Frank Bignell
Hall of Fame Inductee
Retired
Frank Bignell
Birthdate:
July 25, 1935 (52 y, 0 m, 27 d)
Position:
1B
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
5'11"/221
Entry:
1954 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
None
Current Status
MLB Service Time None
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro None
Roster Status Unknown
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Popular
Local Extremely Popular
Current Contract
Additional Info
No-Trade No

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
NTH - SBC
1974 38 41 183 153 46 3 3 0 12 27 20 19 9 1 0.301 0.401 0.761 0.3382 0.351 121 0.50
MAN - SBC
1974 38 28 126 111 28 5 0 0 6 17 15 11 1 3 0.252 0.341 0.639 0.2800 0.298 84 -0.43
NTH - SBC
1973 37 113 187 169 51 14 2 0 10 25 16 23 4 2 0.302 0.366 0.774 0.3493 0.342 114 0.50
NTH - SBC
1972 36 41 142 123 31 4 0 0 10 13 15 15 3 1 0.252 0.329 0.613 0.2818 0.284 75 -0.39
MAN - SBC
1972 36 80 351 307 77 14 1 0 13 38 33 27 15 10 0.251 0.330 0.633 0.2740 0.296 84 -0.96
MAN - SBC
1971 35 111 510 452 148 18 6 1 28 76 51 40 29 17 0.327 0.399 0.800 0.3577 0.364 129 1.53
MAN - SBC
1970 34 126 592 521 149 22 6 1 30 77 58 59 29 20 0.286 0.366 0.723 0.3210 0.334 105 0.58
MAN - SBC
1969 33 91 417 364 118 16 4 0 28 62 40 42 33 13 0.324 0.405 0.795 0.3653 0.360 123 1.82
MAN - SBC
1968 32 126 586 502 155 26 6 0 49 78 73 41 35 19 0.309 0.397 0.782 0.3348 0.355 121 1.17
MAN - SBC
1967 31 98 462 391 109 16 2 1 26 61 57 33 32 17 0.279 0.374 0.712 0.3008 0.328 99 0.39
MAN - SBC
1966 30 101 477 424 124 13 4 2 34 59 46 35 21 21 0.293 0.362 0.718 0.3136 0.327 100 -0.15
MAN - SBC
1965 29 126 569 508 167 24 4 2 46 93 53 39 43 13 0.329 0.396 0.800 0.3518 0.367 125 2.97
MAN - SBC
1964 28 81 368 310 100 17 2 0 26 58 41 21 27 8 0.323 0.406 0.796 0.3413 0.360 122 1.75
MAN - SBC
1963 27 127 581 502 153 19 7 1 48 79 63 47 37 24 0.305 0.386 0.763 0.3341 0.348 109 1.18
MAN - SBC
1962 26 126 585 503 159 23 5 1 56 82 62 47 26 20 0.316 0.397 0.785 0.3457 0.359 120 1.97
MAN - SBC
1961 25 122 556 484 165 25 4 5 69 88 53 35 33 18 0.341 0.409 0.849 0.3556 0.381 135 3.16
MAN - SBC
1960 24 126 564 497 171 13 7 3 51 79 56 41 34 22 0.344 0.416 0.832 0.3684 0.380 135 3.39
MAN - SBC
1959 23 128 563 498 153 14 7 2 59 72 52 68 29 13 0.307 0.374 0.750 0.3479 0.342 106 1.22
MAN - SBC
1958 22 128 562 498 123 12 5 0 31 65 52 92 25 7 0.247 0.326 0.617 0.3007 0.288 71 0.22
MAN - SBC
1957 21 128 560 501 137 28 6 3 49 61 52 105 16 14 0.274 0.348 0.720 0.3401 0.324 94 0.16
MAN - SBC
1956 20 128 551 504 155 22 6 4 46 60 39 82 24 12 0.308 0.361 0.760 0.3595 0.337 104 1.58
MAN - SBC
1955 19 83 348 315 89 13 7 0 21 41 28 57 17 16 0.283 0.351 0.719 0.3450 0.329 90 -0.90
Total - SBC
SBC
2259 9840 8637 2608 361 94 26 748 1311 975 979 522 291 0.302 0.378 0.752 0.3365 0.343 110 21.24

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1955 19 23 107 85 27 2 2 2 15 25 21 25 2 3 0.318 0.449 0.907 0.4237 0.409 138 0.39
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1954 18 29 127 116 35 4 4 1 12 22 8 34 3 3 0.302 0.354 0.785 0.4146 0.350 91 0.03
NAR - YL
1954 18 59 281 238 76 17 4 1 38 45 36 75 2 6 0.319 0.416 0.853 0.4573 0.402 135 1.22
None - None
None - None
1954 18 24 123 93 53 11 5 2 30 50 24 7 32 6 0.570 0.648 1.508 0.5862 0.629 292 3.20
Total - ??
??
24 123 93 53 11 5 2 30 50 24 7 32 6 0.570 0.648 1.508 0.5862 0.629 292 3.20
Total - AAA
AAA
52 234 201 62 6 6 3 27 47 29 59 5 6 0.309 0.397 0.840 0.4184 0.377 112 0.42
Total - AA
AA
59 281 238 76 17 4 1 38 45 36 75 2 6 0.319 0.416 0.853 0.4573 0.402 135 1.22

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
NTH - SBC
1974 1B 41 355.1 309 22 3 0.991 8.384 0.902 -4.69
MAN - SBC
1974 1B 28 240.0 194 11 2 0.990 7.688 0.893 -3.46
NTH - SBC
1973 C 1 2.0 3 0 0 1.000 13.500 0.000 0.00
NTH - SBC
1973 1B 58 284.1 259 23 1 0.997 8.926 0.964 -1.64
NTH - SBC
1972 1B 27 225.0 233 16 1 0.996 9.960 0.913 -2.84
MAN - SBC
1972 1B 80 698.1 682 43 4 0.995 9.344 0.931 -7.81
NTH - SBC
1972 RF 7 28.0 7 0 0 1.000 2.250 1.051 0.25
MAN - SBC
1971 1B 110 973.0 977 64 8 0.992 9.629 0.920 -11.38
MAN - SBC
1971 RF 2 3.0 2 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.051 0.08
MAN - SBC
1970 1B 126 1116.2 1078 79 9 0.992 9.325 0.953 -6.78
MAN - SBC
1970 RF 1 9.0 3 0 0 1.000 3.000 1.051 0.12
MAN - SBC
1969 1B 91 786.0 646 78 5 0.993 8.290 0.972 -2.87
MAN - SBC
1969 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1969 RF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1968 1B 126 1123.2 963 120 9 0.992 8.674 0.925 -10.97
MAN - SBC
1968 LF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1968 RF 6 5.1 2 0 0 1.000 3.375 1.024 0.04
MAN - SBC
1967 1B 98 872.1 975 69 7 0.993 10.771 0.987 -2.15
MAN - SBC
1967 LF 2 6.0 3 0 0 1.000 4.500 1.019 0.04
MAN - SBC
1967 RF 1 2.0 1 0 0 1.000 4.500 1.052 0.04
MAN - SBC
1966 1B 101 853.0 947 60 11 0.989 10.625 0.967 -4.05
MAN - SBC
1966 LF 11 30.1 5 0 0 1.000 1.484 0.840 -0.71
MAN - SBC
1966 RF 11 21.0 4 1 0 1.000 2.143 0.837 -0.62
MAN - SBC
1965 1B 126 1069.2 1113 65 7 0.994 9.912 0.979 -3.88
MAN - SBC
1965 LF 1 3.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1965 RF 2 3.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1964 1B 81 689.2 742 46 3 0.996 10.283 1.003 -0.22
MAN - SBC
1964 LF 1 3.0 1 0 0 1.000 3.000 1.016 0.01
MAN - SBC
1963 1B 127 1077.2 1193 58 4 0.997 10.448 1.002 -0.55
MAN - SBC
1963 LF 1 2.0 2 0 0 1.000 9.000 1.023 0.03
MAN - SBC
1963 RF 5 9.0 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.031 0.05
MAN - SBC
1962 1B 126 1089.1 1241 75 8 0.994 10.873 1.005 -0.22
MAN - SBC
1962 LF 9 12.0 2 0 0 1.000 1.500 1.035 0.05
MAN - SBC
1961 1B 121 1054.1 1108 66 3 0.998 10.022 1.008 0.02
MAN - SBC
1961 LF 7 11.1 1 0 0 1.000 0.794 1.010 0.01
MAN - SBC
1960 1B 126 1085.1 1146 66 3 0.998 10.050 1.021 1.72
MAN - SBC
1960 LF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1960 RF 2 2.0 1 0 0 1.000 4.500 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1959 1B 128 1094.1 1164 72 8 0.994 10.165 0.990 -3.16
MAN - SBC
1958 1B 128 1094.2 1143 81 5 0.996 10.063 1.062 7.56
MAN - SBC
1958 LF 4 8.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1958 RF 2 6.0 2 0 0 1.000 3.000 1.018 0.03
MAN - SBC
1957 1B 128 1117.0 1184 64 8 0.994 10.056 1.000 -1.45
MAN - SBC
1956 1B 128 1076.1 1134 73 6 0.995 10.093 1.048 5.13
MAN - SBC
1956 LF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
MAN - SBC
1955 1B 13 113.0 101 7 1 0.991 8.602 0.949 -0.56
MAN - SBC
1955 LF 38 307.1 50 2 0 1.000 1.523 0.939 -2.46
MAN - SBC
1955 RF 32 263.0 42 0 3 0.933 1.437 0.822 -6.96
Total C 1 2.0 3 0 0 0.00
Total 1B 2118 18089.0 18532 1258 116 -54.25
Total LF 78 388.0 64 2 0 -3.02
Total RF 72 352.1 66 2 3 -6.99

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1955 LF 23 195.0 36 0 2 0.947 1.662 0.891 -2.58
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1954 1B 17 134.0 117 4 1 0.992 8.127 0.946 -0.78
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1954 LF 6 46.0 18 0 0 1.000 3.522 1.042 0.47
Dee Why - RES
DY - RES
1954 RF 7 52.0 13 0 1 0.929 2.250 0.957 -0.37
NAR - YL
1954 1B 58 499.0 359 20 5 0.987 6.836 0.972 -1.43
NAR - YL
1954 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
NAR - YL
1954 RF 2 13.2 1 0 0 1.000 0.659 1.040 0.03
Total 1B 75 633.0 476 24 6 -2.21
Total LF 30 243.0 54 0 2 -2.11
Total RF 9 65.2 14 0 1 -0.34
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
Jan. 14, 1973 Manly-Warringah Frank Bignell
North Sydney Marty Wallbank
Pat Lovatt
Nov. 17, 1974 North Sydney Frank Bignell
David Morcom
Steve Bonner
Garrison Shuker
Manly-Warringah Bob Waycott
Vin Denve
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1971 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1965 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1963 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1962 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1961 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1960 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
League Champ 1974 North Sydney (SBC)
Gold Glove 1963 - 1B Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1962 - 1B Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1961 - 1B Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1960 - 1B Manly-Warringah (SBC)
1959 - 1B Manly-Warringah (SBC)
Championship Series MVP 1962 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
Player of the Week Nov 30, 1964 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
Dec 24, 1962 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
Nov 13, 1961 Manly-Warringah (SBC)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink24
Grey Ink158
Similar Players (1B)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1956 SBC 128 1
1957 SBC 128 1
1958 SBC 128 1
1959 SBC 128 1
1960 SBC 126 1
1962 SBC 126 1
1963 SBC 127 1
1965 SBC 126 1
1968 SBC 126 1
1970 SBC 126 1
Year Lg PA Rank
1956 SBC 551 9
1959 SBC 563 10
1960 SBC 564 10
1961 SBC 556 10
1962 SBC 585 3
1963 SBC 581 2
1965 SBC 569 4
1968 SBC 586 2
1970 SBC 592 1
Year Lg AB Rank
1956 SBC 504 6
1957 SBC 501 7
1962 SBC 503 10
1963 SBC 502 9
1965 SBC 508 4
1970 SBC 521 5
Year Lg Hits Rank
1956 SBC 155 6
1959 SBC 153 10
1960 SBC 171 3
1961 SBC 165 6
1962 SBC 159 7
1963 SBC 153 10
1965 SBC 167 3
1968 SBC 155 6
Year Lg 2B Rank
1957 SBC 28 9
Year Lg 3B Rank
1955 SBC 7 1
1956 SBC 6 2
1957 SBC 6 2
1958 SBC 5 5
1959 SBC 7 1
1960 SBC 7 2
1963 SBC 7 3
1968 SBC 6 6
1970 SBC 6 3
1971 SBC 6 2
Year Lg SB Rank
1956 SBC 24 5
1958 SBC 25 4
1959 SBC 29 4
1960 SBC 34 1
1961 SBC 33 3
1962 SBC 26 3
1963 SBC 37 2
1964 SBC 27 3
1965 SBC 43 3
1966 SBC 21 9
1967 SBC 32 3
1968 SBC 35 1
1969 SBC 33 1
1970 SBC 29 3
1971 SBC 29 4
1972 SBC 18 10
Year Lg R Rank
1961 SBC 88 7
1962 SBC 82 9
1965 SBC 93 5
1968 SBC 78 8
Year Lg BB Rank
1968 SBC 73 3
Year Lg IBB Rank
1956 SBC 11 8
1957 SBC 8 7
1968 SBC 7 7
Year Lg HBP Rank
1958 SBC 8 10
1969 SBC 10 7
Year Lg SH Rank
1962 SBC 11 5
1963 SBC 11 5
Year Lg SF Rank
1959 SBC 6 4
1961 SBC 6 9
Year Lg Avg Rank
1960 SBC 0.344 4
1961 SBC 0.341 7
1962 SBC 0.316 9
1965 SBC 0.329 8
1968 SBC 0.309 10
1969 SBC 0.324 9
1971 SBC 0.327 7
Year Lg OBP Rank
1960 SBC 0.416 7
1961 SBC 0.409 8
1962 SBC 0.397 6
1965 SBC 0.396 10
1968 SBC 0.397 5
1969 SBC 0.405 5
1971 SBC 0.399 6
Year Lg G Rank
1956 SBC 128 1
1957 SBC 128 1
1958 SBC 128 1
1959 SBC 128 1
1960 SBC 126 1
1962 SBC 126 1
1963 SBC 127 1
1965 SBC 126 1
1968 SBC 126 1
1970 SBC 126 1