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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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Notes:


• 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
28
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
88
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
35
3B
49
190
162
31
46
6
1
0
19
1
17
0
1
10
.284
.356
.333
.689
95
CAG
36
3B
62
257
216
33
46
7
0
1
17
2
28
2
11
.213
.309
.259
.568
81
BRK
FHL
36
3B
6
28
21
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
3
.286
.400
.286
.686
123
CAG
37
3B
66
260
210
29
46
10
0
0
23
3
4
34
2
5
11
0
.219
.341
.267
.608
88
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
57
211
174
21
35
7
2
0
15
5
1
26
4
6
5
.201
.325
.264
.590
98
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
84
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
29
HIL
EAS
42
SS
42
191
157
35
47
6
5
5
31
9
20
2
12
.299
.385
.497
.882
126
HIL
EAS
43
3B
33
135
112
16
21
3
0
1
9
1
15
1
7
.188
.289
.241
.530
47
AC
ECL
44
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
31
CBN
NNL
45
3B
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
8
0
.237
.370
.289
.659
81
CAG
NNL
46
3B
26
91
74
9
16
1
0
0
8
1
12
5
.216
.326
.230
.555
59
20
12
3B
715
2899
2433
341
509
66
18
8
224
67
5
316
8
35
114
1
.209
.309
.261
.570
71
162 Game Average
657
551
77
115
15
4
2
51
21
27
72
25
8
26
10
.209
.309
.261
.570
71
 
Team Lg Pos
20
Negro Leagues
650
2642
2211
321
469
63
18
8
212
56
5
288
6
32
111
.212
.312
.268
.579
73
2
Cuban Leagues
42
166
145
14
22
2
0
0
8
7
18
2
2
0
1
.152
.253
.166
.419
30
3
vs High Minors
14
57
46
4
13
1
0
0
2
4
8
0
1
2
0
.283
.400
.304
.704
102
6
vs Major Leagues
9
34
31
2
5
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
1
.161
.212
.161
.373
21
 
Team Lg Pos
1
Wilmington Giants
-
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
3B
19
77
66
7
8
1
0
0
4
4
10
1
0
.121
.247
.136
.383
8
7
Chicago American Giants
3B
327
1290
1065
151
235
39
5
1
109
20
5
154
6
18
53
0
.221
.329
.269
.599
84
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
125
3
Hilldale Club
3B
97
416
349
53
80
10
5
6
46
10
42
3
22
.229
.317
.338
.655
79
1
Bacharach Giants
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
31
1
Cleveland Browns
3B
11
46
38
6
9
0
1
0
3
1
8
0
.237
.370
.289
.659
81



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
.273
8.3%
0.0%
6.0%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.057
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
.303
.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
.318
4.3%
5.0%
0.0%
1.0%
.023
.090
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
190
.315
.327
8.9%
0.0%
7.9%
0.0%
0.9%
.049
.103
CAG
257
.278
.303
10.9%
8.0%
0.4%
0.7%
.046
.076
BRK
FHL
28
.327
.313
14.3%
9.1%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.051
CAG
260
.303
.313
13.1%
1.8%
0.8%
8.4%
17.00
4.83
0.0%
0.5%
.048
.075
RP
FHL
30
.209
.266
6.7%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
CAG
WES
211
.301
.292
12.3%
8.2%
1.9%
1.4%
6.50
5.84
0.0%
0.2%
.063
.062
RP
FHL
50
.216
.271
8.0%
7.5%
0.0%
0.0%
.047
.061
CAG
WES
103
.312
.329
12.6%
9.2%
0.0%
0.4%
.046
.081
WES
194
.280
.317
13.4%
9.1%
0.0%
1.1%
.064
.099
HIL
90
.195
.291
7.8%
7.9%
0.0%
0.2%
.013
.058
HIL
EAS
191
.372
.343
10.5%
7.9%
2.6%
1.2%
.197
.129
HIL
EAS
135
.255
.333
11.1%
7.4%
0.7%
0.9%
.054
.098
AC
ECL
222
.236
.327
15.8%
6.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.095
CBN
NNL
46
.332
.338
17.4%
8.7%
0.0%
0.9%
.053
.107
CAG
NNL
91
.266
.317
13.2%
8.0%
0.0%
1.4%
.014
.120
20
12
2899
.278
.316
10.9%
7.9%
1.5%
1.6%
8.63
12.74
0.3%
0.6%
.052
.084
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
20
Negro Leagues
2642
.280
.315
10.9%
7.8%
1.3%
1.4%
9.50
13.86
0.3%
0.7%
.056
.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
3
vs High Minors
57
.331
.321
14.0%
6.0%
0.0%
0.5%
12.68
0.0%
1.0%
.022
.111
6
vs Major Leagues
34
.178
.262
5.9%
6.8%
0.0%
0.8%
4.90
0.0%
0.3%
.000
.072
 
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%
57.19
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
.325
6.9%
7.1%
0.0%
0.6%
.049
.075
1
77
.228
.354
13.0%
11.7%
0.0%
0.2%
.015
.057
7
Chicago American Giants
1290
.293
.312
11.9%
8.3%
1.2%
1.5%
10.33
5.99
0.1%
0.7%
.049
.084
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
.336
12.5%
9.6%
0.0%
1.1%
.143
.106
3
Hilldale Club
416
.296
.328
10.1%
7.8%
1.4%
0.9%
.109
.103
1
Bacharach Giants
222
.236
.327
15.8%
6.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.095
1
Cleveland Browns
46
.332
.338
17.4%
8.7%
0.0%
0.9%
.053
.107

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James