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Otis Francis



Otis Wilber Francis
(Cat)

Born: February 14, 1891 in Indianapolis, IN
Died: May 5, 1940 in Indianapolis, IN
          (49 years old)

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• High School: Manual Training HS (Indianapolis, IN)
• Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery (Indianapolis, IN)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
CF
1
1920
1920
ABC
5.9
4.9
1.6
-0.3
-0.2
2
1B
2
1919
1920
ABC/JBC
4.3
3.3
0.7
0.6
-0.4
3
SP
1
1920
1920
ABC
1.9
0.2
-0.1
1.7
0.0
4
SP
1
1920
1920
ABC
1.9
-0.3
0.0
2.2
0.0
5
SS
2
1919
1920
JBC/ABC
1.9
2.1
-0.9
0.0
0.6
6
RF
2
1917
1919
JBC
1.0
1.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
7
C
1
1920
1920
ABC
1.0
1.0
0.3
-0.4
0.1
8
SP
1
1920
1920
ABC
1.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
9
LF
3
1909
1914
ABC/CIU
0.8
0.3
0.6
0.0
-0.1
10
SS
6
1909
1919
ABC/JBC
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
11
3B
6
1909
1917
JBC/ABC
0.7
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.1
12
C
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.2
13
3B
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.5
-0.1
0.4
0.0
0.2
14
RF
1
1913
1913
ABC
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
15
SP
3
1913
1920
ABC/JBC
0.5
-0.7
0.3
1.1
-0.2
16
CF
2
1914
1916
CIU
0.5
0.1
0.6
-0.1
0.0
17
LF
2
1919
1920
ABC/JBC
0.4
1.3
-0.7
0.0
-0.2
18
C
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
19
RP
1
1909
1909
ABC
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
20
CF
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.3
0.3
-0.1
0.2
0.0
21
2B
3
1909
1911
ABC
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
22
SP
1
1914
1914
CIU
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
23
3B
3
1917
1920
ABC/JBC
0.2
-0.8
0.8
0.0
0.3
24
C
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
25
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
26
3B
1
1911
1911
ABC
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
27
RF
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
28
C
1
1909
1909
ABC
0.2
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
29
CF
3
1916
1919
JBC/CIU
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
30
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
31
RP
1
1912
1912
ABC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
32
SP
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
33
C
1
1913
1913
ABC
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
34
-
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
35
C
2
1919
1920
JBC/ABC
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
36
RP
1
1914
1914
CIU
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
37
LF
1
1912
1912
ABC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
38
SP
3
1911
1913
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
39
LF
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
40
LF
3
1909
1913
ABC
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
41
RF
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
42
SS
1
1909
1909
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
43
CF
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
44
-
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
45
RF
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
46
-
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
47
-
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
48
-
1
1917
1917
JBC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
50
RF
1
1909
1909
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
51
2B
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
52
LF
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
53
RP
1
1919
1919
JBC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
54
C
4
1910
1913
ABC
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
55
RF
1
1920
1920
ABC
0.0
0.2
0.3
-0.2
-0.3
56
SS
2
1914
1916
CIU
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
57
RP
1
1914
1914
CIU
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
58
2B
2
1912
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.4
0.3
0.0
0.1
59
LF
2
1909
1910
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
60
-
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
61
2B
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
62
1B
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
63
CF
5
1909
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
64
C
1
1914
1914
CIU
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
65
3B
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
66
RP
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
67
2B
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
68
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
69
-
2
1914
1916
CIU
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
70
RP
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
SP
1
1917
1917
JBC
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
72
RP
1
1914
1914
CIU
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
73
RP
1
1910
1910
ABC
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
74
LF
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
-
2
1917
1919
JBC
-0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
76
RP
2
1911
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
77
2B
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
RP
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
79
SS
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
80
-
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
81
C
2
1910
1911
ABC
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
82
SP
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
83
3B
1
1914
1914
CIU
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
SP
2
1909
1920
ABC
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.1
0.0
85
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
86
-
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
87
-
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
88
3B
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
89
1B
2
1912
1913
ABC
-0.3
0.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
90
1B
5
1909
1913
ABC
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
-
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
92
-
1
1916
1916
CIU
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
93
RF
4
1910
1913
ABC
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
94
1B
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.4
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
95
-
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
96
2B
2
1919
1920
ABC/JBC
-0.4
0.2
-0.6
0.0
0.0
97
RP
1
1917
1917
JBC
-0.5
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
98
C
1
1913
1913
ABC
-0.5
-0.1
-0.5
0.0
0.1
99
1B
1
1919
1919
JBC
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
100
RP
2
1919
1920
ABC/JBC
-0.6
-0.1
-0.1
-0.4
0.0
101
SP
5
1910
1919
ABC/JBC
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.4
0.0
102
LF
4
1909
1913
ABC
-0.7
0.3
-0.2
-0.7
0.0
103
LF
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.7
-0.7
0.2
0.0
-0.2
104
2B
1
1920
1920
ABC
-0.7
0.0
-0.7
0.0
0.0
105
SP
1
1920
1920
ABC
-1.4
-0.1
0.0
-1.3
0.0

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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.

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