Frank Norris Graves
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 163 lb.
- Debut May 10, 1886
- Final Game October 4, 1886
- Born November 2, 1860 in Cincinnati, OH USA
- Died March 23, 1916 in San Jose, CA USA
Frank N. Graves played in the majors in 1886 with the St. Louis Maroons. He also played and managed in the minors, and served as a major and minor league umpire. He moved to California for health reasons in the 1880s, where he worked as a carriage painter and as a waiter until his death in 1916, but in spite of that continued to be involved in baseball in other parts of the country in the 1890s.
He is the first of four major leaguers (through 2011) with the last name Graves.
"The latest accession to the ranks of the Browns is Frank Graves, a catcher, late of the Columbus, Ga., Club. For a catcher Graves is rather light, not weighing more than 150 pounds. He is said, however, to be a very good batsman and an excellent receiver. He is also a particularly good thrower. He is at present in California." - Sporting Life, March 3, 1886
"Since the engagement of Frank Graves as manager, the team has done its best work . . ." - Sporting Life, August 14, 1897, about Graves' work as manager of Detroit, a team which featured the 18-year-old Noodles Hahn and the 19-year-old Harry Steinfeldt