Frank Chance

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

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.

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Chance was the player-manager for four Cubs pennant-winning teams and two World Series champs

Chance was the player-manager for four Cubs pennant-winning teams and two World Series champs

Frank Chance was an integral part of back-to-back championship teams for the Chicago Cubs. On the field first baseman in the famed double play combination of Joe Tinker to Johnny Evers to Frank Chance. The Cubs “Peerless Leader”, Chance was player-manager from 1905-1912. Serving in both

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