Frank Selee

Frank Gibson Selee
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1999
Primary team: Boston Braves
Primary position: Manager

One of the most successful field managers in the history of the National League, Frank Selee led the 19th century Boston Beaneaters to five pennants and transformed the struggling Chicago Cubs into champions. During his 16 years as a manager from 1890 to 1905, his teams fashioned an outstanding .599 winning percentage. Known as an impeccable judge of talent and an adept handler of players, he was the architect of the Cubs' famous double play combination - Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance.

"He had a flair for blending players acquired from here, there and everywhere. He was a master at putting together a team better than the sum of its parts. "
David Nemec (19th Century baseball historian)

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1999
Primary Team: Boston Braves
Position Played: Manager
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Birth place: Amherst, New Hampshire
Birth year: 1859
Died: 1909, Denver, Colorado
Managed:
Boston Braves (1890-1901)
Chicago Cubs (1902-1905)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
2180
WinsW
1284
LossesL
862
Winning %Winning %
.598