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Spottswood Poles

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: December 27, 1887 in Winchester, Virginia, US
Died: September 12, 1962 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US

Minor League Stats

Negro Leagues Batting

19122418.22 Teams2 LgsFgn472251994568271332620.342.402.437.8398760
191224New YorkCNCSFgn135548513000366.271.352.271.6231310
19142626.03 Teams2 LgsFgn-Non381781573660910121321.382.455.452.907710
191426New York Lincoln GiantsINDPNon241171062743700111011.406.462.472.933500
191426New York Lincoln StarsINDPNon15312000122.667.800.6671.46720
191426New YorkCNCSFgn135648815210018.313.411.396.807190
191527New York Lincoln StarsINDPNon34161142283863010916.268.342.352.694503
191628New York Lincoln GiantsINDPNon17816915212016110.304.392.377.769262
19172929.03 Teams1 LgNon2296842228500829.333.398.393.791333
191729New York Linoln GiantsINDPNon1567581621400727.362.431.431.862252
191729Philadelphia All-StarsINDPNon13301000000.333.333.333.66710
19193131.02 Teams1 LgNon1678681220320516.294.351.397.748274
191931Atlantic CityINDPNon1153471016220415.340.404.468.872221
192032New YorkINDPNon4400000000.
192133New York LincolnINDPNon181569401122.600.6471.0671.714161
192335New York LincolnECOLNgM10310016251101011.
11 Seasons222114410072093223816395871128.320.388.398.786401250
Non (7 seasons)Non1145604911111612752422756.328.397.415.81220413
Fgn (4 seasons)Fgn10848141682136101014359558.327.406.406.812169100
NgM (1 season)NgM10310016251101011.
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Negro Leagues Fielding

1912242 Teams2 LgsFgnCF448977480.9100
191224New YorkCNCSFgnRF2220001.0000
191224New YorkCNCSFgnLF3220001.0000
191224New YorkCNCSFgnCF1022211001.0000
1914263 Teams2 LgsNon-FgnCF388270753.9390
191426New York Lincoln GiantsINDPNonCF245751331.9470
191426New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonCF1000000
191426New YorkCNCSFgnCF132519422.9200
191527New York Lincoln StarsINDPNonCF348681231.9650
191628New York Lincoln GiantsINDPNonCF174036311.9750
1917293 Teams1 LgNonCF193631411.9720
191729Philadelphia All-StarsINDPNonCF1211001.0000
191729New York Linoln GiantsINDPNonCF132218311.9550
191729New York Linoln GiantsINDPNon3B294410.8890
1919312 Teams1 LgNonCF1121201001.0000
191931Atlantic CityINDPNonLF51613210.9380
191931Atlantic CityINDPNonCF611110001.0000
8 Seasons22546239937267.9440
CF (7 seasons)CF16436032021196.9470
RF (4 seasons)RF4971561051.9300
LF (3 seasons)LF102219210.9550
3B (1 season)3B294410.8890

Sabr ID: a888dc49

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This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

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The Hall of Fame dataset

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