Frank Leroy Chance is an American professional baseball player. As a premier basketball player, Chance played in Major League baseball for the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees from 1898 to 1914. He was also manager of the Cubs, Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Discovered by the Cubs while playing semi-professional baseball in college, Chance made his Cubs debut in 1898 as a part-time player. In 1903, Chance became the Cubs' first regular drummer, and in 1905 he succeeded Frank Selee as team manager. Chance led the Cubs to four League National Championships over a five-year span and won the World Series in 1907 and 1908. With Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers, Chance formed a powerful duo combination, immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in "Baseball's Sad Lexicon". Abandoned by the Cubs after the 1912 season, Chance signed with the Yankees, serving as a player manager for two seasons.
Director of Los Angeles Angels (mini league). Regulators of the New York Yankees. Fresno players (light baseball league). Director of the Boston Red Sox. Managers of the Chicago Cubs. The base champions were stolen by the National League. Players of Chicago Orphans. Athlete from Fresno, California. Major League Baseball Player Manager. National Baseball Hall of Fame participants. Los Angeles Angels players (mini-league)