Chance, Frank

Frank Leroy Chance
Born: September 9, 1877, Fresno, California
Died: September 15, 1924, Los Angeles, California
Played For: 
Chicago Cubs (1898-1912), New York Yankees (1913-14)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

Best known as the first baseman in the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination made famous in the 1910 poem, Chance was a skillful fielder and hitter; yet he earned special recognition as the Chicago Cubs' inspirational player-manager. He guided the Cubs' dynasty, winning four pennants in five years (1906-10) to gain the nickname The Peerless Leader. The club's 116 victories against only 36 losses in 1906 remain unmatched in Major League history.

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Did You Know: 
that Frank Chance became the first player ejected from a World Series game following his argument with future Hall of Fame umpire Tom Connolly in Game 3 of the 1910 Fall Classic?