Frank Grant

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1887—1907

7
Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Ulysses Franklin
GIVEN NAME
Grant
SURNAME
August 1, 1865, in Pittsfield, MA
BORN
May 27, 1937, in New York, NY, USA
DIED
1887—1907
Playing Career
Played from 21-41
PLAYING AGE
Meriden Silvermen
Buffalo Bisons
Cuban Giants
New York Big Gorhams
Page Fence Giants
Cuban X-Giants
Philadelphia Giants
Brooklyn Royal Giants
New York Gorhams
Colored Capital All-Americans
Genuine Cuban Giants
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Cuban X Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Black Dunlap
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-7 / 155
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
1886
Major League Debut
1907
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Frank Grant?

Grant nearly desegregated the National League in the 1880s, but settled for the International League. He went on to play nearly two decades in early black baseball, as a slick-fielding second baseman, but also as a great hitter. Noted baseball historian Jerry Malloy described Grant as “the greatest Negro baseball player of the 19th century.”

55

HITTING

50

POWER

60

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
Frank Grant was known as “The Black Dunlap,” a comparison drawn to the defensive skills of 19th-century white second baseman Fred Dunlap.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
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UNK
UNK
UNK
.338

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.338
.403
.455

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.858
NA
UNK

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
NR
58.2

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

Frank Grant 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
Grant
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.338
.403
.455
858
AVG 2B

Frank Grant Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Frank Grant PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Frank Grant
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Frank Grant
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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