Frank Stephens - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Frank Stephens



John Samuel Stephens


Born: September 27, 1897
in Springettsbury Township, PA
Died: March 1991 in York, PA
          (93 years old)

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• Relatives: Jake Stephens (Brother)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
1B
2
1921
1929
ABC/BAG
6.5
5.3
1.3
0.4
-0.5
2
SP
1
1921
1921
ABC
5.6
0.7
0.3
4.7
-0.1
3
SS
1
1927
1927
SLS
5.3
4.8
0.0
0.0
0.6
4
SP
2
1925
1926
CAG/ABC
5.1
-0.5
0.0
5.6
0.0
5
SP
2
1921
1923
ABC/TT
4.1
0.1
-0.1
4.1
0.0
6
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
3.7
-0.5
0.0
4.2
0.0
7
1B
2
1925
1927
SLS/BBB
3.7
4.6
0.0
-0.5
-0.4
8
C
1
1921
1921
ABC
3.1
3.2
0.0
-0.3
0.3
9
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
3.1
-0.2
0.0
3.3
0.0
10
2B
2
1925
1926
ABC/CAG
3.0
-0.4
3.1
0.0
0.3
11
2B
1
1925
1925
CAG
2.9
2.6
0.0
0.0
0.3
12
RF
2
1925
1926
ABC/BBB
2.9
1.9
1.5
0.1
-0.6
13
RF
1
1921
1921
ABC
2.8
2.3
0.8
0.0
-0.3
14
LF
1
1927
1927
SLS
2.8
3.1
0.0
0.0
-0.4
15
SP
1
1928
1928
CTG
2.5
1.0
0.2
1.4
-0.1
16
SP
2
1925
1926
ABC/CAG
2.3
-0.1
0.0
2.4
0.0
17
3B
2
1923
1927
TT/SLS
2.3
1.6
0.5
0.1
0.1
18
C
1
1925
1925
BBB
2.3
2.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
19
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
2.3
0.4
0.0
1.9
0.0
20
SP
1
1925
1925
CAG/BBB
2.2
0.1
0.0
2.2
0.0
21
SS
1
1926
1926
ABC
2.2
2.3
-0.5
0.0
0.4
22
SP
1
1926
1926
ABC
2.2
0.4
0.0
1.7
0.0
23
SP
1
1925
1925
CAG
2.1
0.2
0.0
1.9
0.0
24
SP
2
1925
1926
ABC/CAG
2.0
0.3
0.0
1.8
0.0
25
LF
1
1925
1925
CAG
2.0
2.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
26
3B
1
1927
1927
SLS
2.0
1.7
0.0
0.0
0.3
27
SP
2
1927
1928
CTG/CHT
2.0
-0.6
0.0
2.6
0.0
28
SP
1
1925
1925
CAG
1.9
-0.2
0.0
2.1
0.0
29
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
1.9
-0.1
0.0
2.0
0.0
30
SS
2
1925
1928
CTG/BBB
1.8
0.9
0.6
0.1
0.3
31
LF
1
1925
1925
BBB
1.8
2.1
0.0
0.0
-0.3
32
CF
1
1925
1925
BBB
1.8
2.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
33
SS
1
1927
1927
CHT
1.8
1.6
0.0
0.0
0.2
34
SP
1
1921
1921
ABC
1.7
1.7
-0.2
0.4
-0.2
35
RF
1
1927
1927
SLS
1.7
2.0
0.0
0.0
-0.3
36
LF
1
1925
1925
ABC/CAG
1.6
1.7
0.0
0.1
-0.2
37
2B
1
1928
1928
CTG
1.6
2.0
-0.5
0.0
0.0
38
SS
1
1921
1921
ABC
1.6
0.9
0.5
0.0
0.2
39
CF
4
1925
1928
MULT
1.5
2.5
-0.6
0.0
-0.4
40
SP
1
1928
1928
CTG
1.4
0.3
0.0
1.2
0.0
41
CF
1
1928
1928
CTG
1.4
0.8
0.7
0.0
-0.1
42
LF
1
1929
1929
BAG
1.4
1.5
0.1
0.0
-0.2
43
2B
1
1927
1927
SLS
1.2
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
44
RF
1
1925
1925
ABC
1.2
1.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
45
CF
1
1927
1927
SLS
1.1
1.4
0.0
0.0
-0.2
46
1B
1
1927
1927
CHT
1.1
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
47
LF
2
1925
1926
ABC
1.1
2.4
-0.2
-1.0
-0.1
48
3B
1
1928
1928
CTG
1.0
1.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
49
CF
1
1925
1925
CAG
1.0
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
50
SP
2
1925
1926
CAG/ABC
1.0
-0.2
0.0
1.2
0.0
51
RF
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.9
0.7
0.3
0.0
-0.2
52
C
2
1923
1927
TT/SLS
0.9
0.5
0.1
0.0
0.3
53
SP
2
1921
1929
BAG/ABC
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.9
0.0
54
CF
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.8
1.5
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
55
2B
2
1921
1929
ABC/BAG
0.7
-1.0
1.4
0.0
0.4
56
LF
1
1926
1926
ABC
0.7
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.1
57
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
58
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.9
0.0
59
LF
2
1929
1931
BAG/CUP
0.6
-0.1
1.0
-0.2
-0.1
60
SP
1
1925
1925
BBB
0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.7
0.0
61
SP
1
1923
1923
TT
0.4
0.0
-0.3
0.8
0.0
62
SS
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.4
0.7
-0.6
0.0
0.3
63
RF
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.4
0.7
-0.4
0.2
-0.1
64
CF
1
1927
1927
CHT
0.4
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
65
SP
1
1925
1925
BBB
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
66
RP
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
67
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
68
C
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
69
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
70
RF
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
C
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.3
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.2
72
SP
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
73
1B
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.3
0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
74
SS
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.3
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.1
75
CF
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.2
0.7
-0.5
0.0
0.0
76
C
2
1925
1928
BBB/CTG
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
77
1B
2
1927
1928
CTG/SLS
0.2
0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.4
78
C
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
SS
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
80
RP
1
1923
1923
TT
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
81
RF
1
1923
1923
TT
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
82
SP
2
1923
1927
SLS/TT
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
83
3B
1
1927
1927
CHT
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
RP
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
85
2B
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
2B
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
87
-
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
2B
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
89
SP
2
1925
1926
ABC
0.1
1.0
-0.7
0.0
-0.2
90
2B
1
1923
1923
TT
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
1B
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
C
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
93
RP
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
94
-
1
1923
1923
TT
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
95
SS
1
1923
1923
TT
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
96
3B
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
1B
1
1925
1925
BBB
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
98
RF
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
99
2B
1
1927
1927
CHT
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
C
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
RP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
102
2B
2
1928
1929
CTG/BAG
0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
103
RP
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
SS
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
CF
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
SS
1
1925
1925
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
RP
1
1931
1931
CUP
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
109
3B
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
110
C
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
111
C
2
1925
1927
ABC/SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
C
1
1925
1925
CAG/BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
RP
2
1923
1927
SLS/TT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
-
1
1923
1923
TT
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
-
1
1923
1923
TT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
120
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
3B
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
122
RP
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
RP
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
C
1
1923
1923
TT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
125
C
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
127
1B
1
1925
1925
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
129
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
131
CF
1
1925
1925
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
132
LF
3
1923
1928
MULT
-0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.3
133
RP
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
134
2B
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
135
-
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
136
CF
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
137
SP
2
1921
1927
ABC/SLS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
138
RP
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
1B
1
1927
1927
CHT
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
2B
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
141
RP
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
142
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
143
C
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
144
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
145
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
146
C
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
147
C
1
1925
1925
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
148
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
149
1B
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
150
1B
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
152
LF
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
153
RF
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
154
RP
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
155
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
156
C
2
1925
1927
ABC/SLS
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.2
157
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
158
SP
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
159
LF
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.2
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
160
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
161
3B
1
1925
1925
BBB/CAG
-0.2
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.3
162
-
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
163
SS
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
164
3B
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
-0.2
0.2
165
-
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
166
C
2
1925
1926
ABC
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
167
C
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
168
-
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
169
LF
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.2
0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
170
-
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.6
0.0
171
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
172
-
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
173
C
4
1923
1928
MULT
-0.3
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.1
174
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
175
LF
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.3
-0.3
0.2
0.0
-0.2
176
SP
1
1925
1925
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
177
2B
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.3
0.3
-0.1
-0.5
0.0
178
CF
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
179
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
180
-
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
181
LF
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
182
-
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.3
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
183
1B
2
1927
1928
CHT/CTG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
184
-
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
185
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
186
CF
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
187
2B
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.4
0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
188
C
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
189
2B
1
1923
1923
TT
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
190
1B
1
1928
1928
CTG
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
191
-
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
192
3B
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.4
0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
193
SS
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.2
194
3B
1
1927
1927
CHT
-0.5
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
195
C
1
1926
1926
ABC
-0.5
-0.4
-0.2
0.0
0.1
196
2B
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.5
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.1
197
RF
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.5
0.1
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
198
RF
3
1923
1928
MULT
-0.5
0.4
-0.8
0.0
-0.1
199
-
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
200
LF
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
201
CF
2
1926
1927
ABC/CHT
-0.6
-0.8
0.4
0.0
-0.1
202
SS
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.6
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.2
203
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
204
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
205
-
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
206
-
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
207
RP
1
1931
1931
CUP
-0.6
-0.4
-0.3
0.1
0.0
208
SP
1
1927
1927
CHT/SLS
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
209
RP
2
1921
1925
ABC
-0.7
0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
210
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.7
0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
211
2B
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.7
-0.9
0.0
0.0
0.2
212
-
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
213
RP
1
1927
1927
CHT
-0.7
0.4
0.0
-1.0
0.0
214
RP
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.7
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
215
SS
4
1925
1929
MULT
-0.7
-1.3
0.0
0.0
0.7
216
RP
2
1925
1927
MULT
-0.7
0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
217
RP
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
218
SS
2
1925
1928
MULT
-0.8
-1.2
0.1
0.0
0.3
219
SP
2
1925
1928
MULT
-0.8
-0.6
-0.4
0.2
0.0
220
SS
1
1925
1925
BBB
-0.8
-1.1
0.0
0.0
0.3
221
LF
1
1921
1921
ABC
-0.9
0.0
-1.0
0.0
0.1
222
SS
2
1927
1928
CTG/CHT
-0.9
-0.2
-0.8
0.0
0.1
223
2B
1
1927
1927
CHT
-0.9
-1.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
224
SP
1
1925
1925
ABC
-0.9
-0.3
0.0
-0.6
0.0
225
1B
1
1925
1925
CAG
-0.9
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.3
226
C
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.9
-0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.1
227
-
1
1928
1928
CTG
-1.0
-0.3
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
228
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
-1.0
0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
229
LF
2
1925
1926
MULT
-1.0
-0.1
-0.7
0.0
-0.3
230
-
1
1923
1923
TT
-1.1
0.0
0.0
-1.1
0.0
231
2B
2
1927
1928
MULT
-1.1
-0.4
-0.8
0.0
0.1
232
-
1
1921
1921
ABC
-1.1
-0.1
0.0
-1.1
0.0
233
C
4
1925
1928
MULT
-1.1
-1.3
-0.1
0.0
0.3
234
-
2
1927
1928
CTG/SLS
-1.2
-0.1
0.0
-1.1
0.0
235
1B
1
1925
1925
ABC
-1.2
-1.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
236
RP
3
1925
1928
MULT
-1.3
0.0
0.0
-1.3
0.0
237
RP
3
1927
1931
MULT
-1.3
0.0
0.0
-1.3
0.0
238
1B
1
1929
1929
BAG
-1.3
0.0
-1.3
0.0
-0.1
239
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-1.6
0.0
0.1
-1.8
0.0
240
3B
2
1925
1926
ABC
-1.9
-1.2
-1.1
0.0
0.4
241
-
1
1925
1925
ABC
-1.9
-0.2
0.0
-1.8
0.0
242
1B
1
1927
1927
CHT
-2.0
0.5
0.0
-2.5
0.0
243
-
1
1925
1925
BBB
-2.2
-0.1
0.0
-2.2
0.0

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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, 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