Frank Chance

Hall of Fame

First Base

1898—1914

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#47

Player Detail

Frank Leroy
GIVEN NAME
Chance
SURNAME
September 9, 1876, in Fresno, CA
BORN
September 15, 1924, in Los Angeles, CA, USA
DIED
1898—1914
Playing Career
Played from 24-37
PLAYING AGE
Chicago Cubs
New York Yankees
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
1908-09
World Series titles
Husk,The Peerless Leader
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 29, 1898
Major League Debut
April 21, 1914
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Frank Chance?

Player-manager of the Cubs in the early 1900s, guided them to four pennants from 1906-1910.

70

HITTING

50

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Chance, who was a fine boxer himself, once confronted heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries after he had lost a fight that Frank had money on. The two men had to be separated.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1288
1134
18
547
.298

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1906 Cubs

29 Years Old

.319
AVG
3
HR
71
RBI
103
RUNS
.419
OBP
151
HITS
24
2B
10
3B
.430
SLG
70
BB
57
SB
7.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.298
.397
.396

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.794
.700
112.5

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
40.7
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Frank Chance Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chance
505
150
94
24
9
2
70
65
38
47
199
231
.298
.397
.396
794
AVG 1B
535
147
71
21
8
3
73
43
44
20
194
197
.274
.337
.363
.700

Frank Chance Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
47
29
35
36
48
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
36
32
19
31
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Frank Chance PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
45.8
35.7
29.1
18.9
5.76
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Frank Chance
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
230.3
172.1
137.1
90.5
28.9
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Frank Chance
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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