 .932
1900 CHI N 1B 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1901 CHI N C 13 0 0 55 20 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .987
1901 CHI N 1B 6 0 0 27 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .882
1901 CHI N OF 51 0 0 61 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1902 CHI N C 29 0 0 113 27 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1902 CHI N OF 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 CHI N 1B 38 0 0 391 20 13 21 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1903 CHI N C 2 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1903 CHI N 1B 121 0 0 1204 68 36 49 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1904 CHI N 1B 123 0 0 1205 106 13 48 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1904 CHI N C 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1905 CHI N 1B 115 0 0 1165 75 13 54 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1906 CHI N 1B 136 0 0 1376 82 16 71 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1907 CHI N 1B 109 0 0 1129 80 10 64 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1908 CHI N 1B 126 0 0 1291 86 15 56 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1909 CHI N 1B 92 0 0 901 40 6 43 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1910 CHI N 1B 87 0 0 773 38 3 48 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1911 CHI N 1B 29 29 252 289 11 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1912 CHI N 1B 2 0 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1913 NY A 1B 7 0 0 86 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 NY A 1B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 186 0 0 567 191 38 15 0 30 0 0 0 .952
Total OF 73 0 0 88 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .893
Total 1B 997 29 252 9885 615 135 470 0 0 0 0 0 .987

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Chicago Orphans (1898).
  • Claimed on waivers by Cincinnati Reds from Chicago Cubs (November 9, 1912).
  • Claimed on waivers by New York Yankees from Cincinnati Reds (December 11, 1912).

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