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Norman Thomas Stearnes

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2000

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[edit] Biographical Information

Outfielder Turkey Stearnes was a longtime member of the Detroit Stars and one of the Negro Leagues' most prolific sluggers.

He was primarily a center fielder

[edit] Negro Leagues Career Statistics

Year Age Team League G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB BA SLG
.
1923 22 Detroit Stars NNL 69 279 70 101 18 14 17 85 2 17 .362 .710
1924 23 Detroit Stars NNL 55 221 50 77 7 10 8 60 1 19 .348 .579
1925 24 Detroit Stars NNL 91 354 45 129 24 11 19 60 11 44 .364 .655
1926 25 Detroit Stars NNL 86 316 25 123 30 8 19 62 16 37 .389 .715
1927 26 Detroit Stars NNL 83 307 58 108 23 12 19 66 12 42 .352 .691
1928 27 Detroit Stars NNL 81 318 81 102 16 7 24 85 6 30 .321 .642
1929 28 Detroit Stars NNL 64 241 60 97 16 4 16 51 12 36 .402 .701
1930 29 Detroit Stars
Lincoln Giants
NNL
ANL
34
18
126
72
17
28
40
27
9
3
9
4
2
6
15
29
6
8
13
11
.317
.375
.579
.778
1931 30 Detroit Stars
Kansas City Monarchs
NNL
NNL
32
12
117
40
25
4
45
2
8
0
1
2
9
0
20
2
6
1
14
3
.385
.050
.701
.150
1932 31 Chicago American Giants NSL 45 172 43 55 9 3 5 17 11 24 .320 .494
1933 32 Chicago American Giants NNL 24 109 26 35 10 2 5 31 0 7 .321 .587
1934 33 Chicago American Giants NNL 46 187 50 64 5 7 10 29 10 15 .342 .604
1935 34 Chicago American Giants NNL 37 127 35 56 8 4 6 27 7 23 .441 .709
1936 35 Philadelphia Stars NNL 36 147 30 44 2 1 7 22 1 13 .299 .469
1937 36 Chicago American Giants
Detroit Stars
NAL
NAL
6
13
26
45
4
9
6
14
1
2
0
1
1
1
4
8
0
1
4
4
.231
.311
.385
.467
1938 37 Chicago American Giants
Kansas City Monarchs
NAL
NAL
17
8
69
31
13
4
21
7
4
0
1
2
2
0
10
1
6
2
5
2
.304
.226
.478
.355
1939 38 Kansas City Monarchs NAL 29 101 21 30 4 0 3 12 8 10 .297 .426
1940 39 Kansas City Monarchs NAL 25 86 14 23 3 1 4 22 2 14 .267 .465
.
Totals 18 seasons 914 3502 712 1209 203 104 183 718 129 387 .345 .619
Per 162 g 5.64 162 621 126 214 36 18 32 127 23 69

Source: Shades of Glory, Hogan et al., pp. 398-399

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