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Oscar Charleston

Oscar McKinley Charleston

Positions: Centerfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 14, 1896 in Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Died: October 5, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 1976.
   View Oscar Charleston Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats


Negro Leagues Batting

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
19151818.02 Teams2 LgsNon-Fgn7631728938701062371621911.242.288.339.6279881
191518IndianapolisINDPNon572402213157952311413.258.299.371.670826
191518IndianapolisCNCSFgn197768713110622611.191.253.235.4891621
19161919.02 Teams1 LgNon32137118253813013714.322.394.381.775455
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNon1469601821010458.350.426.383.810231
191619IndianapolisINDPNon186858717120926.293.359.379.739224
191720IndianapolisINDPNon48202178265264119314.292.344.388.7316910
191821IndianapolisINDPNon381631473756773431113.381.431.5851.016863
19192222.02 Teams1 LgNon452011764870968441419.398.456.6531.1101156
191922Chicago American GiantsINDPNon401831604465768411117.406.463.6751.1381086
191922DetroitINDPNon5181645200332.313.389.438.82670
19202323.02 Teams1 LgNgM1971802451544131213.283.332.422.754764
192023Indianapolis,St. LouisNNLNgM1971802451544131213.283.332.422.754764
192124St. LouisNNLNgM183169517598614228.444.469.6981.1671186
192225IndianapolisNNLNgM21821548851491116152.395.401.6981.0991501
192326IndianapolisNNLNgM3713086811225611942648.364.449.5911.04018215
192427HarrisburgECOLNgM215192577316313571320.380.439.6981.1371343
192528HarrisburgECOLNgM3012359510622320351753.451.552.8261.37819413
19262929.02 Teams1 LgNgM272222526718113452344.302.417.568.9851266
192629Hilldale,HarrisburgECOLNgM272222526718113452344.302.417.568.9851266
192730HarrisburgECOLNgM13312632459481711.357.362.6831.045866
192831HilldaleECOLNgM25021759747510261230.341.421.558.9791213
19293232.02 Teams1 LgNgM243213406994422526.324.397.460.858984
192932Hilldale,HomesteadANLNgM243213406994422526.324.397.460.858984
193033HomesteadINDPNon132113253384411317.292.385.540.924612
19313434.02 Teams2 LgsNgM-Non1301302445532210.346.346.477.823620
193134HomesteadINDPNon1301302445532210.346.346.477.823620
193134HomesteadANLNgM1301302445532210.346.346.477.823620
193235PittsburghINDPNon21018436581234141325.315.397.478.875881
193336PittsburghNNLNgM16315832477253334.297.315.462.777731
193437PittsburghNNLNgM175165255563523210.333.371.497.868820
193538PittsburghNNLNgM152132233971517716.295.372.477.849634
193639PittsburghNNLNgM5446814402608.304.407.522.929240
193740PittsburghNNLNgM343414100000.118.118.147.26550
193942ToledoNALNgM333049200003.300.364.367.730110
194043Toledo/IndianapolisNALNgM5403000101.750.800.7501.55030
194144PhiladelphiaNNLNgM10100000011.00000
26 Seasons23944923981879135021989141602226240911.339.401.545.94621701011
Non (8 seasons)Non2201415126725240957352417766115.323.379.480.85960833
Fgn (1 season)Fgn197768713110622611.191.253.235.4891621
NgM (19 seasons)NgM3130277664497316656119421159288.351.412.579.991160866
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Pitching

YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevWLW-L%RAvgGGSCGSHOIPHRBBSOHBPWPWHIPH9BB9SO9SO/W
1915182 Teams2 LgsNon-Fgn12.3337.17763047.250382324201.5319.44.34.51.04
191518IndianapolisINDPNon11.5006.20652040.238281823201.3778.44.05.11.28
191518IndianapolisCNCSFgn01.00012.8611107.0121051002.42915.46.41.30.20
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNon000.0010001.21001000.6005.40.05.4
191720IndianapolisINDPNon002.76310016.16597000.9183.35.03.90.78
191821IndianapolisINDPNon01.0007.20420015.0181255001.53310.83.03.01.00
191922Chicago American GiantsINDPNon101.0002.0011109.04235100.7784.03.05.01.67
192023IndianapolisNNLNgM008.2510012.0171186012.08312.86.04.50.75
192124St. LouisNNLNgM0015.430004.213812003.00025.11.93.92.00
192326IndianapolisNNLNgM12.3335.7631029.23119137121.4839.43.92.10.54
192629HarrisburgECOLNgM02.0007.4211013.1111186201.4257.45.44.00.75
192730HarrisburgECOLNgM000000.0000000
193336PittsburghNNLNgM002.840006.12201000.3162.80.01.4
11 Seasons37.3006.24161560155.21531087064631.4338.84.03.70.91
Non (5 seasons)Non22.5005.121593082.267473541301.2347.33.84.51.17
Fgn (1 season)Fgn01.00012.8611107.0121051002.42915.46.41.30.20
NgM (6 seasons)NgM14.2006.9552066.074513022331.57610.14.13.00.73

Negro Leagues Fielding

YearAgeTmLgLevGCGChPOAEDPFld%SBlgCS%PO
1915182 Teams2 LgsNon-FgnCF721661491342.9760
1915182 Teams2 LgsNon-FgnP72551821.92010
191518IndianapolisINDPNonP62131621.9052
191518IndianapolisINDPNonCF55127116922.9840
191518IndianapolisCNCSFgnP1422001.0008
191518IndianapolisCNCSFgnLF1330001.0000
191518IndianapolisCNCSFgnCF173933420.9490
1916192 Teams1 LgNonCF285245431.9420
191619IndianapolisINDPNonCF182926120.9310
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonRF1110001.0000
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonP1101001.0000
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonLF31082011.0000
191619New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonCF102319311.9570
191720IndianapolisINDPNonP3817001.0003
191720IndianapolisINDPNonCF46107101331.9720
191720IndianapolisINDPNon1B325241021.0000
191821IndianapolisINDPNonP4615001.0000
191821IndianapolisINDPNonCF3893781141.9570
191821IndianapolisINDPNon1B1880001.0000
1919222 Teams1 LgNonCF43115104743.9650
191922DetroitINDPNonLF2440001.0000
191922DetroitINDPNonCF41310120.8460
191922Chicago American GiantsINDPNonP1303001.0000
191922Chicago American GiantsINDPNonCF3910294623.9800
5 Seasons254627532752012.96813
CF (5 seasons)CF22753347738188.9660
P (5 seasons)P164373421.95313
LF (3 seasons)LF617152011.0000
1B (2 seasons)1B433321021.0000
RF (1 season)RF1110001.0000

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLev
191518Indianapolis ABCsCuban-American Negro Clubs SeriesFgn
191518Indianapolis ABCsIndependent NegroNon
191619New York Lincoln StarsIndependent NegroNon
191619Indianapolis ABCsIndependent NegroNon
191720Indianapolis ABCsIndependent NegroNon
191821Indianapolis ABCsIndependent NegroNon
191922Chicago American GiantsIndependent NegroNon
191922Detroit StarsIndependent NegroNon
192023St. Louis GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
192023Indianapolis ABCsNegro National LeagueNgM
192124St. Louis GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
192225Indianapolis ABCsNegro National LeagueNgM
192326Indianapolis ABCsNegro National LeagueNgM
192427Harrisburg GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192528Harrisburg GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192629Harrisburg GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192629Philadelphia Hilldale GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192730Harrisburg GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192831Philadelphia Hilldale GiantsEastern Colored LeagueNgM
192932Homestead GraysAmerican Negro LeagueNgM
192932Philadelphia Hilldale GiantsAmerican Negro LeagueNgM
193033Homestead GraysIndependent NegroNon
193134Homestead GraysIndependent NegroNon
193134Homestead GraysAmerican Negro LeagueNgM
193235Pittsburgh CrawfordsIndependent NegroNon
193336Pittsburgh CrawfordsNegro National LeagueNgM
193437Pittsburgh CrawfordsNegro National LeagueNgM
193538Pittsburgh CrawfordsNegro National LeagueNgM
193639Pittsburgh CrawfordsNegro National LeagueNgM
193740Pittsburgh CrawfordsNegro National LeagueNgM
193942Toledo CrawfordsNegro American LeagueNgM
194043Toledo/Indianapolis CrawfordsNegro American LeagueNgM
194144Philadelphia StarsNegro National LeagueNgM

Sabr ID: 5ed44b6f

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The Hall of Fame dataset

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