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  • Negro League data

    I'm going to start a thread with Negro League data. I've got a bunch of guys whose data I will put in alphabetical order, and then a post with some general data. After that, posts are welcome. If we get more info, I may add an index of where to find data to this post.

    Please note all this data was originally posted in Baseball Think Factory, but not all in one thread. I copied and pasted everything to concentrate it into this one thread.

    Jim Albright
    Last edited by jalbright; 05-18-2007, 09:46 AM.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

  • #2
    Newt Allen Data

    Teams: 22-44 KC Monarchs, Stl 31, Det 32, Homestead 32

    Seasonal Data from Holway

    1923 no data
    1924 .277 for KC; 2b
    11-39 in World Series vs. Hilldale
    1925 .307 for KC; 10 3b (4th), 16 sb (3rd); 2b; all-star
    11-27 in playoff vs. Stl.
    7-27 in World Series vs. Hilldale
    1926 .232 for KC Monarchs; 2b
    5-28 in playoff vs. Chi Am
    1927 .330 for KC Monarchs; 2b, all-star
    1928 .280 for KC Monarchs; 12 sb (3rd); 2b
    1929 .284 for KC Monarchs; 24 2b (3rd), 23 sb (3rd); 2b, all-star
    1930 .333 for KC Monarchs; 2b, all-star
    1931 .300 for KC Monarchs; ss
    12-33 in World Series vs. Grays
    1932 .268 for Homestead; 7 sb (3rd); 2b
    .364 for KC Monarchs; 2b, all-star
    2-2 vs. Major-league competition
    1933 No Data (Monarchs barnstorming)
    1934 No Data (Monarchs barnstorming); ss
    1935 No Data (Monarchs barnstorming); 2b
    4-12 vs. major-league pitching (backed by semipro teams)
    1936 .385 for KC Monarchs; 2b, all-star
    1937 .389 for KC Monarchs; ba 2nd, 6 2b (4th), 7 sb (3rd); 2b, all-star
    5-21 in playoff vs. Chi Am Giants
    3-11 in World Series vs. Homestead
    7-15 vs. major-league competition
    47-175 in Cuban Play
    1938 .267 for KC Monarchs; 2b
    1939 .265 for KC Monarchs; 2b
    1940 .323 for KC Monarchs; ba 5th, 4 2b (2nd); lf
    1941 .245 for KC Monarchs; ss and manager
    1942 .318 for KC Monarchs; rf
    4-15 in World Series vs. Homestead
    1943 no data
    1944 .247 for KC Monarchs; lf

    Career
    .300 mean avg. for 17 seasons with batting statistics



    Career Data from MacMillan 8th

    792 g, 3250 ab, 961 hits, 135 2b, 42 3b, 20 hr, .296 ba, .382 sa.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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    • #3
      Here are Beckwith's Macmillan stats:

      Year--G--AB--H--D--T-HR-SB-AVE-SLG
      1920-15-046-10-01-01-00-01-217-283
      1921-34-113-45-05-04-04-00-398-619
      1922-48-159-48-11-02-03-03-302-453
      1923-60-232-75-19-09-13-05-323-651
      1924-33-119-48-08-01-07-07-403-664
      1925-47-174-70-14-01-14-02-402-736
      1926-34-119-43-07-01-09-01-361-664
      1927-46-188-63-13-02-07-01-335-537
      1928-(no data)
      1929-40-163-62-10-02-11-06-380-669
      1930-50-200-96-10-03-19-00-480-845
      1931-51-190-66-03-00-16-00-316-616
      1932-03-012-04-01-00-01-00-333-667
      1933-02-009-04-00-00-00-00-444-444
      1934-12-011-03-01-00-00-00-273-364
      1935-01-004-00-00-00-00-00-000-000
      tot-476-1739-637-103-26-104-26-366-635
      John Beckwith data

      From Holway

      1917 .000 for Chi Giants; ss
      1918 no data
      1919 .188 for Chi Giants; c
      1920 .280 for Chi Giants; ut
      1921 .355 for Chi Giants; ss
      1922 .305 for Chi Am Giants; ut
      1923 .330 for Chi Am Giants, 24 2b, 9 3b, 14 hr; 3b (should be, but isn’t, all star)
      1924 .382 for Bal Black Sox, 5 hr, 16 hr/550 BA leads league; ss (should be, but isn’t, all-star)
      3-8, .375 with 2 HR vs. Phil A’s
      1925 .406 for Bal Black Sox, 24 HR lead league, 22 2b, 50 hr/550 ab; ss, Holway all star, MVP
      (constructed batting line, 264 ab, 107 hits, 22 2b, 8? 3b, 24 hr, .406 ba, .822 slg)
      1926 .311 for Harrisburg Giants, 3 triples; 3b, Holway all star (as dh)
      1927 .362 for Harrisburg Giants, .(223 for a few games with Homestead Grays), 9 hr, 18 2b, 16 hr/550 ab; 3b, Holway all star (constructed batting line, 309 ab, 112 hits, 18 2b, 6? 3b, 9 hr, .362 ba, .547 slg)
      2-10 vs. major-league All-Stars
      1928 .240 for Homestead Grays; ss
      2-17 vs. major-league competition
      1929 .439 for Homestead Grays, 15 hr, 25 hr/550 (330 ab, 23? 2b, 7? 3b, 15 hr, .439 ba, 144 hits, .684 slg) ; ut
      1930 .493 for NY Lincoln Giants, 6 hr, 47 hr/550 ab; 3b, Holway all star, missed time with broken ankle
      1-8 in playoff vs. Homestead
      1931 .350 for Baltimore & Newark Browns, 16 hr, 7 2b, 53 hr/550 ab); 3b, Holway all-star
      5-10 vs. major-league all stars
      1932 no data (teams he played for were not in the East-West league)
      1933 .391 for NY Black Yankees; 3b
      1934 .286 for NY Black Yankees; 3b
      1935 no data, listed in Riley as playing for the Grays, but apparently not a regular




      Career data
      .352 lifetime avg. 767-2176 according to Holway
      mean avg. 1919-34 = .366
      19-60 vs. major-league competition (.319)
      80 hr in 2198 ab, according to Holway
      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

      Comment


      • #4
        Cool Papa Bell Data

        Teams

        22-31 St. Louis Stars, 32 Det/KC/Homestead, 33-38 Pgh Crawfords, 37 Santa Domingo, 38-41 Mexico, 42 Chi Am Giants, 43-46 Homestead Grays

        Seasonal Data from Holway

        1922 No data
        1923 3-1 as pitcher for Stl Stars
        1924 .316 for Stl; 9 sb (4th); cf
        1925 .348 for Stl; 29 2b (1st), 23 sb (1st); cf; all-star
        10-33 in playoff vs. KC
        1926 .355 for Stl; 17 hr (5th), 23 hr/550 (5th), 24 2b (4th), 23 sb (1st); cf, all-star
        1927 .318 for Stl; 18 2b (4th), 13 sb (2nd); cf
        1928 .332 for Stl; 6 3b (5th); cf
        11-27 in playoff vs. Chi Am Giants
        51-157 in Cuban Play
        1929 .309 for Stl; 25 2b (2nd), 28 sb (2nd); cf, all-star
        3-17 in World Series vs. Homestead
        6-22 vs. major-league competition
        1930 .362 for Stl; 17 2b (5th), 15 sb (4th); lf, all-star
        1931 .330 for Stl; cf, all-star
        1-2 vs. major-league competition
        1932 .318 for Det/Pgh,/Hom, . ba 4th; cf, ut, all-star
        396 for KC; 5 3b (3rd), 4 sb (2nd); cf, all-star (all-star in both East-West and South in 32)
        0-3 vs. major-league competition
        1933 .339 for Pgh; 15 2b (4th), 9 3b (3rd), 7 sb (3rd); cf
        2-6 in playoff vs. Nashville
        1934 .364 for Pgh; 5 in ba, 7 sb (1st); cf
        1935 .320 for Pgh; 10 2b (4th), 8 3b (2nd), 9 sb (1st); lf
        3-24 in playoff vs. NY Cubans
        5-16 vs. major-league competition
        1936 .301 for Pgh; cf
        8-19 vs. major-league competition
        3-13 vs. major-league competition
        1937 .120 for Pgh; ut (spent most of season in Santa Domingo)
        21-66 in Santa Domingo
        1938 no data for NeL
        .356 in Mexican League – In Mexico through 1941
        1939 In Mexico
        1940 In Mexico, 167-382, .437 (1st), 12 hr (1st), 17 hr/550 (4th)
        41-168 in Cuban Play
        1941 In Mexico, 132-421, .314, 12 hr (4th), 15 hr/550 (5th)
        1942 .373 for Chi Am Giants; cf
        1943 .297 for Homestead; 3 sb (4th); lf
        8-26 in World Series vs. Birmingham
        1944 .274 for Homestead; 9 2b (3rd), 4 3b (4th); lf
        6-23 in World Series vs. Birmingham
        1945 .253 for Homestead; 5 2b (4th); lf
        4-13 in World Series vs. Buckeyes
        1946 .447 for Homestead; lf, all-star

        Career, according to Holway
        1561-4754, .328
        73 hr., 8/550 ab
        52-152 vs. major-league competition
        Mean avg. 320 for 19 seasons with statistics



        Career data from MacMillan 10th edition
        943 g, 3707 ab, 1248 hits, 194 2b, 64 3b, 63 hr, 143 sb, .337 ba, .475 slg
        Season Team AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Avg
        1928-29 Cienfuegos 157 44 51 10 7 5 -- 17 .325
        1929-30 Cienfuegos 220 52 57 14 4 3 -- -- .259
        1930-f Cienfuegos 16 2 4 1 1 1 -- -- .250
        1930-w Cienfuegos 38 9 13 0 1 0 -- 2 .342
        1940-41 Almendares 138 24 41 5 3 2 16 11 .297

        Notes:

        1928-29 -- Led league in runs, home runs, and stolen bases. On New Year’s Day hit 3 inside-the-park home runs at spacious Aida Park in Cienfuegos.

        1929-30 -- Led league in at-bats, runs, and doubles. Cienfuegos won the pennant race; Figueredo’s text says Bell won the MVP award, though the list of MVP winners shows Bell’s teammate Willie Wells (.322, 43 runs) for that year.

        1930-f -- Regular season ended after 5 games because of dispute about new stadium (La Tropical) lease.

        1930-w -- A short special season (Unico) was played in place of incomplete regular season; Cienfuegos played 9 games.

        The feature of his Cuban League record that seems remarkable to me is his high rate of runs scored relative to hits. It suggests a) he must have been drawing quite a few walks, and b) it seems unlikely that he was thrown out much on the bases
        I wasn't sure if anybody else has the Mexican League encyclopedia. Here are Bell's stats there, which also give us some W/K data:

        YR--G---AB--H---D--T-HR--R--RBI-W--K-HP-SH-SB-AVE-SLG
        38-040-160-051-07-06-06-051-17-20-12--1--1-09-356-588
        39-058-226-080-16-02-05-055-24-26-19--1--6-12-354-509
        40-089-382-167-29-15-12-119-79-45-24--0--3-28-437-686
        41-100-421-132-21-15-04-085-48-65-26--1--4-14-314-463
        Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
        Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
        A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

        Comment


        • #5
          Chet Brewer

          A big challenge in analyzing Brewer is the portion of his career that may be undocumented.

          Here's his career line from Macmillan 8th:

          Chet Brewer
          1925-1932 NeL
          1933 in semipro ball
          1934-37 NeL (no data for 1934-35)
          1938-40 "Latin America,"
          1941 NeL,
          1942-45 "Latin America,"
          1946-48 NeL

          89-63, .596. 166 g, 115 gs, 97 cg, 1110 ip, 1075 hits, 283 bb, 552 k, 14 so, 3 sv

          If some of that Latin American play is in Mexico, we should be able to get stats, but if it isn't, we won't. 5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 06, 2005 at 04:28 PM (#1317359)
          Here's what Riley's got for him:

          1924Gilkerson's Union Giants
          1925KC Monarchs
          1926KC Monarchs (11-3)
          1927KC Monarchs (8-7)
          1928KC Monarchs (7-9)
          1929KC Monarchs (17-3)
          1930KC Monarchs (15-11 from 30-32)
          1931KC Monarchs/Crookstone MN
          1932KC Monarchs/Washington Pilots
          1933KC Monarchs
          1934KC Monarchs
          1935KC Monarchs/Brooklyn Royal Giants/Bismark ND
          1936NY Cubans (5-2)/Bismark, ND
          1937Dominican Republic (2-3)/Post Tourney
          1938Mexican League (8-3, 1.82)
          1939Mexican League (16-6, 2.50)
          1940KC Monarchs
          1941KC Monarchs/Philadelphia Stars
          1942Cleveland Buckeyes
          1943Cleveland Buckeyes
          1944Mexican League (8-12, 5.11)
          1945?????
          1946KC Monarchs/Cleveland Buckeyes
          1947Cleveland Buckeyes (12-6)
          1948Cleveland Buckeyes (5-5)
          1949Cleveland Buckeyes

          Lifetime Lg Total: 127-79, .617

          Also
          1930-1931Cuba
          1933Toured Orient
          ????Panama
          ????Panama
          1947Caguas (PR Lg) (7-3)
          Chet Brewer Data from Holway

          1925 4-1 for KC; team 63-20. #6 on team in dec.. +0.22 WAT
          1926 14-1 for KC; 3rd in wins, 1st in wp, 75 K 2nd in league; team 65-19, #3 on team in dec. +2.19 WAT
          1927 9-6 for KC; team 58-33, #3 (tie) on team in dec., –0.67 WAT
          1928 7-9 for KC; team 49-32; #3 on team in dec., -3.34 WAT
          1929 17-3 for KC; 2nd in wins, 1st in wp, 1st in TRA,; all-star, GSA; team 66-14, #2 on team in dec., +0.67 WAT
          1930 13-10 for KC; 5th in wins, 109 K 2nd in league; team 54-33, #1 on team in dec., -1.7 WAT
          1931 2-2 for KC; team 21-6, #3 on team in dec. (tie), -1.3 WAT
          1932 5-6 total (2-6 for WAS; 3-0 for KC), #4 on WAS in dec, team 16-35, -0.49 WAT, #2 on KC in dec. (tie), team 9-5, +1.36 WAT
          1933 No data for KC (barnstorming)
          1934 No data for KC (barnstorming)
          1935 No data for KC (barnstorming)
          1936 5-7 for NY Cubans; #1 on team in dec., team 25-22, -1.9 WAT
          1937 Santa Domingo (2-3)
          1938 MeL (8-3)
          1939 MeL (16-6)
          1940 Macmillan says “Latin America”; Riley says KC; Holway has no NeL data, could have toured with the KC “B”Team. Was he in the MeL?
          1941 2-6 total (0-1 for KC, 2-5 for PHI), #5 on KC in dec., team 24-6, -0.83 WAT, #2 on PHI in dec. (3-way tie), team 12-28, -.12 WAT
          1942 No data. Macmillan says “Latin America,” Riley says Cleveland. Was he in the MeL?
          1943 No data. Macmillan says “Latin America,” Riley says Cleveland.
          1944 MeL (8-12)
          1945 No data. Macmillan says “Latin America.” Riley says nothing.
          1946 9-10 total (7-9 for CLE; 2-1 for CHI), #1 on CLE in dec., team 19-25, +0.14 WAT; #5 on CHI in team dec., team 19-21, +0.62 WAT
          1947 12-6 for CLE, 1st in league in wins, 2nd in TRA, 3rd in K (91); team 44-17, #1 on team in dec., -1.40 WAT
          1948 5-5 for CLE, 5th in league in TRA (3.22); team 26-27, #3 on team in dec., +0.12 WAT

          Adding seasonal totals gives a record of 104-72, .591
          Holway’s All-Time Victories list puts him at 87-63, .589 (ah, the discrepancies)
          Brewer collected black or gray ink in 1926, 1929, 1930, 1947, 1948
          His career wins above team are –7.8 .

          Chet Brewer's Mexican League stats

          Yr--W--L--ERA--G---IP---H--BB--SO-HB-WP
          38-17-05-1.88-22-182.3-124-53-153--3-02
          39-12-07-2.50-26-176.3-129-48-122--5-01
          44-03-12-5.10-28-146.3-161-73-042--0-10

          Totals:
          W-32
          L-24
          ERA-3.03
          G-76
          IP-505
          H-434
          BB-174
          SO-317
          HB-8
          WP-13

          In the California Winter League, Brewer's record over 13 seasons was 43-13.

          Comparing some of the top NeL pitchers in this league:

          Chet Brewer 43-13
          Andy Cooper 22-6
          Reuben Currie 26-19
          Bill Foster 24-1 (!)
          Robert Griffith 20-2
          Satchel Paige 56-7
          Andrew Porter 23-6
          Bullet Rogan 42-14
          Jim Willis 41-10

          From 1931 to 1936, Paige was 50-2 (!!); his record is brought down by a 6-5 record from 1943-47.

          Not all pitchers have complete strikeout and innings pitched records; of these, the only ones whose records are complete are:

          Currie, 162 K, 94 W, 402 IP
          Griffith, 228 K, 29+ W, 214 IP
          Paige, 770 K, 138+ W (2 seasons with 121 IP are missing walks), 572 IP
          Rogan, 351 K, 189 W, 516 IP
          I haven't posted them yet, but I've gotten as far as I can go on the career leaderboards.

          Anyway, so here's where Brewer falls on the Holway-based career U.S. NgL leaderboards.

          WINS 14th with 104

          LOSSES 11th with 73

          DECISIONS 12th with 177

          WINNING PCT .588
          (50+ decisions) 45th
          (25+ decisions) 67th
          (10+ decisions) 105th

          ADJ PCT OF TEAM DECISION 20.23%
          (50+ decisions) 42nd
          (25+ decisions) 60th
          (10+ decisions) 89th

          WAT 795th (out of 812)at -6.3

          WAT PER DECISION -0.35
          (50+ decisions) 90th (of 122)
          (25+ decisions) 138th (of 205)
          (10+ decisions) 211th (of 335) 24. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 22, 2005 at 03:32 PM (#1354572)
          Brewer's place on seasonal wins leaderboards

          1926: 3rd most wins in NNL with 14, 6th in NgLs.

          1929: t-2nd most wins in NNL with 17, t-3rd most wins in NgLs.

          1930: 4th most wins in NNL with 13, 5th most in NgLs.

          1946: 2nd in NAL with 8 wins, t-6th most wins in NgLs.

          1947: Led NAL with 12 wins, t-2nd most wins in NgLs.

          More information:

          1930: t-4th most losses in NNL and NgLs.

          1936: t-4th most losses in NgLs.

          1941: t-4th most losses in NNL, t-3rd most losses in NgLs (was with two teams).

          1946: Led NAL and NgLs in losses.

          1947: Led NAL and was 4th in NgLs in losses.

          1948: t-4th most losses in NAL and t-5th in NgLs.
          Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
          Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
          A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

          Comment


          • #6
            Dave Brown Data

            From Riley
            1920 10-2
            1921 11-3
            1922 8-3
            1923 4-7

            17-12 in three Cuban seasons
            7-3 in 1923/4 Cuban league

            From Holway
            1918 No Data
            1919 No Data
            1920 11-4, 2.71 TRA for Chi Am Giants; Holway all star
            1921 11-3, 2.18 TRA for Chi Am Giants; Holway all star
            2-2 in World Series vs. Hilldale & Bacharach Giants
            1922 16-7, 3.04 TRA for Chi Am Giants; Holway all star
            2-0 with 0.82 TRA in World Series vs. Bacharachs
            4-3 in Cuban Play
            1923 7-9, 3.86 TRA for NY Lincoln Giants
            4-2 in Cuban Play
            1924 22-11 (no TRA) for NY Lincoln Giants
            2-4 in Cuban play
            1925 No Data

            PLACEMENT OF DAVE BROWN ON HOLWAY-BASED LEADERBOARDS

            WINS 29th with 67 wins

            LOSSES 66th with 34 losses

            DECISIONS 40th with 101

            WIN PCT .663
            (Minimum 50+ decisions) 16th
            (Minimum 25+ decisions) 27th
            (Minimum 10+ decisions) 49th

            ADJ PCT OF TEAM DECISIONS 28.8%
            (Minimum 50+ decisions) 5th
            (Minimum 25+ decisions) 9th
            (Minimum 10+ decisions) 21st

            WAT 18th with 10.9

            WAT/DECISION .107
            (Minimum 50+ decisions) 16th
            (Minimum 25+ decisions) 29th
            (Minimum 10+ decisions) 52nd

            PLACEMENT ON YEARLY WINS LEADERBOARDS

            1920 t-5th in NNL with 11 wins.

            1921 t-7th in NNL with 11 wins.

            1922 t-4th in NNL with 16 wins.

            1923 4th in ECL with 7 wins, t-8th in NgLs.

            1924 2nd in NgLs and ECL with 22 wins.
            Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
            Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
            A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

            Comment


            • #7
              Ray Brown Data, from Holway

              Born February 23, 1908

              Teams: 1930 Dayton Marcos, 1931 Indianapolis ABCs, 1932 Detroit Wolves & Homestead Grays, 1933-45 Homestead Grays, Mexico 1939 and 1946-49

              1930 no data; Riley has him pitching for Dayton, a non-league (lesser) team
              1931 11-8; team 43-23, #1 in dec. , -1.9 WAT
              2nd in wins
              1932 4-3 for Det, 7-3 for Homestead; Det 30-12, Home 54-28; #3 in dec. –0.7 WAT
              1933 6-2; team 12-3, #1 in dec. –0.9 WAT
              3rd in wp, 1st in TRA,
              1934 13-4; team 32-34 #1 in dec. 6.4 WAT
              5th in wins, 4th in wp
              1935 12-4; team 30-29 #1 in dec. 5.3 WAT
              2nd in wins, 3rd in wp, 4th in TRA, 3rd in K, all-star
              1936 8-6; team 19-26, #1 in dec. 3.0 WAT
              1937 9-4, team 31-15, #1 in dec., 0.3 WAT
              3rd in wins, 3rd in K;
              1938 15-0, team 27-10 #1 in dec. 6.8 WAT
              1st in wins, 1st in wp, 1st in TRA, all-star, GSA
              1939 6-3, team 17-12, #1 in dec. 1.1 WAT
              5th in wins, 5th in wp
              Also pitched in Mexico
              1940 20-4; team 42-23, #1 in dec., 7.1 WAT
              1st in wins, 3rd in wp, 1st in TRA, 1st in K, all-star, GSA
              1941 12-6*, team 27-17, #1 in dec. (tie) 1.6 WAT
              2nd in wins, 2nd in wp, 4th in TRA, 3rd in K,
              1942 13-4, team 27-15, #1 in dec. 3.5 WAT
              2nd in wins, 2nd in wp, 4th in TRA
              1943 8-1, team 44-14, #3 in dec. 1.5 WAT
              4th in wins, 1st in wp, 4th in TRA
              1944 9-3, team 32-9, #1 in dec. –0.5 WAT
              2nd in wins, 2nd in wp, 1st in TRA
              1945 4-1, team 32-7, #4 in dec., -0.1 WAT
              1946-1949 no data, pitched in Mexico

              *Holway’s data is conflicting here. The league leaderboards list Brown as 14-6, but in the team data he shows up as 12-6. I’ve gone with 12-6 here, but there’s no telling in this case which is correct.

              Career Totals

              157-54, .744 wp
              32.5 WAT
              Holway’s own totals are 146-55, .726

              RAY BROWN IN MEXICO

              Please consult the Re-evaluating Negro League Pitchers thread for league and team data for Brown. Generally, however, I can say this
              -1946: He was probably a little below league average as he was below his team’s average in ERA and other rates. This was the only good team he played for in Mexico.
              -1947: His ERA was below his team’s, his K and BB rates were not as good as his mates, but his H/9 was lower than the team. Roughly league average.
              -1948: Two teams. My own estimated team splits show him as having a very good 36 innings in comparison to his teammates at Veracruz but showing the same pattern as 1947 in 117 innings with Tampico, namely a lower ERA that is driven by a lower H/9 than team, despite worse K and BB numbers.
              -1949: Appears to be an excellent season. He creams his teammates in ERA, K rate, BB rate, and H/9, while going 15-11 for a 41-43 team.

              YEAR 1946 1947 1948 1949
              TEAM TAM TAM TAM/VER MEX
              W 13 10 13 15
              L 9 12 4 11
              G 31 28 28 32
              GS n/a 22 18 28
              CG 16 15 9 15
              SHO 1 0 2 4
              INN 204 194.7 153 231.3
              H 199 190 132 226
              ER 80 70 55 83
              BB 93 92 65 92
              K 93 47 55 118

              ERA 3.53 3.24 3.24 3.23
              K/9 4.10 2.17 3.24 4.59
              BB/9 4.10 4.25 3.82 3.58
              K/BB 1.00 0.51 0.85 1.28
              H/9 8.78 8.78 7.76 8.79
              WAT 0.17 0.15 5.11 3.34

              RAY BROWN'S SINGLE-SEASON LEADERBOARD PLACEMENTS

              WINS
              1931: 2nd in NNL, 3rd in NgLs
              1932: 7th in East, 10th in NgLs
              1934: 4th in EWL
              1935: 2nd in EWL
              1936: 4th in NNL
              1937: 4th in NNL
              1938: 1st in NNL and NgLs
              1939: 5th in NNL and 8th in NgLs
              1940: 1st in NNL and NgLs
              1941: 3rd in NNL and NgLs
              1942: 2nd in NNL and NgLs
              1943: 4th in NNL and 5th in NgLs
              1944: 2nd in NNL and 4th in NgLs
              1945: 5th in NNL and 10th in NgLs
              1946: 5th in MXL
              1947: 10th in MXL
              1948: 4th in MXL
              1949: 5th in MXL

              Meanwhile, he only placed in the top 10 in losses six times (1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949), and three of them were in his twiglight years in Mexico.

              Decisions? Top ten every season from 1931-1949 except for 1933 and 1945.

              His top 8 WAT scores include
              7.1
              6.8
              6.4
              5.3
              5.1
              3.5
              3.4
              3.0
              ===
              40.6

              His worst 8 WAT scores
              -1.7
              -.9
              -.7
              -.7
              -.5
              -.1
              +.2
              +.2
              +0.3
              +1.1
              +1.5
              ===
              -1.3

              So even in his bad seasons, he was extremely close tothe league average.
              I guess Brown’s Cuban League statistics haven’t been posted yet, so I thought I’d post them.

              Ray Brown pitched 5 seasons in Cuba. His first season, 1936-37, was arguably the greatest season ever by a pitcher in the Cuban League, at least according to the limited statistics that are available. He went 21-4, setting the all-time record for victories in a season, for a team that with its other pitchers went 16-28. He nearly single-handedly led his team, Santa Clara, to a tie for the lead at the end of the season, resulting in a 3-game playoff against Martín Dihigo's Marianao team. In the first game Brown beat Dihigo 6 to 1, but Marianao won the second game 4 to 2. In game 3, Brown again squared off against Dihigo with only two days rest, but this time Marianao won the game, and the pennant, 7 to 3. Reminiscent of Chesbro, 1904.

              Brown's next two Cuban seasons were also very successful. Brown was the top pitcher on the pennant-winning team each season, though he received considerably more support as Santa Clara added Sam Bankhead, Lázaro Salazar, Bob Griffith, and (in 1938-39) Josh Gibson.

              His last two seasons in Cuba, 1945-46 and 47-48, he had only a few decisions, so it is likely that he was being used quite a bit in relief.

              Here’s his pitching record:
              Year Team G CG W L Tm W* Tm L Tm Pct Pennant WAT
              36-37 Santa Clara 26 23 21 4 37 32 .536 11.9
              37-38 Santa Clara 20 14 12 5 35 18 .660 * 1.1
              38-39 Santa Clara 22 16 11 7 34 20 .630 * -0.5
              45-46 Almendares 15 4 2 2 29 31 .483 0.1
              45-46 Marianao 3 0 0 1 23 37 .383 -0.4
              45-46 Total 18 4 2 3 -0.3
              47-48(PF) Cuba 1 0 0 0 46 45 .505 -
              47-48(PF) Santiago 2 0 0 1 7 14 .333 -0.4
              47-48(PF) Total 3 0 0 1 -0.4
              Total 89 57 46 20 11.9
              * Excludes games won/lost by forfeit: 1937-38 (9-W)

              Notes:
              1936-37 Set all-time Cuban League record for most wins in a season (21). Led league in percentage (.840), complete games (23), and wins (21). Pitched a no-hit, no-run game.
              1937-38 Led league in percentage (.706), complete games (14); tied for lead in wins (12).
              1938-39 Led league in complete games (16).
              1947-48(PF) Players Federation - an independent league that operated for one season. Santiago dropped out part way through season.

              Ray Brown was also a very good hitter, which can be seen in his batting statistics. He hit for a good average and with power; 6 home runs in 353 at-bats is particularly impressive in Cuba, where the ballparks were huge and home runs were rare. (Batting stats for his last two seasons were not available in Figueredo.)
              Year AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Avg
              36-37 132 23 41 5 2 1 27 2 .311
              37-38 86 11 22 0 1 4 14 - .256
              38-39 135 17 31 4 2 1 23 1 .230
              Total 353 51 94 9 5 6 64 3 .266


              Notes:
              1937-38 – Tied for league lead in home runs hit (4).
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              • #8
                Willard Brown Just a reminder that this is material quoted from another board and not my words or thoughts
                Born June 26, 1911, so a little older than I thought when he came up.

                1934: Signed to minor league Monroe Monarchs

                1935: Signed to the KC Monarchs, played SS, no data.

                1936: 11 for 30 in seven league contests; t-5th in the league in AVG.

                1937: .361 average; Led NAL in HR (9), HR/550 (24), doubles (13), triples (8); 6 SB tied for fourth, though KC may have been only team reported.
                -8/20 in playoff series
                -1/2 in WS (with CHI)
                -5/13 vs. White players
                -8/55 in Cuba.

                1938: Switched to CF for KC. Led league in HR (6), HR/550 (29), SB (10); Second in league with 3 triples and fifth in AVG (.362).

                1939: CF. Led league in doubles (9) and SB (3); Second in HR (2); Third in HR/550 (9); Fifth in AVG (.343).

                1940: Mexico, Nuevo Laredo, OF. 294 ABs, .354, 18 doubles, 4 triples, 8 HR, 61 RBI, 10 BB, 15 K, 13 SB, .524 SLG.

                1941: a) Mexico, Aguila, OF. 125 ABs, .256, 7 doubles, 0 tirples, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K, 5 SB, .360 SLG

                b) KC, CF. 1st in HR (2), doubles (4), HR/550 (11); 2nd in triples (4); fourth in AVG (.347)

                c) 2nd in P.R. Winter League with .409 avg.

                1942: KC, LF, led league in HR (9), HR/550 (24), SB (3); second in triples (3); third in doubles (4), .310 average.
                -7/17 in playoffs
                -2/3 vs. whites.

                1943: KC, CF. Led league in HR (6); second in HR/550 (28); third in doubles (5), .309 average.

                1944-1945: Military service.

                1946: KC, LF, Led league in HR (13), HR/550 (102!!!), second in AVG (.348), third in SB (13) [no data on doubles and triples]
                -Playoff 7/29
                -P.R. Winter league: 99/124 (.390) to lead league in average.

                1947: a) KC, CF. hit .336.
                b) MLB, you know the story.
                c) P.R. Winter League, 101/234 (.432) to lead league, 27 HR to lead league.

                1948: KC, CF. Led league in HR (18), HR/550 (101!!!); second in SB (13); third in doubles (20) and AVG (.374).
                -P.R. Winter League. .323 AVG. and 18 HR (per Riley).

                Holway numbers end, we're in Riley territory now.

                1949: .371 AVG
                -P.R. Winter League: 16 HR, .353 AVG.

                1950: Border League, Ottowa. .352 AVG, 1 HR, 18 RBI*
                -P.R. Winter League. 14 HR, .325 AVG.

                1951: P.R. Winter League. .295.

                1952: P.R. Winter League. .342.

                1953: Texas League, Dallas. Hit .310 with 23 HR, 108 RBI.
                -P.R. Winter League. .265.

                1954: Texas League, Houston. Hit .314, 25 HR (another source, http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/majorleaguers.htm, says 35 HR), 120 RBI.


                1955: Texas League. Hit .301, 19 HR, 104.

                1956: a) Texas League, Austin, San Antonio, Tulsa. Hit .299, 14 HR, 73 RBI.
                b) Western League, Topeka. Hit .294 with 3 HR, 14 RBI.
                -P.R. Winter League, Santurce. .261, 2 HR, 23 AB, 5 RBI.

                1957: Mandak League, Minot. .307 AVG, 9 HR, 29 RBI

                *per http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/majorleaguers.htm

                Brown's Puerto Rican Record:
                YEAR-AB-R-H-2B-3B-HR-RBI-BA-SA
                41-42 122 22 050 13 04 04 26 .409 .680
                46-47 254 44 099 25 04 09 50 .390 .626
                47-48 234 79 101 20 05 27 86 .432 .906
                48-49 294 59 095 20 03 18 69 .323 .595
                49-50 331 65 117 21 06 16 97 .354 .598
                50-51 305 57 099 19 03 14 76 .325 .544
                51-52 112 14 033 04 01 04 22 .295 .455
                52-53 114 20 039 07 00 03 20 .342 .482
                56-57 023 02 006 00 00 02 05 .261 .522
                TOT 1940 378 679 135 27 101 473 .350 .604

                NOTES
                Played with Santurce every year except the first.
                1941-42 Finished 2nd in BA (behind Josh Gibson)
                1946-47 Finished 1st in R, H, BA.
                1947-48 Finished 1st in R, HR, RBI, BA (Triple Crown) also finished just 1 behind the league leaders in H (101-102) and 2B (20-21).
                1948-49 Finished tied for 1st in HR.
                1949-50 Finished 1st in H, HR, RBI, BA (Triple Crown) and second in 2B.
                1950-51 Finished 1st in RBI, 2nd in HR, 3rd in H

                Of course, the most interesting thing about his PRWL career is the 1947-48 season which is pretty much entirely out of context with the rest of his PR career. He won the Triple Crown counting stats by enormous margins [27 HR to 13 (2nd), 86 RBI to 58 (2nd)] with a ridiculous .906 SA which was bettered only by the great Josh Gibson in a much shorter season.

                Here are Brown's stats in the Texas League, along with league totals:

                Yr age g ab h d t hr r rbi bb so sb ave oba slg
                53 Brown 38 138 522 162 36 2 23 91 108 35 52 3 310 354 519
                53 TexLg 620 41197 10635 1947 258 855 5486 5042 5120 5389 474 258 340 380
                54 Brown 39 144 583 183 36 5 35 92 120 35 56 2 314 353 573
                54 TexLg 644 42963 11209 1928 331 957 6006 5498 5231 6321 455 261 341 388
                55 Brown 40 149 544 164 34 4 19 73 104 39 42 3 301 348 483
                55 TexLg 646 42403 10790 1928 243 947 5594 5218 5191 6031 411 254 336 378
                56 Brown 41 104 351 105 17 0 14 50 73 36 36 2 299 364 467
                56 TexLg 618 41714 11049 1848 270 1027 5972 5464 5028 5727 468 265 344 396

                These are his teams and games played with each:
                1953: Dallas
                1954: Dallas 108, Houston 36
                1955: Houston
                1956: Tulsa 28, San Antonio 54, Austin 22

                Taking a quick look at Willard Brown's stats in 'The Negro Leagues Book' (and ignoring Holway, who I feel is statistically unreliable) Please remember these are the words of the original author and not mine. At the very least, I feel the use of the term "statistically unreliable" is unduly harsh with respect to the dedicated work of John Holway. (Jim Albright) gives Brown:

                AGE YEAR AB H 2B 3B HR BA SA SB
                KANSAS CITY
                22 1937 143 053 10 03 08 .371 .650 04
                23 1938 104 037 03 03 06 .356 .615 10
                24 1939 119 040 09 01 01 .336 .454 04
                TOTAL-3 366 130 22 07 15 .355 .577 18
                MEXICO
                25 1940 294 104 18 04 08 .354 .524 13
                KANSAS CITY
                26 1941 089 030 05 04 03 .337 .584 02
                27 1942 181 066 07 02 07 .365 .541 04
                28 1943 113 039 06 02 06 .345 .593 ??
                TOTAL-3 383 135 18 08 16 .352 .567 ??

                [Note- The 'Negro Leagues Book' and Holway credit Brown with playing for Pueblo in the Mexican League in 1941. This is an error. Willard Brown did not play in Mexico in 1941 and the stats are actually those of Barney Brown. This may be responsible for a lot of your confusion.]

                A few notes on these stats:

                1) Brown did hit better in 1937 and 1938 than he did later. Of course, 1937 and 1938 are the first and second years of the Negro American League. The League was very unstable during those first two years and probably of a lesser overall quality. This could account for Brown's good 37 and 38 season or it may just be random fluctation.

                2) Brown's 1940 Mexican League season fits right into the overall pattern of his statistics except for one thing:

                1937-39 366 130 22 07 15 .355 .577
                1940-40 294 104 18 04 08 .354 .524
                1941-43 383 135 18 08 16 .352 .567

                His home runs were down. But oddly enough, this is a pattern of Brown's career. In his first exposure to a new baseball League, Brown would either hit very poorly (for neither BA or power) such as in the Majors (.179 BA) or Cuba (.145) OR he would hit ok but without the expected power.

                A good example of this is Brown's time in the Texas League. In 1953, the 38-year-old Brown played 138 games, hit .310, and knocked 23 HRs. In 1954, the 39-year-old Brown played 144 games, hit .314, and crunched 35 HRs. A quite amazing increase for a player of his age.

                Brown had a reputation as a bad ball hitter, but I always like to think of his type of hitter as a 'recognition' hitter. In other words, Brown was a much better hitter against a pitcher once he got comfortable with the pitcher's delivery, style, and assortment of pitches [a modern guy like this would be Alfonso Soriano or Shea Hillenbrand].

                In other words, Brown was probably a better hitter the more he saw of a pitcher.

                3) The Negro Leagues, like the Major Leagues, began to have trouble with the quality of their baseballs in late 1942. Brown's 1942 and 1943 stats may or may not be effected by this and the short WW2 deadball era that lasted from 1942 and into 1946.

                WORLD WAR 2

                Brown spent 1944 and 1945 in the U.S Army. Of course, he got to play some ball as both he and Leon Day ended up playing in the U.S. Army's 1945 European Baseball Tournament on a integrated team against various Major League players.
                Last edited by jalbright; 05-18-2007, 12:37 PM.
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                • #9
                  Bill Byrd
                  Career leaderboard information for Bill Byrd

                  WINS 6th at 133

                  LOSSES 4th at 84

                  DECISIONS 3rd at 217

                  WINNING PCT .613
                  (50+ Decisions) 31st
                  (25+ Decisions) 50th
                  (10+ Decisions) 84th

                  ADJ PCT OF TEAM DECISIONS 28.2%
                  (50+ Decisions) 9th
                  (25+ Decisions) 13th
                  (10+ Decisions) 25th

                  WAT 4th at 19.0

                  WAT PER DECISION .087
                  (50+ Decisions) 24th
                  (25+ Decisions) 40th
                  (10+ Decisions) 68th

                  APPEARANCES ON YEARLY WINS LEADERBOARDS

                  1936: 2nd in NNL with 10 wins.

                  1937: Tied for 3rd most wins in NNL with 9, tied for 3rd most wins in NgLs.

                  1938: Tied for 4th most wins in NNL with 9, 5th in NgLs.

                  1939: 2nd in NNL with 15, 2nd in NgLs.

                  1941: Led NNL and NgLs in wins with 15.

                  1942: Led NNL and NgLs in wins with 14.

                  1943: 3rd in NNL in wins with 9, 4th in NgLs.

                  1944: t-4th in NNL in wins with 8, t-5th in NgLs.

                  1945: t-3rd most wins in NNL with 7, t-5th most wins in NgLs.

                  1947: t-4th in NNL in wins with 9, t-4th most wins in NgLs.

                  1948*: Led NNL in wins with 11, t-3rd in NgLs.

                  *NOTE: Holway's data for 1948 is extremely limited, in fact he only shows wins for nine pitchers (all of whom had 6 or more wins, so it's not like it's him and a bunch of one-win, short-timer chumps.)
                  Bill Byrd Data

                  Played most of his career for the Elite Giants: the franchise moved a lot, but it had the same owner and continuity in the core of players.

                  Born July 15, 1907

                  Since his leaderboard appearances are posted elsewhere, I’m not including them here.

                  Seasonal Data from Holway

                  1933 5-6 for Cleveland Blue Birds; team 21-26; #2 on team in decisions (tie), 0.1 WAT
                  1934 3-11 for Cle Red Sox; team 8-28; #1 in dec.; -0.2 WAT
                  1935 2-3 for Nashville Elite Giants; team 16-17; #3 in dec (3-way tie); -0.5 WAT
                  1936 10-5 for Was Elite Giants; team 27-18; #1 in dec; 1.5 WAT
                  1937 9-6 for Was Elite Giants; team 27-17; #1 in dec; -0.3 WAT
                  1938 9-2 for Bal Elite Giants; team 28-9; #1 in dec., 1.7 WAT
                  1939 15-4 for Bal Elite Giants; team 24-9; #1 in dec., 2.8 WAT
                  1940 In Venezuela – No Data
                  1941 15-6 for Bal Elite Giants; team 38-21; #1 in dec., 2.3 WAT
                  1942 14-4 for Bal Elite Giants; team 31-17; #1 in dec.; 3.8 WAT
                  1943 9-6 for Bal Elite Giants; team 15-26; #1 in dec., 5.5 WAT
                  1944 8-7 for Bal Elite Giants; team 21-18; #1 in dec., -0.1 WAT
                  1945 7-4 for Bal Elite Giants; team 19-14; #1 in dec., 1.0 WAT
                  1946 4-7 for Bal Elite Giants; team 21-26; #3 in dec., -1.2 WAT
                  1947 9-6 for Bal Elite Giants; team 44-41; #3 in dec., 1.5 WAT
                  1948 11-6 for Bal Elite Giants; team 38-20; #1 in dec., -0.2 WAT
                  1949 12-3 for Bal Elite Giants (this data from Riley, so not included in career totals)
                  1950 no data (started season with Elite Giants, but retired shortly thereafter)
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                  • #10
                    Pelayo Chacon data

                    (Cuban Data and U.S. separated throughout for ease of reading)

                    From Riley

                    In Negro-League play
                    1918 .345 (vs. all competition??)
                    1923-27 .302, .257, .260, .267, .302

                    In Cuba
                    .246 lifetime avg.
                    1914 .302
                    1920 .344 (led league)
                    1922 .316
                    1926 .336
                    (those are all of his seasons above .300)

                    1919 .291
                    1927 .290
                    1929 .294

                    Hit .350 vs. NY Giants in 1911, .364 against them in 1920 when they toured Cuba

                    From Holway

                    In Negro League Play
                    1910 .242 for Stars of Cuba
                    1911 .115 for Cuban Stars (East)
                    1912 .175 for Cuban Stars (West)
                    1913 .226 for Cuban Stars (West), led league with 6 doubles
                    1914 .237 for Cuban Stars (West)
                    1915 .222 for Cuban Stars (West); Holway all-star
                    1916 .299 for Cuban Stars (West)
                    1917 .457 for Cuban Stars (East); Holway all-star
                    1918 .542 for Cuban Stars (East); Holway all-star
                    1919 .357 for Cuban Stars (East)
                    1920 .071 for Cuban Stars (East)
                    1921 No data
                    1922 No data, listed as playing for Cuban Stars (East)
                    1923 .258 for Cuban Stars
                    1924 .282 for Cuban Stars
                    1925 .290 for Cuban Stars
                    1926 .261 for Cuban Stars
                    1927 no data (probably not a starter during these seasons)
                    1928 no data
                    1929 no data
                    1930 .310 for Cuban Stars
                    1931 .186 for Cuban Stars

                    Career Negro League totals
                    .266 mean avg. in 17 seasons (distorted upwards by very small seasons with high avg.s 1917-19)
                    With 1917-20 subtracted, his mean ba drops to .239

                    In Cuban Play
                    1910 16-82, .195
                    1911 No data (Holway does not include Chacon in stats vs. NY Giants)
                    1912 22-100, .220
                    1913 no data
                    1914 29-96, .308
                    1915 8-21, .381 vs. ABCs in Cuba
                    1915 34-149, .228
                    1916 no data
                    1919 6-24 vs. Pgh Pirates in Cuba
                    1919 25-86, .291
                    1920 3-13 vs. NY Giants in Cuba
                    32-93, .344 (Oscar Charleston led league with .410 avg., but Chacon had highest avg. among players who played the full season)
                    1921 5-20, .250
                    1922 44-139, .316
                    1926 44-131, .336
                    1927 40-138, .290
                    1929 53-180, .294
                    1930 0-4 vs. major-league “All Stars” in Cuba

                    Career Cuban totals
                    344-1214, ,283 in 11 seasons, but Holway doesn’t list all seasons.
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                    • #11
                      Here's Oscar Charleston's data in Holway.

                      In Negro League Play

                      1914 No data
                      1915 .203 for Ind ABCS; 11 2b (2nd), 5 3b (1st), 19 sb (3rd); cf; 1-1 as pitcher median avg. for West teams is 226.
                      1915 2-5 vs. major-league competition
                      1915 11-69 for ABCs in Cuba
                      1916 .152 for Ind ABCs; cf
                      7-18, .389 in playoff vs. Chi Am Giants
                      2-3 vs. major-league pitching
                      1917 .283 for Ind ABCs; ba 2nd, 6 2b (2nd), cf; all-star
                      1-4 vs. major-league competition
                      1918 .429 for Ind ABCs (18-42); ba 1st; cf; all-star, MVP, drafted
                      1919 .356 for Det Stars/Chi Am Giants; ba 2nd, 4 2b (1st), 3 3b (1st); cf; all-star, MVP
                      2-0 as pitcher
                      1920 .338 for Ind ABCs; 7 hr (3rd), 18 hr/550 ab (4th); cf; all-star
                      2-7 vs. major-league competition
                      16-39 in Cuban Play
                      1921 .437 for Stl. Giants; ba 2nd, 17 hr (1st), 39 hr/550 (1st), 19 2b (3rd), 13 3b (3rd), 37 sb (1st); cf; all-star, MVP
                      7-23 vs. major-league competition
                      7-12 vs. major-league pitchers in California
                      1922 .391 for Ind ABCs; ba 5th, 20 hr (1st), 50 hr/550 (1st), 29 2b (2nd), 13 3b (2nd), 28 sb (1st); cf; all-star
                      6-13 vs. major-league competition
                      41-92 in Cuban Play
                      1923 .314 for Ind ABCs; 13 sb (1st); lf
                      .375 and .365 in 2 Cuban short seasons
                      1924 .342 for Harrisburg; ba 5th, 9 hr (1st), 16 hr/550 (1st), 23 2b (1st); cf; all-star
                      1925 .416 for Harrisburg; ba 2nd, 19 hr (2nd), 39 hr/550 ab (2nd); cf; all-star
                      1926 .281 for Harrisburg; 8 hr (5th), 19 hr/550 (4th); cf
                      1927 .342 for Harrisburg; 12 hr (1st), 24 hr/550 (3rd), 18 2b (2nd); cf; all-star
                      1928 .380 for Hilldale; ba 3rd, 10 hr (3rd), 26 hr/550 (5th), 9 sb (2nd); cf; all-star (dh)
                      1929 .370 for Hilldale; 25 2b (2nd), x 3b (4th); cf; all-star
                      1930 .337 for Homestead; 6 hr (4th); 42 hr/550 (3rd); 1b
                      1931 .341 for Homestead; 6 hr (3rd), 19 2b (1st), 5 3b (3rd); all-star (dh)
                      1932 .314 for Pgh Crawfords; 10 hr (1st), 10 hr/550 (3rd), 11 2b (5th), 10 3b (1st), 9 sb (2nd); 1b
                      1933 .388 for Pgh Crawfords; ba 4th, 22 hr (2nd), 35 hr/550 (4th), 24 2b (1st), 12 3b (1st), 14 sb (1st); 1b; all-star, MVP
                      1934 .285 for Pgh Crawfords; 12 hr (4th), 21 hr/550 (5th); 1b
                      1935 .294 for Pgh Crawfords; 9 hr (3rd); 1b
                      1936 .322 for Pgh Crawfords; 1b
                      1937 .213 for Pgh Crawfords; 1b
                      1938 no data; listed as manager for Pgh Crawfords
                      1939 .250 for Toledo Crawfords; 1b, manager

                      In Championship Play

                      1929 6-13 vs. Chi Am Giants in World Series
                      1930 5-29 in playoff vs. New York
                      1931 22-43 in World Series vs. Monarchs
                      1935 10-27 in Playoff vs. Cuban Stars


                      In Cuba

                      1924 40-153
                      1926 61-151
                      1927 42-120
                      1928 38-114


                      Versus Major-League competition

                      1923 8-18 vs. major-league competition
                      1928 2-12 vs. major-league competition
                      1932 9-28 vs. major-league competition
                      1936 4-10 vs. major-league competition


                      Career
                      1689-4972, .340
                      197 hr, 22 Hr/550 ab
                      66-200 vs. major-league competition

                      Here’s more information on Charleston’s play in the Cuba, mostly coming from Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961, by Jorge S. Figueredo.

                      1915

                      Charleston was a rookie with the Indianapolis ABCs when they visited Cuba in the fall of 1915 and played 20 games with the Cuban League teams. Their record was 8-12. His teammates included Dick Redding, Ben Taylor, Bingo DeMoss, and George Shively. I do not have Charleston’s statistics for this series.

                      1920-21

                      The Bacharach Giants joined the Cuban League. Despite having star players including Charleston, Lundy, Santop, and Redding, by January 13 they were only 4-11 in the 3-team league, when they returned to the U.S. and forfeited their remaining games.

                      39 AB, 7 R, 16 H, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 SB, .410

                      Note: The batting champion was Pelayo Chacón, with .344 in 93 AB.

                      1922-23

                      In an attempt to expand from their base in Havana, the league added a club from Santa Clara in the center of the island, and Charleston, Alejandro Oms, Dave Brown, and Bill Holland played for them. Santa Clara was 14-13 when they suddenly pulled out of the league in reaction to a league decision that took away a win, robbing Charleston of an opportunity to qualify for the batting championship. (Bernardo Baró won the championship with .401 in 152 AB.

                      92 AB, 24 R, 41 H, 7 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 7 SB, .436

                      1923-24

                      Considered the greatest team in the history of Cuban baseball, the Santa Clara team loaded up on stars, including Charleston, Frank Duncan, Frank Warfield, Oliver Marcelle, Dobie Moore, Alejandro Oms, Pablo Mesa, and pitchers Bill Holland, Rube Currie, Dave Brown, Merven Ryan, and José Méndez. Their team batting average was .331. The season was terminated early when Santa Clara reached a record of 36-11, 11½ games ahead of second-place Habana in the 4-team league.

                      176 AB, 59 R, 66 H, 9 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, .375

                      Charleston led the league in runs scored and stolen bases (31? looks suspicious). Marcelle led the league in batting with .393 and Bienvenido Jiménez led in HR with 4.

                      1924

                      After the early termination of the regular season in mid-January, the weakest team (Marianao) was folded and its best players were dispersed to Habana and Almendares for a special season of 25 games. Santa Clara fielded the same team that had blown away the opposition. This time there was near parity Santa Clara won by the slimmest of margins with a 13-12 record, ½ game ahead of Habana and 1 game ahead of Almendares.

                      63 AB, 11 R, 23 H, 4 SB, .365

                      (Note: The batting champion was Torriente with .377)

                      1924-25

                      Charleston played for Almendares, which ran away with the title with a 33-16 record, 8½ games ahead of Habana in a 4-team league. Charleston’s teammates included Bullet Rogan, Adolfo Luque, José Acosta, Biz Mackey, John H. Lloyd, Newt Allen, and Dick Lundy.

                      153 AB, 25 R, 40 H, 10 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 0 SB, .261

                      At the end of the season, the players were organized by nationality into “All-Yankees” and “All-Cubans” teams, which played a series of 8 games. Charleston played for the All-Yankees, who won 5-3.

                      1925-26

                      Charleston played for Habana, which ended in second place in the 3-team league, 2 games out with a 32-15 record. However, 13 of their victories represented forfeits by San José, which withdrew with a 3-16 record and 25 games left to play. Charleston recorded only 40 AB, so I wonder if he may have left the team early or arrived late.

                      40 AB, 14 R, 14 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 0 SB, .350

                      1926-27

                      Adolfo Luque and Miguel Angel (Mike) González led the better players to an alternative league, the Triangular, which played their games at the University of Havana Stadium. It appears to have been more batter-friendly than spacious Almendares Park (where most games were played through 1930), since 4 players had averages above .400. (Pablo Mesa won the championship with .433.) Charleston played for the Leones, who finished in second place in the 3-team league with a 16-19 record, 5 games behind. Notable teammates included Marcelle, Emilio Palmero, and José Acosta. Charleston led the league in hits and in AB.

                      151 AB, 25 R, 61 H, .404

                      1927-28

                      Charleston played for “Cuba,” which placed second in the 3-team league with a 16-21 record, though 4 of their victories represented forfeits by Almendares, which withdrew before the season ended. Teammates included Bill Foster, Pelayo Chacón, and Judy Johnson.

                      Charleston led the league in home runs (5) and stolen bases (11). According to Roberto González Echevarría in The Pride of Havana, Almendares Park had huge dimensions. “The left-field fence was well over five hundred feet away, and according to Robreño no batter ever clouted one over it...The low fence in right field was four hundred feet away, and only the great left-handed sluggers, like Torriente, Alejandro Oms, Oscar Charleston, Jud (Jorocón) Wilson, and Esteban (Mayarí) Montalvo were able to hit one past it.”

                      120 AB, 22 R, 42 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 11 SB, .350

                      1928-29

                      Charleston again played for Cuba, but when the team dropped to a 17-22 record they withdrew from the league and forfeited their last 13 games. Teammates included Adolfo Luque (9-2!), Judy Johnson, and Oliver Marcelle.

                      114 AB, 20 R, 38 H, 6 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 6 SB, .333

                      1930, Special Season

                      Roberto González remarks that the seasons after 1929-30 found the Cuban League in disarray. In the fall of 1930 the regular season ended after only 5 games, apparently as a result of contract problems with the new stadium, La Tropical. A special season was organized in November in the old ballpark, Almendares Park. Charleston played for Marianao, which finished second with a 9-5 record, ½ game behind in a 4-team league. Teammates included a number of future or former major leaguers: Billy Herman (.229), Howard Freigau (.239), Elias Funk (.346), Al Moore (.292),Tom Angley (.267), Claude Jonnard (5-1), Roy Wilkinson (2-1), and Bill Burwell (1-1).

                      Charleston led the league in average, runs scored, and triples, and tied with Lundy for the lead in hits.

                      51 AB, 12 R, 19 H, 0 2B, 5 3B, 0 HR, 4 SB, .373
                      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Bus Clarkson
                        NEGRO LEAGUES YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ---------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1937 NNL CRW 19 SS 28
                        1938 NNL CRW 20 SS 42
                        1939 NAL TOL 21 SS 19 5 19 8 8 0 0 0 .421 .421
                        1940 NAL IND 22 SS 8 16 3 6 0 0 1 .188 .375
                        1940 NNL NWK 22 SS 46 89 39 68 3 1 8 .438 .764
                        1942 NNL NWK 24
                        1942 NNL PHI 24 SS 31 114 41 58 11 0 2 2 .360 .509
                        1946 NNL PHI 28 3B/SS 46 38 146 45 62 7 2 2 8 .308 .425
                        1949 NNL PHI 31 3B/SS 56 192 60 .313 .313
                        1950 NNL PHI 32 SS/3b 44 33 108 32 56 10 1 4 8 .296 .519
                        MILITARY SERVICE 1943 1944 1945
                        MEXICAN LEAGUE YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1940 MEX NUE 22 3b/SS 91 19 80 27 40 4 3 1 1 5 19 .338 .500
                        1941 MEX TAM 23 3b/SS 103 82 326 109 195 23 3 19 7 43 53 .334 .598
                        1946 MEX VER 28 3b/SS 84 37 131 39 76 8 1 9 7 24 25 .298 .580
                        1947 MEX VER 29 3b/SS 119 112 390 118 202 19 7 17 20 79 65 .303 .518
                        CANADIAN PROVINCIAL LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1948 CPL STJ 30 3b/LF 100 84 318 110 219 14 1 31 17 .346 .689 1b
                        AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1950 AA MIL 32 3b 154 59 205 62 96 11 1 7 0 26 30 .302 .468
                        1951 AA MIL 33 SS/3b 154 97 283 97 132 12 4 5 6 43 29 .343 .466
                        1952 AA MIL 34 SS/3b 154 74 242 77 131 14 2 12 10 56 27 .318 .541
                        NATIONAL LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1952 NL BOS 34 ss/3b 154 14 25 5 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 .200 .200
                        TEXAS LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1953 TL DAL 35 3b 154 137 445 147 235 32 1 18 11 100 51 .330 .528
                        1954 TL DL/BU 36 SS/3b 162 157 543 176 327 21 2 42 7 104 48 .324 .602
                        1956 TXL TUL 38 3B 154 48 137 35 54 4 0 5 1 38 14 .255 .394
                        PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1955 PCL LA 37 3B 172 100 316 93 140 8 0 13 1 34 28 .294 .443
                        1956 PCL LA 38 3B 168 8 11 3 4 1 0 0 0 4 4 .273 .364
                        WESTERN LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1956 WES DES 38 3B 140 60 205 57 107 11 0 13 3 .278 .522
                        CUBAN WINTER LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1947 PFL ALC 29 IF 95 106 21 29 5 0 1 1 .198 .274
                        CARRIBEAN SERIES
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1951 PR 33 3B 20 4 7 0 0 1 0 .200 .350
                        1952 PR 34 3B 21 4 4 0 0 0 0 .190 .190
                        1953 PR 35 SS 15 7 9 0 1 0 2 .467 .600
                        PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE
                        YEAR LG TM AGE POS TMG G AB H TB 2B 3B HR SB BB K AVG SLG ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        1940 PRWL MAY 22 UT 42 18
                        1941 PRWL MAY 23 UT 44
                        1946 PRWL C/G 28 UT 55 172 60 13 .349 .576
                        1948 PRWL PON 30 UT 80 149 46 79 7 1 8 8 .309 .530
                        1949 PRWL PON 31 UT 80 269 77 144 16 6 13 .286 .535
                        1950 PRWL SAT 32 UT 78
                        1951 PRWL SAT 32 UT 72 4
                        1952 PRWL SAT 34 3B 72 18
                        1953 PRWL SAT 35 UT 80 175 49 58 3 .280 .331
                        1954 PRWL SAT 36 UT 72 240 76 121 15 .317 .504
                        Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                        Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                        A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Andy Cooper data
                          From Holway

                          1920 1-0 for Det; team 40-21; not in reg. rotation (MLE)**
                          1921 5-8 for Det; team 37-42; not in reg. rotation (MLE); –1.3 wins above team (WAT)*
                          1922 16-6 for Det; team 57-41; #3 starter (MLE); 4.1 WAT; 3.76 TRA 2nd; wp 3rd
                          1923 16-8 for Det; team 48-33; #1 starter (MLE); 2.5 WAT; 60 K 5th, wins 3rd, wp 5th; all-star
                          1924 14-6 for Det; team 38-33; #1 starter (MLE); 4.6 WAT; 76 K 5th; all-star
                          1925 11-3 for Det; team 55-39; #3 starter (MLE); 3.3 WAT; wp 2nd (also listed as 13-2), TRA 3.36 5th; 44 K 5th
                          1926 12-8 for Det; team 51-44; #2 starter (MLE); 1.6 WAT
                          1927 8-3 for Det; team 70-53; not in reg. Rotation (MLE) 1.9 WAT
                          1928 13-7 for KC; team 49-32 ; #2 starter; 1.2 WAT; all-star
                          1929 13-3 for KC; team 66-14; #4 starter (MLE); -0.2 WAT; 2nd in wp; TRA 3.61 4th; all-star
                          1930 15-6 for Detroit Stars; team 56-37; #2 starter (MLE); 3.0 WAT); wins 4th; all-star
                          *A Note in Holway says that Cooper hurt his arm just before the playoff between Detroit and St. Louis; arm trouble may explain the lack of data for the next two seasons.
                          1931 0-1 for KC Monarchs
                          1932 no data (Riley lists him with Monarchs)
                          1933 pitched for Monarchs; no data as Monarchs barnstorm
                          1934 pitched for Monarchs; no data as Monarchs barnstorm
                          1935 pitched for Monarchs; no data as Monarchs barnstorm
                          1936 2-0 for KC Monarchs; also manager. Team 7-0
                          1937 2-0 for KC Monarchs; also manager. Team 13-8
                          pitched 17 innings in a game that ended in a tie in playoff vs. Chicago. He gave up 2 runs in the first and then threw 16 scoreless innings. Foster gave up 2 in the seventh and left the game when he was hit in the chest by a line drive off the bat of Joe Rogan.
                          1938 2-0 for KC Monarchs; also manager. Team 32-15

                          *Wins above team have become an important part of my evaluation of NeL pitchers, so I've included the numbers in the data for Cooper; I'll post comparative data on this and on black and gray ink for Cooper, Winters, and Rogan.

                          Riley data of note
                          1936 27-8 vs. all levels of competition

                          (this season gives a snapshot of the number of games barnstorming Negro-League teams were playing during these years, even though they are often undocumented)

                          Career
                          121-54, .691 according to Holway’s totals
                          130-58, .691 by adding up the seasonal data
                          Andy Cooper Wins above team by season

                          1921 –1.3 WAT; 5-8 for 37-42
                          1922 4.1 WAT; 16-6 for 57-41
                          1923 2.5 WAT; 16-8 for 48-33
                          1924 4.6 WAT; 14-6 for 38-33
                          1925 3.3 WAT; 11-3 for 55-39
                          1926 1.6 WAT ;12-8 for 51-44
                          1927 1.9 WAT; 8-3 for 70-53
                          1928 1.2 WAT; 13-7 for 49-32
                          1929 –0.2 WAT; 13-3 for 66-14
                          1930 3.0 WAT; 15-6 for 56-37

                          ANDY COOPER'S PLACEMENT ON CAREER LEADERBOARDS (per Holway's data with some help from Gary A.)

                          WINS 7th with 130

                          LOSSES 23rd with 59

                          DECISIONS 10th with 189

                          WINNING PCT .688
                          (50+ decisions) 10th
                          (25+ decisions) 18th
                          (10+ decisions) 33rd

                          ADJ PCT OF TEAM DECISIONS 17.8%
                          (50+ decisions) 67th
                          (25+ decisions) 89th
                          (10+ decisions) 126th

                          WAT 2nd with 21.8

                          WAT PER DECISION .115
                          (50+ decisions) 11th
                          (25+ decisions) 24th
                          (10+ decisions) 45th 26. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 22, 2005 at 04:18 PM (#1354781)
                          ANDY COOPER'S PLACEMENT ON YEARLY WINS LEADERBOARDS

                          1922 t-4th in NNL with 16 wins.

                          1923 Led NNL and NgLs with 16 wins.

                          1924 t-2nd in NNL with 14 wins, t-5th in NgLs.

                          1925 t-4th most wins in NNL with 11, t-8th in NgLs.

                          1926 t-4th most wins in NNL with 12, t-6th most wins in NgLs.

                          1928 t-4th most wins in NNL with 13, t-4th in NgLs.

                          1929 5th most wins in NNL with 13, 6th most wins in NgLs.

                          1930 t-3rd most wins in NNL and NgL with 15
                          Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                          Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                          A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Ray Dandridge
                            From Riley

                            Born August 31, 1913

                            Teams: 1933 Det/Nash/Newark, 1934-39 Newark, 1939 Venezuela, 1940-41 Mexico, 1942 Newark/Mexico, 1943 Mexico, 1944 Newark, 1945-48 Mexico, 1949 NY Cubans, 1949-1951 Minneapolis in American Association, 1952 PCL, 1953 lower minor league

                            From Holway

                            1933 .218 for Det/Newark (no data from Nashville); ut
                            1934 .408 (1st in league); 3b, no all-stars listed
                            1935 .340, 9 2b (5th), 9 3b (1st); 3b, all-star
                            1936 .287; 3b
                            1937 .342; 3b
                            1938 .346, 2 3b (1st); 3b
                            1939 no data, in Venezuela
                            1940 .347 in Mexico
                            1941 .367 (3rd) in Mexico
                            1942 .186 for Newark, .310 in Mexico; 2b in Newark
                            1943 no data, in Mexico
                            1944 .370 (3rd); ss
                            1945-48 no data, in Mexico
                            1949-53 no data, in the minor leagues

                            career
                            .350, 406-1160
                            19-49, .347 vs. major-league competition

                            career data according to Macmillan 10th
                            234 g, 878 ab, 283 hits, 26 2b, 13 3b, 5 hr, .322 ba, .399 sa

                            Here are Dandridge's stats pulled from a nice site that has some stats for the Minneapolis Millers from1941-1950 and 1951-1960 among other years.

                            Ray Dandridge
                            Age* Year G BA HR RBI POS
                            35 1949 99 .362 6 64 2b-3b
                            36 1950 150 .311 11 80 2b-3b
                            37 1951 107 .324 8 61 3b
                            38 1952 145 .291 10 68 3b

                            *Riley has his birthday as 8/31/13, so I inserted his age as of July 1st
                            Ray Dandridge's Cuban League record:
                            Season Team Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB Avg
                            1937-38 Almendares 3B 211 26 63 5 1 0 27 11 .299
                            1938-39 Cuba SS 182 18 58 5 2 1 30 3 .319
                            1939-40 Cienfuegos SS 116 15 36 4 1 1 11 1 .310
                            1940-41 Cienfuegos SS 158 16 29 2 1 0 15 4 .184
                            1945-46 Marianao SS 173 24 55 5 2 0 13 2 .318
                            1946-47 Marianao 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
                            1946-47F Oriente 3B 93 15 29 -- -- -- -- -- .312
                            1947-48PF Cuba 66 11 14 2 0 0 3 1 .212
                            1949-50 Marianao 3B 318 40 84 15 3 2 28 10 .264
                            1950-51 Marianao 3B 278 38 83 12 1 2 24 3 .299
                            1951-52 Marianao 3B 224 30 64 8 2 3 16 2 .286
                            1952-53 Marianao 2B 305 36 85 12 1 1 21 3 .279

                            Notes:
                            1937-38 - Led league in stolen bases
                            1946-47F – An alternative league (Liga de la Federación) supported by American organized baseball.
                            1947-48PF – An alternative league (Players Federation). (Beginning in the 1947-48 season, American organized baseball gained control over the regular Cuban League; the Players Federation was organized in protest and included most of the long-time stars.)
                            1949-50 – Led league in at bats. Selected as third baseman on season’s all-star team.
                            1952-53 – Led league in at bats.
                            Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                            Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                            A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Real-life Info On Piper Davis
                              Piper Davis
                              Born 1918

                              Negro Leagues
                              Tm
                              Year Lg Tm Age Po G G Ab H Tb 2b 3b Hr Sb Bb K Avg Slg
                              -------------------------------------------------------------------
                              1942 Nal Bir 24 If 24 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
                              1943 Nal Bir 25 Ss 34 57 22 36 9 1 1 1 .386 .632
                              1944 Nal Bir 26 2b 70 64 253 38 53 3 3 2 7 .150 .209
                              1945 Nal Bir 27 1b 69 58 211 66 99 10 7 3 7 .313 .469
                              1946 Nal Bir 28 2b 37 4 11 3 5 0 1 0 0 .273 .455
                              1947 Nal Bir 29 1b 56 228 82 89 1 2 .360 .390
                              1948 Nal Bir 30 2b 76 76 295 104 160 19 8 7 6 .353 .542
                              1949 Nal Bir 31 2b 82 299 113 113 .378 .378
                              1b/
                              1950 Nal Bir 32 2b 78 42 149 57 80 10 2 3 4 .383 .537

                              Eastern League
                              2b/
                              1950 El Scr 32 Ss 15 63 21 34 4 0 3 0 .333 .540

                              Mexico
                              1950 Mxl Jal 32 1b 84 30 116 33 61 4 3 6 6 15 3 .284 .526

                              Pacific Coast League
                              2b/
                              1951 Pcl Oak 33 2b 168 79 289 77 107 16 1 4 5 16 24 .266 .370
                              2b/3b/
                              1952 Pcl Oak 34 Of 180 122 399 122 182 24 6 8 1 14 28 .306 .456
                              2b/1b/
                              1953 Pcl Oak 35 Of 180 174 670 193 287 39 8 13 1 22 34 .288 .428
                              2b/
                              1954 Pcl Oak 36 Of 167 120 365 105 155 19 2 9 3 24 26 .288 .425
                              Oak/ 2b/
                              1955 Pcl Sf 37 Of 172 126 369 90 129 19 1 6 1 20 36 .244 .350
                              3b/
                              1956 Pcl La 38 Of 168 64 152 48 77 9 1 6 1 5 17 .316 .507
                              1957 Pcl La 39 Ph 168 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500

                              International League
                              2b
                              1951 Il Ott 33 1b 150 78 278 73 98 10 3 3 7 13 20 .249 .363

                              Texas League
                              1b/3b/
                              1957 Txl Ftw 39 Of 87 219 47 67 10 2 2 .215 .306
                              1b/3b/
                              1958 Txl Ftw 40 Of 82 220 62 79 9 1 2 3 .282 .359

                              Puerto Rican Winter League
                              1947 Prwl Cag 29 If 188 57 100 5 4 10 4 .303 .532
                              1948 Prwl Cag 30 If 8
                              1949 Prwl Pon 31 If 80 304 89 128 14 8 3 .293 .421
                              1950 Prwl Cag 32 If
                              Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                              Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                              A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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