Tito Francona Stats

Tito Francona was born on Saturday, November 4, 1933, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Francona was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1956, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tito Francona baseball stats page.

"I had a big thrill the first game in the big leagues I played. We were opening up with Boston, I was with Baltimore, and Harry Dorish was my roommate, and Harry played with Boston the previous year. I was just a rookie and Harry said: 'If you want any tips on hitting go over and see Ted Williams before the game, go out early.' So I went out to the ballpark early that day, opening day, and I'm the only guy in our dugout, you know it was early, and here comes Ted Williams walking across from their dugout and he says: 'You Tito Francona?' and I said 'yeh' And he says: 'come along with me,' and he grabs me and we were sitting on the tarp and started talking hitting, and man I was all eyes." - Tito Francona in the Beaver County Times (Sports Editor Sam Bechtel, 07/03/1971, 'For Tito Francona, The Game Was a Gas, Page 9)
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Autograph on a 1989 Pacific Trading Baseball Card (#133)
Tito Francona Autograph on a 1989 Pacific Trading Baseball Card (#133)

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Birth Name:
John Patsy Francona
Nickname:
Tito
Born On:
11-04-1933  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-13-2018 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
St. Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
High School:
New Brighton High School (New Brighton, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-17-1956 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-29-1970
Draft:
Not Applicable
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 23 Orioles 139 445 62 115 16 4 9 1 57 51 4 60 0 3 1 6 .258 .334 .373
1957 24 Orioles 97 279 35 65 8 3 7 0 38 29 4 48 0 5 3 7 .233 .307 .358
1958 25 White Sox 41 128 10 33 3 2 1 0 10 14 1 24 0 0 0 4 .258 .331 .336
1958 25 Tigers 45 69 11 17 5 0 0 0 10 15 3 16 0 0 0 2 .246 .381 .319
1959 26 Indians 122 399 68 145 17 2 20 0 79 35 3 42 1 5 3 11 .363 .414 .566
1960 27 Indians 147 544 84 159 36 2 17 0 79 67 7 67 3 5 5 11 .292 .372 .460
1961 28 Indians 155 592 87 178 30 8 16 0 85 56 3 52 12 3 4 11 .301 .363 .459
1962 29 Indians 158 621 82 169 28 5 14 0 70 47 3 74 8 7 7 8 .272 .327 .401
1963 30 Indians 142 500 57 114 29 0 10 0 41 47 7 77 2 2 2 10 .228 .296 .346
1964 31 Indians 111 270 35 67 13 2 8 0 24 44 9 46 1 1 4 3 .248 .361 .400
1965 32 Cardinals 81 174 15 45 6 2 5 0 19 17 0 30 1 1 0 4 .259 .323 .402
1966 33 Cardinals 83 156 14 33 4 1 4 0 17 7 1 27 0 0 1 1 .212 .250 .327
1967 34 Phillies 27 73 7 15 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 10 1 1 0 2 .205 .272 .219
1967 34 Braves 82 254 28 63 5 1 6 0 25 20 2 34 4 1 1 6 .248 .304 .346
1968 35 Braves 122 346 32 99 13 1 2 0 47 51 5 45 1 2 0 12 .286 .376 .347
1969 36 Braves 51 88 5 26 1 0 2 0 22 13 2 10 0 4 0 1 .295 .371 .375
1969 36 Athletics 32 85 12 29 6 1 3 0 20 12 2 11 1 1 0 0 .341 .418 .541
1970 37 Athletics 32 33 2 8 0 0 1 0 6 6 1 6 1 0 1 4 .242 .375 .333
1970 37 Brewers 52 65 4 15 3 0 0 0 4 6 1 15 2 0 0 0 .231 .296 .277
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 1,719 5,121 650 1,395 224 34 125 1 656 544 59 694 38 41 32 103 .272 .343 .403
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Orioles 1B 21 8 246 90 4.3 89 86 3 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.77
1956 Orioles CF 41 30 789 90 2.2 87 86 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.98
1956 Orioles LF 1 0 12 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1956 Orioles RF 98 73 2,049 168 1.7 165 155 10 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.17
1957 Orioles 1B 4 1 48 12 3.0 12 11 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1957 Orioles CF 2 1 39 6 3.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.46
1957 Orioles LF 27 18 522 43 1.6 43 43 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.22
1957 Orioles RF 55 42 1,200 73 1.3 73 73 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1958 Tigers LF 11 10 225 12 1.1 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.44
1958 White Sox LF 7 2 84 4 0.6 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1958 White Sox RF 32 31 747 52 1.6 52 49 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.88
1958 Tigers RF 9 3 147 9 1.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1958 Tigers 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1959 Indians 1B 35 33 879 316 9.0 315 296 19 1 21 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.68
1959 Indians CF 61 59 1,542 136 2.2 132 130 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.31
1959 Indians LF 4 3 93 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
1960 Indians 1B 13 7 225 77 5.9 76 68 8 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.12
1960 Indians LF 138 135 3,597 282 2.0 279 275 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.09
1960 Indians RF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Indians 1B 14 13 336 116 8.3 112 106 6 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .966 9.00
1961 Indians LF 138 134 3,567 296 2.1 292 287 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.21
1962 Indians 1B 158 156 4,188 1,551 9.8 1,529 1,402 127 22 157 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.86
1963 Indians 1B 11 8 228 83 7.5 83 77 6 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.83
1963 Indians LF 121 117 3,105 218 1.8 215 213 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.87
1963 Indians RF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1964 Indians 1B 17 7 267 98 5.8 97 92 5 1 10 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.81
1964 Indians CF 1 0 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Indians LF 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1964 Indians RF 69 59 1,488 77 1.1 76 75 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.38
1965 Cardinals 1B 13 11 285 106 8.2 105 102 3 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.95
1965 Cardinals LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Cardinals RF 34 31 687 34 1.0 33 33 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.30
1966 Cardinals 1B 30 21 624 231 7.7 228 210 18 3 20 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.87
1966 Cardinals LF 9 9 186 13 1.4 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1967 Phillies 1B 24 17 483 181 7.5 181 167 14 0 15 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.12
1967 Braves LF 5 5 114 4 0.8 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
1967 Braves RF 1 0 12 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1967 Phillies RF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1967 Braves 1B 56 51 1,401 540 9.6 535 503 32 5 36 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.31
1968 Braves 1B 33 30 774 305 9.2 303 293 10 2 17 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.57
1968 Braves LF 65 64 1,458 90 1.4 88 86 2 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.63
1969 Braves 1B 7 5 135 47 6.7 46 43 3 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .979 9.20
1969 Braves LF 15 15 339 24 1.6 23 22 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.83
1969 Athletics 1B 19 17 474 166 8.7 164 158 6 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.34
1969 Athletics LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1970 Athletics 1B 6 3 78 27 4.5 27 24 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.35
1970 Athletics LF 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1970 Brewers 1B 13 6 207 83 6.4 83 76 7 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.83
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 545 514 13,365 1,000 1.8 987 969 18 13 4 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.99
1B Totals 475 394 10,881 4,030 8.5 3,986 3,715 271 44 339 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.89
RF Totals 301 240 6,363 418 1.4 413 399 14 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 1.75
CF Totals 105 90 2,388 232 2.2 224 221 3 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.53
15 Years 1,426 1,238 32,997 5,680 4.0 5,610 5,304 306 70 345 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.59
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Orioles 11 5 .688 23 2 n/a 49.4 7.4 7.8 - - -
1957 Orioles 7 3 .700 27 1 n/a 39.9 5.8 7.3 - - -
1958 White Sox 2 3 .400 8 0 n/a 128.0 5.3 12.8 - - -
1958 Tigers 0 0 .000 29 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 6.9 - - -
1959 Indians 2 0 1.000 27 0 n/a 20.0 9.5 5.1 - - -
1960 Indians 4 1 .800 4 0 n/a 32.0 8.1 6.9 - - -
1961 Indians 2 1 .667 8 0 n/a 37.0 11.4 7.0 - - -
1962 Indians 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 44.4 8.4 8.9 - - -
1963 Indians 9 1 .900 14 2 n/a 50.0 6.5 12.2 - - -
1964 Indians 1 3 .250 37 1 n/a 33.8 5.9 11.3 - - -
1965 Cardinals 0 0 .000 38 0 n/a 34.8 5.8 9.2 - - -
1966 Cardinals 0 0 .000 44 0 n/a 39.0 5.8 9.2 - - -
1967 Phillies 0 1 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 7.3 24.3 - - -
1967 Braves 1 0 1.000 24 0 n/a 42.3 7.5 10.2 - - -
1968 Braves 3 0 1.000 28 0 n/a 173.0 7.7 7.4 - - -
1969 Braves 0 1 .000 30 0 n/a 44.0 8.8 4.0 - - -
1969 Athletics 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 28.3 7.7 4.3 - - -
1970 Athletics 0 0 .000 26 0 n/a 33.0 5.5 5.5 - - -
1970 Brewers 1 0 1.000 43 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 16.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 46 21 .687 431 6 n/a 41.0 7.4 7.8 - - -
Tito Francona

Tito Francona Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Baltimore Orioles 44 Undetermined - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 44 Undetermined - -
1958 Chicago White Sox 3 Undetermined - -
1958 Detroit Tigers 8 Undetermined - -
1959 Cleveland Indians 14 Undetermined - -
1960 Cleveland Indians 14 Undetermined - -
1961 Cleveland Indians 14 Undetermined Stats -
1962 Cleveland Indians 14 Undetermined - -
1963 Cleveland Indians 24 Undetermined - -
1964 Cleveland Indians 24 $25,000.00 - -
1965 St. Louis Cardinals 23 Undetermined - -
1966 St. Louis Cardinals 23 Undetermined - -
1967 Philadelphia Phillies 19 Undetermined - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 11 Undetermined - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 19 Undetermined - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 19 Undetermined - -
1969 Oakland Athletics 36 $26,000.00 - -
1970 Oakland Athletics 36 $29,500.00 - -
1970 Milwaukee Brewers 9 "     " - -


Did you know that Tito Francona was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Francona was named one of the twenty-three outfielders.

On March 26, 1961, at Hi Corbett Field (Spring Training site) Tito Francona hit a home run out of the park. A city parks employee named John C. Cota went to retrieve the ball and discovered the deceased body of Fred Victor Burden, who was wanted by Tucson, Arizona Police Department in relation to the shooting death of former prize fighter James Cocio.
Tito Francona, Home Run Solves Murder
Tito Francona | The Akron Beacon Journal | March 27, 1961 | Page 19

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