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José Méndez

Jose de la Caridad (Del Valle) Mendez (The Black Diamond)

Positions: Pitcher, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 152 lb.

Born: January 2, 1885 in Cardenas, Matanzas, CU
Died: November 6, 1928 in La Habana, La Habana, CU
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 2006.
   View José Méndez Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats


Negro Leagues Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L W-L% RAvg G GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1907 22 Almendares CUGL Fgn 8 0 1.000 1.68 13 7 5 2 75.0 38 14 32 45 4 0 0.933 4.6 3.8 5.4 1.41
1908 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 17 8 .680 2.03 32 22 20 5 235.0 141 53 53 157 11 4 0.826 5.4 2.0 6.0 2.96
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn 14 7 .667 2.20 27 18 16 3 192.0 122 47 45 116 7 4 0.870 5.7 2.1 5.4 2.58
1908 23 Almendares CMLS Fgn 2 0 1.000 0.00 3 2 2 2 25.0 8 0 3 24 2 0 0.440 2.9 1.1 8.6 8.00
1908 23 Almendares CNCS Fgn 1 1 .500 3.00 2 2 2 0 18.0 11 6 5 17 2 0 0.889 5.5 2.5 8.5 3.40
1909 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 9 2 .818 2.91 11 11 11 1 102.0 66 33 22 79 6 1 0.863 5.8 1.9 7.0 3.59
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn 7 0 1.000 2.45 7 7 7 1 66.0 43 18 11 51 2 1 0.818 5.9 1.5 7.0 4.64
1909 24 Almendares CMLS Fgn 2 2 .500 3.75 4 4 4 0 36.0 23 15 11 28 4 0 0.944 5.8 2.8 7.0 2.55
1910 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 16 5 .762 2.44 25 21 18 5 199.0 142 54 56 93 7 3 0.995 6.4 2.5 4.2 1.66
1910 25 Almendares CUGL Fgn 11 2 .846 2.14 16 14 11 4 122.0 82 29 40 65 5 2 1.000 6.0 3.0 4.8 1.63
1910 25 Almendares CMLS Fgn 2 2 .500 3.52 5 5 5 0 46.0 37 18 12 16 0 0 1.065 7.2 2.3 3.1 1.33
1910 25 Almendares CNCS Fgn 3 1 .750 2.03 4 2 2 1 31.0 23 7 4 12 2 1 0.871 6.7 1.2 3.5 3.00
1911 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 11 9 .550 3.33 26 18 17 3 194.2 158 72 58 131 2 3 1.110 7.3 2.7 6.1 2.26
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn 9 5 .643 3.29 19 13 13 2 136.2 114 50 43 92 0 2 1.149 7.5 2.8 6.1 2.14
1911 26 Almendares Park CMLS Fgn 2 4 .333 3.41 7 5 4 1 58.0 44 22 15 39 2 1 1.017 6.8 2.3 6.1 2.60
1912 27 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 1 7 .125 6.12 13 11 5 0 82.1 90 56 34 30 2 0 1.506 9.8 3.7 3.3 0.88
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn 0 4 .000 7.36 7 6 2 0 40.1 47 33 21 18 1 0 1.686 10.5 4.7 4.0 0.86
1912 27 Almendares CNCS Fgn 0 1 .000 6.00 2 2 1 0 12.0 13 8 4 1 0 0 1.417 9.8 3.0 0.8 0.25
1912 27 Almendares CMLS Fgn 1 2 .333 4.50 4 3 2 0 30.0 30 15 9 11 1 0 1.300 9.0 2.7 3.3 1.22
1913 28 Almendares CMLS Fgn 0 1 .000 4.00 1 1 1 0 9.0 10 4 1 5 0 0 1.222 10.0 1.0 5.0 5.00
1914 29 Almendares CNCS Fgn 1 1 .500 2.00 2 2 2 0 18.0 9 4 6 15 0 0 0.833 4.5 3.0 7.5 2.50
1915 30 Almendares CNCS Fgn 0 1 .000 6.75 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 2 3 0 0 1.500 9.0 4.5 6.8 1.50
1917 32 Kansas City INDP Non 0 0 27.00 1 1 0 0 1.1 5 4 2 1 0 0 5.250 33.8 13.5 6.8 0.50
1918 33 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 1 0 1.000 2.00 1 1 1 0 9.0 4 2 2 4 0 0 0.667 4.0 2.0 4.0 2.00
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non 3 0 1.000 2.72 7 4 3 1 46.1 33 14 4 21 1 0 0.799 6.4 0.8 4.1 5.25
1920 35 Kansas City NNL NgM 3 1 .750 4.09 5 3 0 50.2 44 23 8 9 0 0 1.026 7.8 1.4 1.6 1.13
1921 36 Kansas City NNL NgM 1 0 1.000 5.17 2 0 0 15.2 15 9 1 6 0 0 1.021 8.6 0.6 3.4 6.00
1922 37 Kansas City NNL NgM 1 2 .333 7.65 1 0 0 20.0 30 17 3 13 0 0 1.650 13.5 1.4 5.8 4.33
1923 38 Kansas City NNL NgM 11 4 .733 4.51 15 10 1 129.2 132 65 29 57 5 1 1.242 9.2 2.0 4.0 1.97
1924 39 Kansas City NNL NgM 7 1 .875 3.60 3 1 1 65.0 50 26 10 31 0 1 0.923 6.9 1.4 4.3 3.10
1925 40 Kansas City NNL NgM 3 2 .600 7.09 3 0 0 26.2 34 21 5 12 0 0 1.462 11.5 1.7 4.0 2.40
1926 41 Kansas City NNL NgM 2 2 .500 3.09 2 2 0 32.0 36 11 4 13 0 0 1.250 10.1 1.1 3.7 3.25
19 Seasons 95 46 .674 3.32 133 130 99 19 1315.1 1041 485 332 725 38 13 1.044 7.1 2.3 5.0 2.18
Non (3 seasons) Non 4 0 1.000 3.18 9 6 4 1 56.2 42 20 8 26 1 0 0.882 6.7 1.3 4.1 3.25
Fgn (9 seasons) Fgn 63 34 .649 2.87 124 93 79 16 919.0 658 293 264 558 32 11 1.003 6.4 2.6 5.5 2.11
NgM (7 seasons) NgM 28 12 .700 4.56 31 16 2 339.2 341 172 60 141 5 2 1.181 9.0 1.6 3.7 2.35

Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1907 22 Almendares CUGL Fgn 15 36 30 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 .100 .206 .100 .306 3 2
1908 23 23.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 41 118 107 8 18 3 0 0 4 3 10 8 .168 .239 .196 .436 21 1
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn 32 92 82 6 14 3 0 0 4 3 10 8 .171 .261 .207 .468 17 0
1908 23 Almendares CMLS Fgn 5 14 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308 2 1
1908 23 Almendares CNCS Fgn 4 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0
1909 24 19.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 15 52 44 6 11 1 0 0 2 5 0 6 1 .250 .340 .273 .613 12 2 0
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn 11 39 35 6 7 1 0 0 1 5 3 .200 .263 .229 .492 8 1 0
1909 24 Almendares CMLS Fgn 4 13 9 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .444 .583 .444 1.028 4 1 0
1910 25 18.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 31 101 87 6 12 3 0 0 5 3 0 5 10 .138 .183 .172 .355 15 8 1
1910 25 Almendares CUGL Fgn 18 58 48 6 8 1 0 0 3 2 3 7 .167 .212 .188 .399 9 6 1
1910 25 Almendares CMLS Fgn 7 24 23 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .130 .130 .174 .304 4 1 0
1910 25 Almendares CNCS Fgn 6 19 16 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 .063 .167 .125 .292 2 1 0
1911 26 26.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 32 99 90 7 20 1 1 0 6 3 0 7 5 .222 .278 .256 .534 23 2 0
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn 24 79 70 6 16 1 1 0 4 3 7 .229 .299 .271 .570 19 2
1911 26 Almendares Park CMLS Fgn 8 20 20 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 4 0 0
1912 27 20.6 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 36 123 93 23 16 1 1 1 12 12 24 .172 .342 .237 .578 22 6 0
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn 26 95 71 17 11 1 1 0 6 10 18 .155 .326 .197 .523 14 6
1912 27 Almendares CMLS Fgn 5 15 12 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .250 .400 .250 .650 3 0 0
1912 27 Almendares CNCS Fgn 5 13 10 4 2 0 0 1 4 2 3 .200 .385 .500 .885 5 0 0
1913 28 Almendares CMLS Fgn 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
1914 29 Almendares CNCS Fgn 3 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0
1915 30 Almendares CNCS Fgn 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
1916 31 Kansas City INDP Non 7 29 27 3 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 .222 .250 .296 .546 8 1
1917 32 Kansas City INDP Non 14 67 58 10 17 2 1 0 6 1 7 .293 .369 .362 .731 21 2
1918 33 Chicago American Giants INDP Non 15 61 52 6 10 3 1 0 4 0 5 .192 .263 .288 .552 15 4
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non 34 119 102 16 23 2 2 3 12 3 14 .225 .319 .373 .692 38 3
1920 35 Kansas City NNL NgM 181 151 10 32 4 0 0 1 5 23 .212 .316 .238 .555 36 7
1921 36 Kansas City NNL NgM 147 143 11 38 5 0 2 2 14 0 .266 .266 .343 .608 49 4
1922 37 Kansas City NNL NgM 107 97 12 20 5 2 0 0 8 8 .206 .267 .299 .566 29 2
1923 38 Kansas City NNL NgM 104 88 16 21 8 2 1 15 1 5 .239 .280 .409 .689 36 11
1924 39 Kansas City NNL NgM 37 33 7 6 2 0 1 1 0 4 .182 .270 .333 .604 11 0
1925 40 Kansas City NNL NgM 12 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .300 .573 3 1
1926 41 Kansas City NNL NgM 13 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .500 .167 .667 1 3
20 Seasons 245 1418 1230 149 258 43 10 8 74 60 0 128 29 .210 .284 .280 .565 345 59 1
Non (4 seasons) Non 70 276 239 35 56 9 4 3 24 4 27 .234 .312 .343 .655 82 10
Fgn (9 seasons) Fgn 175 541 463 55 82 9 2 1 31 27 0 56 29 .177 .265 .212 .477 98 21 1
NgM (7 seasons) NgM 601 528 59 120 25 4 4 19 29 45 .227 .288 .313 .600 165 28
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% SB lgCS% PO
1907 22 Almendares CUGL Fgn RF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0
1907 22 Almendares CUGL Fgn P 13 33 8 24 1 1 .970 16
1907 22 Almendares CUGL Fgn 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0
1908 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 3B 3 9 3 5 1 1 .889 0
1908 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn P 32 109 23 82 4 3 .963 47
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn RF 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn P 27 87 21 62 4 2 .954 39
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn 3B 1 5 2 2 1 1 .800 0
1908 23 Almendares CUGL Fgn 2B 1 7 3 3 1 2 .857 0
1908 23 Almendares CMLS Fgn SS 2 7 3 2 2 0 .714 0
1908 23 Almendares CMLS Fgn P 3 13 2 11 0 1 1.000 2
1908 23 Almendares CNCS Fgn P 2 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 6
1908 23 Almendares CNCS Fgn 3B 2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0
1909 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn P 11 49 9 38 2 0 .959 23
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn P 7 33 7 25 1 0 .970 9
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn LF 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0
1909 24 Almendares CUGL Fgn 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0
1909 24 Almendares CMLS Fgn P 4 16 2 13 1 0 .938 14
1910 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 3B 5 20 5 14 1 1 .950 0
1910 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn P 25 112 18 91 3 10 .973 24
1910 25 Almendares CUGL Fgn P 16 72 11 59 2 3 .972 19
1910 25 Almendares CUGL Fgn LF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0
1910 25 Almendares CUGL Fgn 3B 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0
1910 25 Almendares CMLS Fgn P 5 26 3 23 0 3 1.000 4
1910 25 Almendares CMLS Fgn 3B 2 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 0
1910 25 Almendares CNCS Fgn P 4 14 4 9 1 4 .929 1
1910 25 Almendares CNCS Fgn 3B 2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 0
1911 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn P 26 100 15 80 5 0 .950 36
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn P 19 70 8 57 5 0 .929 28
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn LF 1 5 3 1 1 0 .800 0
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn 3B 4 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 0
1911 26 Almendares Park CMLS Fgn P 7 30 7 23 0 0 1.000 8
1912 27 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn 2B 8 44 19 21 4 2 .909 0
1912 27 3 Teams 3 Lgs Fgn P 13 43 10 31 2 3 .953 19
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn P 7 22 3 19 0 1 1.000 13
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn LF 3 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn 3B 13 45 19 19 7 1 .844 0
1912 27 Almendares CUNL Fgn 2B 6 39 16 19 4 2 .897 0
1912 27 Almendares CNCS Fgn P 2 9 4 4 1 0 .889 3
1912 27 Almendares CNCS Fgn CF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0
1912 27 Almendares CNCS Fgn 2B 1 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0
1912 27 Almendares CMLS Fgn P 4 12 3 8 1 2 .917 3
1912 27 Almendares CMLS Fgn 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 28 Almendares CMLS Fgn P 1 6 1 4 1 1 .833 1
1914 29 Almendares CNCS Fgn SS 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0
1914 29 Almendares CNCS Fgn P 2 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 2
1915 30 Almendares CNCS Fgn P 1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2
1916 31 Kansas City INDP Non SS 7 33 15 17 1 2 .970 0
1917 32 Kansas City INDP Non SS 14 75 25 44 6 5 .920 0
1917 32 Kansas City INDP Non P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1918 33 Chicago American Giants INDP Non SS 13 61 25 32 4 7 .934 0
1918 33 Chicago American Giants INDP Non RF 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0
1918 33 Chicago American Giants INDP Non P 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 2
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non SS 9 44 14 24 6 3 .864 0
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non RF 5 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non P 7 17 3 14 0 0 1.000 4
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non LF 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non 3B 7 25 12 12 1 2 .960 0
1919 34 Detroit INDP Non 2B 2 9 3 5 1 1 .889 0
13 Seasons 251 917 277 584 56 48 .939 176
P (12 seasons) P 133 481 90 373 18 19 .963 176
3B (7 seasons) 3B 35 115 47 57 11 7 .904 0
LF (6 seasons) LF 12 25 21 2 2 0 .920 0
SS (6 seasons) SS 46 223 83 121 19 17 .915 0
RF (5 seasons) RF 12 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 0
2B (3 seasons) 2B 11 60 25 29 6 5 .900 0
CF (2 seasons) CF 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1911 26 Almendares CUNL Fgn 2 of 2 14 5 9 .357
1 Season 14 5 9 .357

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1907 22 Almendares Cuban General League Fgn
1908 23 Almendares Cuban-American Negro Clubs Series Fgn
1908 23 Almendares Cuban General League Fgn
1908 23 Almendares Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1909 24 Almendares Cuban General League Fgn
1909 24 Almendares Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1910 25 Almendares Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1910 25 Almendares Cuban General League Fgn
1910 25 Almendares Cuban-American Negro Clubs Series Fgn
1911 26 Almendares Cuban National League Fgn
1911 26 Almendares Park Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1912 27 Almendares Cuban-American Negro Clubs Series Fgn
1912 27 Almendares Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1912 27 Almendares Cuban National League Fgn
1913 28 Almendares Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1914 29 Almendares Cuban-American Negro Clubs Series Fgn
1915 30 Almendares Cuban-American Negro Clubs Series Fgn
1916 31 Kansas City All Nations Independent Negro Non
1917 32 Kansas City All Nations Independent Negro Non
1918 33 Chicago American Giants Independent Negro Non
1919 34 Detroit Stars Independent Negro Non
1920 35 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1921 36 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1922 37 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1923 38 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1924 39 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1925 40 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM
1926 41 Kansas City Monarchs Negro National League NgM

Sabr ID: a52134af

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