Frank Chance

Birthdate 9/9/1877
Death Date 9/15/1924
Debut Year 1898
Year of Induction 1946
Teams Cubs, Yankees
Positions Catcher, First Base

Frank Chance had more than 5,000 plate appearances as a Cub from 1898-1912. He’s the Cubs all-time leader in managerial winning percentage.

In the collection:

Frank Chance's HoF plaque

Frank Chance's HoF plaque

With a debut year of 1898 and having died in 1924,  Frank Chance remains elusive for even the most advanced autograph collectors.  Frank Chance’s autograph is not in the collection at this time. As part of the famed double play combination of Joe Tinker to Johnny Evers to Frank Chance, he h

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