April 29, 1856|
New York City
|Died: April 5, 1911
Palisades Park, New Jersey
|May 1, 1878, for the Chicago White Stockings|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 14, 1888, for the Kansas City Cowboys|
|Runs batted in||344|
Frank Edward Hankinson (April 29, 1856 – April 5, 1911) was an American third baseman in the early years of Major League Baseball. He played for the Chicago White Stockings (1878–1879), Cleveland Blues (1880), Troy Trojans (1881), New York Gothams (1883–1884), New York Metropolitans (1885–1887), and Kansas City Cowboys (1888). The Metropolitans and the Cowboys were members of the American Association, while his previous teams were all members of the still-existing National League.
Born in New York City, Hankinson was, for the most part, a third baseman, but over the course of his career he played at every position except catcher; he pitched in 32 games, starting 28 of them. Almost all of his pitching came in 1879 with the White Stockings, when he was 15–10 in 25 starts. He was 16–12 with a solid 2.50 ERA in 266 2⁄3 innings pitched in his career. Hankinson completed all 28 of his starts, 2 of them shutouts.
Twenty-four days before his 55th birthday, he died in Palisades Park, New Jersey.