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Franklin Marion Donnelly
- Bats Left, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 6", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut August 15, 1893
- Final Game May 23, 1894
- Born October 7, 1869 in Tamaroa, IL USA
- Died February 3, 1953 in Canton, IL USA
Frank Donnelly had eight games in the majors along with 20 years as a player in the minors and eleven seasons as a minor league manager. He was solely a pitcher in the majors, but for much of his minor league career he was apparently primarily a position player, although statistics are not complete.
With the Chicago Colts, for whom he pitched 7 games in 1893, he had a record of 3-1 and his 2 saves led the team. His WHIP was better than the team average. At age 23, Frank was 18 years younger than player-manager Cap Anson.
In 1910 it was reported that Frank had bought a tobacco farm and planned to settle down in Texas. Source: The Rock Island Argus, June 22, 1910.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1902||Rock Island Islanders||Three-I League||58-61||4th||none|
|1903||Rock Island Islanders||Three-I League||64-54||4th||none|
|1904||Springfield Hustlers||Three-I League||72-48||1st||none League Champs|
|1905||Springfield Senators||Three-I League||64-58||3rd||none|
|1906||Springfield Senators||Three-I League||64-56||4th||none|
|1907||Peoria Distillers||Three-I League||77-52||4th||none|
|1908||Peoria Distillers||Three-I League||66-67||4th||none|
|1909||Peoria Distillers||Three-I League||69-67||5th||none|
|1910||Galveston Sand Crabs||Texas League||64-75||6th||none|
|1911||Galveston Sand Crabs||Texas League||--||--||Replaced by Jiggs Donahue in May|
|1913||Springfield Watchmakers||Three-I League||66-70||6th||none|
- NL Saves Leader (1893)