Frank Bancroft

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Frank Bancroft
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Manager
Born: (1846-05-09)May 9, 1846
Lancaster, Massachusetts
Died: March 30, 1921(1921-03-30) (aged 74)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 1, 1880 for the Worcester Worcesters
Last MLB appearance
July 29, 1902 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Games managed 719
Win–loss record 375–333
Winning % .530
Teams

Francis Carter Bancroft (May 9, 1846 – March 30, 1921) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for the Worcester Ruby Legs, Detroit Wolverines, Cleveland Blues, Providence Grays, Indianapolis Hoosiers, and Cincinnati Reds of the National League, as well as the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association. His greatest success came with the Grays, when he won the 1884 World Series with a record of 84–28 (.750 winning percentage). His stops with teams were short, usually in an interim role, with his last stop being with the Reds after Bid McPhee left the job as manager. Bancroft was 56 years old at the time.

He died in Cincinnati, Ohio at age 74.

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