Bill Francis - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Bill Francis



William Henry Francis
(Brodie; Jess)


Born: February 28, 1879 in Philadelphia, PA
Died: January 26, 1942 in Chicago, IL
          (62 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'5"
Wt: 140
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Notes:


• Buried: Lincoln Cemetery (Blue Island, IL)
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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
PG/WG
EAS
27
3B
21
85
77
7
10
0
0
0
2
2
4
1
3
.130
.183
.130
.313
-5
PG
NAC
28
3B
6
21
18
2
3
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
1
.167
.250
.167
.417
37
PG
NAC
29
3B
30
121
102
15
23
1
0
0
10
4
13
1
5
.225
.319
.235
.554
74
MTZ
LG
29
SS
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
0
0
.114
.225
.114
.339
23
PG
INT
30
3B
18
80
73
10
17
1
2
1
9
1
3
3
1
.233
.291
.342
.634
96
PG
EAS
31
3B
19
86
76
11
10
2
2
0
4
3
7
1
2
.132
.214
.211
.425
26
NLG
EAS
32
3B
15
68
56
13
16
5
1
0
9
5
9
2
1
.286
.403
.411
.814
123
NLG
EAS
33
3B
20
86
78
13
24
2
0
0
8
4
4
2
2
.308
.357
.333
.690
97
33
3B
32
126
110
10
18
2
0
0
8
5
13
2
0
1
.164
.262
.182
.444
31
NLG
EAS
34
3B
16
62
55
5
9
0
1
0
1
1
3
0
4
.164
.207
.200
.407
28
CAG
WES
35
3B
45
174
148
30
43
6
1
0
18
0
15
1
10
.291
.360
.345
.704
100
CAG
WES
36
3B
56
232
195
32
40
6
0
1
17
1
25
2
10
.205
.302
.251
.553
78
BRK
FHL
36
3B
6
28
21
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
3
.286
.400
.286
.686
123
CAG
WES
37
3B
62
244
199
27
42
10
0
0
22
1
31
4
10
.211
.329
.261
.590
70
RP
FHL
37
3B
9
30
26
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
.154
.241
.154
.395
49
CAG
WES
38
3B
53
197
163
20
32
6
1
0
13
5
22
6
6
.196
.314
.245
.560
86
RP
FHL
38
3B
13
50
43
5
7
2
0
0
5
4
4
0
3
.163
.234
.209
.443
60
CAG
WES
39
3B
25
103
87
10
21
4
0
0
13
1
13
0
3
.241
.340
.287
.627
87
WES
40
3B
47
194
156
19
29
4
3
0
16
7
26
4
8
.186
.317
.250
.567
69
HIL
EAS
41
3B
19
78
69
2
11
1
0
0
6
0
7
0
2
.159
.237
.174
.411
28
HIL
NNA
42
SS
42
191
157
35
47
6
5
5
31
9
20
2
12
.299
.385
.497
.882
134
HIL
NNA
43
3B
33
135
112
16
21
3
0
1
9
1
15
1
7
.188
.289
.241
.530
55
AC
ECL
44
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
32
CBN
NNL
45
3B
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
8
0
.237
.370
.289
.659
74
CAG
NNL
46
3B
26
91
74
9
16
1
0
0
8
1
12
5
.216
.326
.230
.555
52
20
12
3B
687
2790
2341
334
488
64
17
8
218
63
302
2
34
112
1
.208
.308
.261
.568
69
162 Game Average
658
552
79
115
15
4
2
51
15
71
32
8
26
12
.208
.308
.261
.568
69
 
Team Lg Pos
20
Negro Leagues
645
2624
2196
320
466
62
17
8
210
56
284
32
112
.212
.311
.267
.578
71
2
Cuban Leagues
42
166
145
14
22
2
0
0
8
7
18
2
2
0
1
.152
.253
.166
.419
30
 
Team Lg Pos
1
Wilmington Giants
3B
5
22
20
2
3
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
.150
.190
.150
.340
4
5
Philadelphia Giants I
3B
89
371
326
43
60
4
4
1
25
13
28
6
11
.184
.261
.230
.491
52
1
Matanzas
SS
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
0
0
.114
.225
.114
.339
23
3
New York Lincoln Giants
3B
64
265
233
34
59
8
2
0
22
11
19
5
7
1
.253
.322
.305
.626
82
1
Fe
3B
19
77
66
7
8
1
0
0
4
4
10
1
0
.121
.247
.136
.383
8
7
Chicago American Giants
3B
309
1219
1008
146
219
37
4
1
105
16
142
17
52
.217
.324
.265
.589
77
1
Breakers Hotel
3B
6
28
21
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
3
.286
.400
.286
.686
123
2
Royal Poinciana Hotel
3B
22
80
69
5
11
2
0
0
5
4
6
1
4
.159
.237
.188
.425
56
1
Detroit Stars
-
5
16
14
1
4
0
1
0
2
0
2
0
0
.286
.375
.429
.804
137
3
Hilldale Club
3B
94
404
338
53
79
10
5
6
46
10
42
3
21
.234
.324
.346
.670
87
1
Bacharach Giants
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
32
1
Cleveland Browns
3B
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
8
0
.237
.370
.289
.659
74



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
PG/WG
EAS
85
.160
.317
4.7%
0.1%
7.6%
60.50
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.070
PG
NAC
21
.209
.296
9.5%
6.5%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.057
PG
NAC
121
.277
.307
10.7%
6.5%
0.0%
0.3%
.010
.061
MTZ
LG
40
.198
.280
12.5%
8.7%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.51
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.042
PG
INT
80
.299
.299
3.8%
6.8%
1.3%
0.4%
.110
.082
PG
EAS
86
.206
.309
8.1%
6.6%
0.0%
0.5%
.079
.093
NLG
EAS
68
.391
.344
13.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.7%
.125
.094
NLG
EAS
86
.322
.323
4.7%
4.9%
0.0%
1.1%
.026
.090
126
.250
.344
10.3%
10.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.018
.050
NLG
EAS
62
.192
.312
4.8%
7.1%
0.0%
0.2%
.036
.061
CAG
WES
174
.320
.326
8.6%
8.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.054
.101
CAG
WES
232
.273
.303
10.8%
8.3%
0.4%
0.7%
.046
.075
BRK
FHL
28
.327
.313
14.3%
9.1%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.051
CAG
WES
244
.296
.337
12.7%
9.2%
0.0%
0.4%
.050
.078
RP
FHL
30
.209
.266
6.7%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
CAG
WES
197
.286
.296
11.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.049
.063
RP
FHL
50
.216
.271
8.0%
7.5%
0.0%
0.0%
.047
.061
CAG
WES
103
.313
.323
12.6%
9.0%
0.0%
0.4%
.046
.079
WES
194
.280
.318
13.4%
9.1%
0.0%
1.1%
.064
.099
HIL
EAS
78
.212
.315
9.0%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.014
.060
HIL
NNA
191
.376
.338
10.5%
7.6%
2.6%
0.8%
.197
.112
HIL
NNA
135
.256
.317
11.1%
7.0%
0.7%
0.9%
.054
.092
AC
ECL
222
.236
.325
15.8%
6.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.094
CBN
NNL
46
.332
.351
17.4%
9.0%
0.0%
0.9%
.053
.111
CAG
NNL
91
.266
.331
13.2%
8.3%
0.0%
1.4%
.014
.126
20
12
2790
.277
.319
10.8%
8.0%
5.0%
1.9%
2.50
41.62
0.3%
0.6%
.052
.083
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
20
Negro Leagues
2624
.280
.318
10.8%
7.9%
0.3%
0.6%
.055
.085
2
Cuban Leagues
166
.238
.329
10.8%
10.3%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.51
0.0%
0.1%
.014
.048
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
1
Wilmington Giants
22
.168
.317
4.5%
7.6%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.070
5
Philadelphia Giants I
371
.241
.307
7.5%
6.8%
0.3%
0.4%
.046
.075
1
Matanzas
40
.198
.280
12.5%
8.7%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.51
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.042
3
New York Lincoln Giants
265
.303
.327
7.2%
7.1%
0.0%
0.6%
.052
.075
1
Fe
77
.228
.354
13.0%
11.7%
0.0%
0.2%
.015
.057
7
Chicago American Giants
1219
.289
.318
11.6%
8.6%
0.1%
0.7%
.048
.085
1
Breakers Hotel
28
.327
.313
14.3%
9.1%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.051
2
Royal Poinciana Hotel
80
.213
.270
7.5%
8.4%
0.0%
0.0%
.029
.061
1
Detroit Stars
16
.381
.320
12.5%
9.2%
0.0%
1.1%
.143
.100
3
Hilldale Club
404
.304
.327
10.4%
7.6%
1.5%
0.7%
.112
.095
1
Bacharach Giants
222
.236
.325
15.8%
6.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.094
1
Cleveland Browns
46
.332
.351
17.4%
9.0%
0.0%
0.9%
.053
.111

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