Frank Leroy Chance (Husk or The Peerless Leader)
Positions: First Baseman, Catcher and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: September 9, 1876 in Fresno, CA
High School: Fresno HS (Fresno, CA)
Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Orphans in 1898. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 1898 (Age 21.232)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1898 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Orphans/Yankees 1898-1914
Final Game: April 21, 1914 (Age 37.224) vs. WSH 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: September 15, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946. Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1947.
View Frank Chance Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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