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1945 in the Negro Leagues


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[edit] Standings

BOLD indicates League Champion

[edit] Negro National League

Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester
Rank Team G W L WPCT
1 Pittsburgh Homestead Grays 45 32 13 0.711
2 Baltimore Elite Giants 42 25 17 0.595
3 Newark Eagles 38 21 17 0.553
4 Philadelphia Stars 40 21 19 0.525
5 New York Cubans 26 6 20 0.231
6 New York Black Yankees 33 7 26 0.212

[edit] Negro American League

Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester
Rank Team G W L WPCT
1 Cleveland Buckeyes 69 53 16 0.768
2 Birmingham Black Barons 69 39 30 0.565
3 Chicago American Giants 74 39 35 0.527
4 Kansas City Monarchs 62 32 30 0.516
5 Cincinnati/Indianapolis Clowns 69 30 39 0.435
6 Memphis Red Sox 78 17 61 0.218

[edit] Independent Teams

Source: Teams list from The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester; records are from The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway

[edit] Leading Players

[edit] Batters

[edit] Pitchers

Hall of Famer Ray Brown pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Washington-Homestead Grays against the Chicago American Giants on August 12, winning 7-0 in the second game of a double-header. It was common practice of the Negro Leagues to schedule second games for only seven innings.

[edit] Postseason

In the Negro World Series, the Cleveland Buckeyes (NAL) defeated the Homestead Grays (NNL), 4 games to 0.

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