Frank Donnelly

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Franklin Marion Donnelly

  • Bats Left, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
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

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Saves Leader (1893)

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