Otis Francis - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Otis Francis



Otis Wilber Francis
(Cat)

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

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


All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
3
1909
1914
0.8
2
1919
1920
0.4
1
1912
1912
0.1
1
1917
1917
0.1
3
1909
1913
0.1
Center Field Yrs First Last
1
1920
1920
5.9
2
1914
1916
0.5
1
1917
1917
0.3
3
1916
1919
0.2
1
1919
1919
0.0

Right Field Yrs First Last
2
1917
1919
1.0
1
1913
1913
0.5
1
1919
1919
0.2
1
1920
1920
0.0
1
1919
1919
0.0
Shortstop Yrs First Last
2
1919
1920
1.9
6
1909
1919
0.8
1
1909
1909
0.0
2
1914
1916
0.0
1
1919
1919
-0.2
Second Base Yrs First Last
10
1909
1920
1.0
3
1909
1911
0.3
1
1920
1920
0.0
2
1912
1913
-0.1
1
1913
1913
-0.1
Third Base Yrs First Last
6
1909
1917
0.7
1
1920
1920
0.5
3
1917
1920
0.2
1
1911
1911
0.2
1
1920
1920
-0.1
First Base Yrs First Last
2
1919
1920
4.3
1
1913
1913
-0.1
2
1912
1913
-0.3
5
1909
1913
-0.3
1
1920
1920
-0.4
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
1
1920
1920
1.0
1
1920
1920
0.5
1
1920
1920
0.3
1
1917
1917
0.2
1
1909
1909
0.2
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1920
1920
1.9
1
1920
1920
1.9
1
1920
1920
1.0
3
1913
1920
0.5
1
1914
1914
0.2
1
1917
1917
0.1
3
1911
1913
0.1
1
1917
1917
-0.1
1
1913
1913
-0.2
2
1909
1920
-0.2
5
1910
1919
-0.6
1
1920
1920
-1.4
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1909
1909
0.3
1
1912
1912
0.1
1
1914
1914
0.1
1
1919
1919
0.0
1
1914
1914
-0.1
1
1913
1913
-0.1
1
1919
1919
-0.1
1
1914
1914
-0.1
1
1910
1910
-0.1
2
1911
1913
-0.1
1
1919
1919
-0.2
1
1917
1917
-0.5
2
1919
1920
-0.6

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


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