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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
1
3
.120
.180
.120
.300
-7
PG
28
3B
7
24
21
2
3
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
1
.143
.217
.143
.360
32
PG
NAC
29
3B
30
121
102
15
23
1
0
0
10
4
13
1
5
.225
.319
.235
.554
72
MTZ
CUB
29
SS
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
0
0
.114
.225
.114
.339
24
PG
30
3B
19
84
76
10
18
1
2
1
9
1
4
3
1
.237
.301
.342
.643
106
PG
EAS
31
3B
19
86
76
11
10
2
2
0
4
3
7
1
2
.132
.214
.211
.425
27
NLG
EAS
32
3B
15
68
56
13
16
5
1
0
9
5
9
2
1
.286
.403
.411
.814
117
NLG
33
3B
22
94
86
13
25
2
0
0
8
4
4
2
2
.291
.337
.314
.651
72
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
41
CAG
35
3B
49
190
162
31
46
6
1
0
19
1
17
1
10
.284
.356
.333
.689
107
CAG
36
3B
62
257
216
33
46
7
0
1
17
2
28
2
11
.213
.309
.259
.568
92
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
34
5
11
0
.219
.341
.267
.608
92
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
26
6
5
.201
.325
.264
.590
105
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
89
WES
40
3B
47
194
156
19
29
4
3
0
16
7
26
4
8
.186
.317
.250
.567
73
HIL
41
3B
22
90
80
2
12
1
0
0
6
0
7
0
3
.150
.218
.163
.381
33
HIL
42
3B
45
203
167
37
48
6
5
5
31
11
21
2
13
.287
.374
.473
.847
114
HIL
IND
43
3B
39
159
133
21
24
4
0
1
10
2
16
2
8
.180
.278
.233
.511
50
ACB
ECL
44
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
33
CBN
NNL
45
3B
11
47
40
5
9
0
1
0
3
2
6
1
0
.225
.340
.275
.615
62
CAG
NNL
46
3B
26
91
74
9
16
1
0
0
8
1
12
5
.216
.326
.230
.555
59
20
12
3B
724
2936
2466
347
513
67
18
8
225
71
316
2
37
116
1
.208
.307
.260
.567
73
162 Game Average
657
552
78
115
15
4
2
50
22
71
32
9
26
10
.208
.307
.260
.567
73
 
Team Lg Pos
20
Negro Leagues
657
2671
2236
326
472
64
18
8
213
59
288
34
113
.211
.310
.267
.577
75
2
vs Latin 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
1
2
0
.283
.400
.304
.704
112
6
vs Major Leagues
9
34
31
2
5
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
1
.161
.212
.161
.373
21
1
vs Semipros
2
8
8
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.125
.125
.125
.250
-39
 
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
6
11
.180
.259
.225
.484
51
1
Matanzas
SS
10
40
35
4
4
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
0
0
.114
.225
.114
.339
24
3
New York Lincoln Giants
3B
67
277
245
36
62
8
2
0
24
11
19
5
7
1
.253
.319
.302
.621
74
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
154
18
53
0
.221
.329
.269
.599
90
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
124
3
Hilldale Club
3B
106
452
380
60
84
11
5
6
47
13
44
4
24
.221
.308
.324
.632
76
1
Bacharach Giants II
3B
53
222
173
30
26
2
0
0
6
1
35
1
13
.150
.297
.162
.459
33
1
Cleveland Browns
3B
11
47
40
5
9
0
1
0
3
2
6
1
0
.225
.340
.275
.615
62



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
WG/PG
92
.156
.315
5.4%
8.0%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.069
PG
24
.183
.265
8.3%
5.8%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.055
PG
NAC
121
.278
.312
10.7%
7.1%
0.0%
0.2%
.010
.061
MTZ
CUB
40
.198
.277
12.5%
8.7%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.50
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.042
PG
84
.303
.288
4.8%
6.5%
1.2%
0.4%
.105
.078
PG
EAS
86
.206
.307
8.1%
6.6%
0.0%
0.5%
.079
.093
NLG
EAS
68
.391
.353
13.2%
8.6%
0.0%
0.6%
.125
.096
NLG
94
.304
.347
4.3%
5.4%
0.0%
1.1%
.023
.100
126
.250
.344
10.3%
10.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.018
.050
NLG
66
.209
.308
4.5%
6.9%
0.0%
0.2%
.034
.061
CAG
190
.315
.309
8.9%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.049
.097
CAG
257
.278
.286
10.9%
7.6%
0.4%
0.7%
.046
.072
BRK
FHL
28
.327
.313
14.3%
9.1%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.051
CAG
260
.303
.306
13.1%
8.2%
0.0%
0.5%
.048
.074
RP
FHL
30
.209
.266
6.7%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
CAG
WES
211
.301
.283
12.3%
8.0%
0.0%
0.2%
.063
.060
RP
FHL
50
.216
.271
8.0%
7.5%
0.0%
0.0%
.047
.061
CAG
WES
103
.312
.319
12.6%
8.9%
0.0%
0.4%
.046
.079
WES
194
.280
.311
13.4%
8.9%
0.0%
1.1%
.064
.097
HIL
90
.195
.282
7.8%
7.7%
0.0%
0.2%
.013
.057
HIL
203
.359
.348
10.3%
8.0%
2.5%
1.2%
.186
.130
HIL
IND
159
.246
.316
10.1%
7.3%
0.6%
0.9%
.053
.097
ACB
ECL
222
.236
.322
15.8%
6.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.093
CBN
NNL
47
.311
.353
12.8%
8.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.050
.110
CAG
NNL
91
.266
.316
13.2%
8.0%
0.0%
1.4%
.014
.119
20
12
2936
.276
.311
10.8%
7.8%
5.0%
1.8%
2.50
38.98
0.3%
0.6%
.052
.083
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
20
Negro Leagues
2671
.279
.311
10.8%
7.7%
0.3%
0.7%
.055
.084
2
vs Latin Leagues
166
.238
.328
10.8%
10.3%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.50
0.0%
0.1%
.014
.048
3
vs High Minors
57
.331
.305
14.0%
5.7%
0.0%
1.0%
.022
.106
6
vs Major Leagues
34
.178
.261
5.9%
6.8%
0.0%
0.3%
.000
.073
1
vs Semipros
8
.115
.360
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
2.6%
.000
.153
 
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
.239
.303
7.8%
7.0%
0.3%
0.4%
.044
.073
1
Matanzas
40
.198
.277
12.5%
8.7%
5.0%
5.8%
2.50
1.50
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.042
3
New York Lincoln Giants
277
.300
.336
6.9%
7.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.049
.079
1
77
.228
.354
13.0%
11.7%
0.0%
0.2%
.015
.057
7
Chicago American Giants
1290
.293
.301
11.9%
8.1%
0.1%
0.7%
.049
.081
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
.337
12.5%
9.6%
0.0%
1.1%
.143
.106
3
Hilldale Club
452
.286
.324
9.7%
7.7%
1.3%
0.9%
.103
.103
1
Bacharach Giants II
222
.236
.322
15.8%
6.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.012
.093
1
Cleveland Browns
47
.311
.353
12.8%
8.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.050
.110

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