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Bill Francis
William Henry Francis
(Brodie; Jess)
 
Born: February 28, 1879 in Philadelphia, PA
Died: January 26, 1942 - 62 years old in Chicago, IL
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'5" Wt: 140
Batting Ratings(?)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Visit Francis's Managerial Page
- Buried: Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island IL

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
PG
IND
27.3
3B
 
14
56
51
4
6
0
0
0
2
1
3
 
1
1
 
.118
.182
.118
.299
-6
0.2
.159
PG
NAC
28.3
3B
 
6
21
18
2
3
0
0
0
0
4
2
 
0
1
 
.167
.250
.167
.417
40
3.5
.259
PG
NAC
29.3
3B
 
30
121
102
15
23
1
0
0
10
4
13
 
1
5
 
.225
.319
.235
.554
78
4.0
.280
MTZ
LG
29.8
SS
 
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
 
0
0
 
.114
.225
.114
.339
28
1.5
.203
PG
INT
30.3
3B
 
18
80
73
10
17
1
2
1
9
1
3
 
3
1
 
.233
.291
.342
.634
96
4.4
.297
PG
EAS
31.3
3B
 
19
86
76
11
10
2
2
0
4
3
7
 
1
2
 
.132
.214
.211
.425
29
2.2
.210
NLG
EAS
32.3
3B
 
15
68
56
13
16
5
1
0
9
5
9
 
2
1
 
.286
.403
.411
.814
127
8.2
.394
NLG
EAS
33.3
3B
 
20
86
78
13
24
2
0
0
8
4
4
 
2
2
 
.308
.357
.333
.690
105
5.3
.329
MULT
-
33.8
3B
 
32
126
110
10
18
2
0
0
8
5
0
13
0
 
0
2
0
1
0
 
.164
.262
.182
.444
36
2.0
.247
NLG
EAS
34.3
3B
 
16
62
55
5
9
0
1
0
1
1
3
 
0
4
 
.164
.207
.200
.407
31
1.3
.188
CAG
WES
35.3
3B
 
45
174
148
30
43
6
1
0
18
0
15
 
1
10
 
.291
.360
.345
.704
105
5.5
.312
CAG
WES
36.3
3B
 
56
232
195
32
40
6
0
1
17
1
25
 
2
10
 
.205
.302
.251
.553
86
3.6
.267
BRK
FHL
36.8
3B
 
6
28
21
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
 
0
3
 
.286
.400
.286
.686
141
5.7
.324
CAG
WES
37.3
3B
 
62
244
199
27
42
10
0
0
22
1
31
 
4
10
 
.211
.329
.261
.590
78
4.0
.289
RP
FHL
37.8
3B
 
9
30
26
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
2
 
1
1
 
.154
.241
.154
.395
55
1.8
.207
CAG
WES
38.3
3B
 
53
197
163
20
32
6
1
0
13
5
22
 
6
6
 
.196
.314
.245
.560
91
3.5
.287
RP
FHL
38.8
3B
 
13
50
43
5
7
2
0
0
5
4
4
 
0
3
 
.163
.234
.209
.443
71
2.5
.231
CAG
WES
39.3
3B
 
25
103
87
10
21
4
0
0
13
1
13
 
0
3
 
.241
.340
.287
.627
92
4.9
.310
MULT
IND
40.3
3B
 
46
190
152
19
29
4
3
0
16
7
0
26
0
 
0
4
8
0
0
 
.191
.324
.257
.581
80
4.1
.289
HIL
EAS
41.3
3B
 
18
74
65
2
10
1
0
0
5
0
7
 
0
2
 
.154
.236
.169
.405
28
1.4
.207
HIL
NNA
42.3
SS
 
42
191
157
35
47
6
5
5
31
9
20
 
2
12
 
.299
.385
.497
.882
152
8.3
.384
HIL
NNA
43.3
3B
 
33
135
112
16
21
3
0
1
9
1
15
 
1
7
 
.188
.289
.241
.530
57
3.0
.250
AC
ECL
44.3
3B
 
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
 
1
13
 
.150
.297
.162
.459
35
2.8
.234
CBN
NNL
45.3
3B
 
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
8
 
0
0
 
.237
.370
.289
.659
77
5.7
.333
24
11
3B
 
652
2662
2233
322
467
63
17
8
209
61
0
289
2
 
0
34
105
1
0
 
.209
.309
.263
.572
77
3.9
.279
2
Cuban Leagues
 
29
117
101
11
12
1
0
0
4
6
0
15
2
 
0
1
0
0
0
 
.119
.239
.129
.368
17
1.4
.219
23
Negro Leagues
 
623
2545
2132
311
455
62
17
8
205
55
0
274
0
 
0
33
105
1
0
 
.213
.312
.270
.582
80
4.0
.282
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
5
3B
 
87
364
320
42
59
4
4
1
25
13
0
28
0
 
0
6
10
0
0
 
.184
.263
.231
.494
55
3.0
.248
1
SS
 
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
0
5
2
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.114
.225
.114
.339
28
1.5
.203
4
3B
 
64
265
233
34
59
8
2
0
22
11
0
19
0
 
0
5
7
1
0
 
.253
.322
.305
.626
88
4.4
.303
1
3B
 
19
77
66
7
8
1
0
0
4
4
0
10
0
 
0
1
0
0
0
 
.121
.247
.136
.383
12
1.3
.228
6
3B
 
282
1124
930
137
203
36
4
1
97
15
0
130
0
 
0
17
47
0
0
 
.218
.325
.269
.594
87
4.1
.288
1
3B
 
6
28
21
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
 
0
0
3
0
0
 
.286
.400
.286
.686
141
5.7
.324
2
3B
 
22
80
69
5
11
2
0
0
5
4
0
6
0
 
0
1
4
0
0
 
.159
.237
.188
.425
65
2.3
.222
1
3B
 
5
16
14
1
4
0
1
0
2
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.286
.375
.429
.804
146
6.9
.372
3
3B
 
93
400
334
53
78
10
5
6
45
10
0
42
0
 
0
3
21
0
0
 
.234
.325
.347
.672
97
5.0
.306
1
3B
 
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
0
35
0
 
0
1
13
0
0
 
.150
.297
.162
.459
35
2.8
.234
1
3B
 
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
0
8
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.237
.370
.290
.659
77
5.7
.333



Third Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
IND
27.3
3B
 
14
123.0
52
23
22
7
2
 
.865
.895
 
3.29
3.85
NAC
28.3
3B
 
6
53.0
19
5
12
2
1
 
.895
.886
 
2.89
3.72
NAC
29.3
3B
 
30
261.0
123
37
73
13
4
 
.894
.926
 
3.79
4.04
LG
29.8
3B
 
1
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.867
 
0.00
3.60
INT
30.3
3B
 
18
160.3
75
17
50
8
0
 
.893
.886
 
3.76
3.74
EAS
31.3
3B
 
17
157.0
76
28
42
6
3
 
.921
.906
 
4.01
3.94
EAS
32.3
3B
 
15
132.0
42
14
23
5
4
 
.881
.917
 
2.52
3.40
EAS
33.3
3B
 
20
175.0
50
19
30
1
0
 
.980
.922
 
2.52
3.19
MULT
-
33.8
3B
 
32
269.0
102
35
64
3
8
 
.971
.925
 
3.31
3.37
EAS
34.3
3B
 
16
140.3
48
21
27
0
1
 
1.000
.928
 
3.08
3.30
WES
35.3
3B
 
45
404.7
166
69
90
7
6
 
.958
.942
 
3.54
3.53
WES
36.3
3B
 
51
453.7
184
83
98
3
13
 
.984
.927
 
3.59
3.31
FHL
36.8
3B
 
6
54.0
26
16
9
1
0
 
.962
.936
 
4.17
3.70
WES
37.3
3B
 
62
541.3
188
63
119
6
12
 
.968
.926
 
3.03
3.41
FHL
37.8
3B
 
9
75.0
30
14
14
2
0
 
.933
.910
 
3.36
3.10
WES
38.3
3B
 
53
469.0
173
58
109
6
4
 
.965
.942
 
3.20
3.46
FHL
38.8
3B
 
13
114.3
59
22
35
2
1
 
.966
.920
 
4.49
4.07
WES
39.3
3B
 
25
224.0
84
33
41
10
4
 
.881
.919
 
2.97
3.42
MULT
IND
40.3
3B
 
46
416.3
173
59
108
6
8
 
.965
.927
 
3.61
3.48
EAS
41.3
3B
 
18
163.0
73
27
42
4
1
 
.945
.951
 
3.81
3.64
NNA
42.3
3B
 
20
175.3
82
22
54
6
4
 
.927
.915
 
3.90
3.26
NNA
43.3
3B
 
33
264.3
103
29
70
4
4
 
.961
.940
 
3.37
3.35
ECL
44.3
3B
 
52
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
NNL
45.3
3B
 
11
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
24
11
3B
 
613
4827.7
1928
694
1132
102
80
 
.947
.926
 
3.40
3.50



Shortstop Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
MTZ
LG
29.8
SS
 
10
87.0
57
19
35
3
2
 
.947
.882
 
5.59
5.26
PG
EAS
31.3
SS
 
1
9.0
2
0
2
0
0
 
1.000
.878
 
2.00
5.16
CAG
WES
35.3
SS
 
2
6.0
2
1
1
0
0
 
1.000
.924
 
3.00
5.42
CAG
WES
36.3
SS
 
6
40.0
32
11
16
5
0
 
.844
.893
 
6.08
4.97
HIL
NNA
42.3
SS
 
22
195.7
112
36
69
7
7
 
.938
.905
 
4.83
5.28
5
4
SS
 
41
337.7
205
67
123
15
9
 
.927
.897
 
5.06
5.23



Second Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
PG
EAS
31.3
2B
 
1
8.0
6
3
2
1
0
 
.833
.925
 
5.63
4.63
CAG
WES
36.3
2B
 
1
9.0
7
1
5
1
0
 
.857
.933
 
6.00
4.92
HIL
NNA
42.3
2B
 
1
5.0
4
2
2
0
0
 
1.000
.931
 
7.20
5.12
AC
ECL
44.3
2B
 
1
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
4
4
2B
 
4
22.0
17
6
9
2
0
 
.882
.930
 
6.14
4.86



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