Frank Chance

Baseball Player

Birthday September 9, 1876

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace California

DEATH DATE Sep 15, 1924 (48)

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Former major league first baseman and manager who hit .296 during his 17-year career. He played for the Chicago Cubs when they were the Orphans.

Before Fame

He was discovered by the Cubs while playing semi-pro baseball during college.


He earned the nickname Peerless Leader for his leadership qualities and held the best winning percentage for Cubs managers. He also went on to play for the New York Yankees from 1898 to 1914.

Family Life

He married Edythe Pancake in 1903. His father was president of Fresno's first national bank.

Associated With

He was elected to the Hall of Fame, later joined by fellow Cubs great Andre Dawson.