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

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
WG/PG
27
3B
23
92
83
7
10
0
0
0
2
2
5
0
1
3
.120
.180
.120
.300
-7
PG
28
3B
7
24
21
2
3
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
0
1
.143
.217
.143
.360
27
PG
NAC
29
3B
30
121
102
15
23
1
0
0
10
4
13
1
5
.225
.319
.235
.554
74
MTZ
CUB
29
SS
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
0
0
.114
.225
.114
.339
23
PG
30
3B
19
84
76
10
18
1
2
1
9
1
4
0
3
1
.237
.301
.342
.643
100
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
33
3B
22
94
86
13
25
2
0
0
8
4
4
2
2
.291
.337
.314
.651
87
33
3B
32
126
110
10
18
2
0
0
8
5
13
2
0
1
.164
.262
.182
.444
31
NLG
34
3B
17
66
59
7
11
0
1
0
3
1
3
0
4
.186
.226
.220
.446
39
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
41
3B
22
90
80
2
12
1
0
0
6
0
7
0
3
.150
.218
.163
.381
21
HIL
EAS
42
SS
42
191
157
35
47
6
5
5
31
9
20
2
12
.299
.385
.497
.882
127
HIL
EAS
43
3B
33
135
112
16
21
3
0
1
9
1
15
1
7
.188
.289
.241
.530
46
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
697
2828
2376
336
493
64
17
8
220
63
304
2
34
113
1
.207
.306
.259
.565
67
162 Game Average
657
552
78
115
15
4
2
51
15
71
23
8
26
12
.207
.306
.259
.565
67
 
Team Lg Pos
20
Negro Leagues
646
2628
2200
320
466
62
17
8
210
56
284
32
112
.212
.311
.266
.577
70
2
Cuban Leagues
42
166
145
14
22
2
0
0
8
7
18
2
2
0
1
.152
.253
.166
.419
30
6
vs Major Leaguers
9
34
31
2
5
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
1
.161
.212
.161
.373
20
 
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
93
385
338
43
61
4
4
1
25
13
30
0
6
11
.180
.259
.225
.484
50
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
67
277
245
36
62
8
2
0
24
11
19
5
7
1
.253
.319
.302
.621
81
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 I
3B
5
16
14
1
4
0
1
0
2
0
2
0
0
.286
.375
.429
.804
137
3
Hilldale Club
3B
97
416
349
53
80
10
5
6
46
10
42
3
22
.229
.317
.338
.655
78
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
WG/PG
92
.156
.314
5.4%
0.1%
0.0%
7.9%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.069
PG
24
.183
.276
8.3%
0.0%
6.2%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.058
PG
NAC
121
.277
.307
10.7%
6.5%
0.0%
0.3%
.010
.061
MTZ
CUB
40
.198
.280
12.5%
8.7%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.51
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.042
PG
84
.302
.297
4.8%
0.0%
6.7%
1.2%
0.4%
.105
.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
94
.304
.319
4.3%
5.0%
0.0%
1.0%
.023
.091
126
.250
.344
10.3%
10.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.018
.050
NLG
66
.209
.313
4.5%
7.1%
0.0%
0.2%
.034
.063
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
90
.195
.309
7.8%
8.4%
0.0%
0.2%
.013
.062
HIL
EAS
191
.372
.341
10.5%
7.9%
2.6%
1.2%
.197
.129
HIL
EAS
135
.256
.335
11.1%
7.5%
0.7%
0.9%
.054
.098
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
2828
.276
.319
10.7%
8.0%
3.7%
1.8%
3.50
40.44
0.3%
0.6%
.051
.084
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
20
Negro Leagues
2628
.279
.319
10.8%
7.9%
0.3%
0.7%
.055
.086
2
Cuban Leagues
166
.238
.329
10.8%
10.3%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.51
0.0%
0.1%
.014
.048
6
vs Major Leaguers
34
.176
.265
5.9%
6.8%
0.0%
0.2%
3.50
0.0%
0.3%
.000
.076
 
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
385
.238
.304
7.8%
6.8%
0.0%
0.1%
57.10
0.3%
0.4%
.044
.074
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
277
.300
.326
6.9%
7.1%
0.0%
0.6%
.049
.076
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 I
16
.381
.320
12.5%
9.2%
0.0%
1.1%
.143
.100
3
Hilldale Club
416
.296
.332
10.1%
7.9%
1.4%
0.9%
.109
.103
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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