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Turkey Stearnes

Norman Thomas Stearnes

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

Born: May 8, 1901 in Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: September 4, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan, US
High School: Pearl HS (Nashville, TN)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 2000.
   View Turkey Stearnes Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats

Negro Leagues Batting

19302929.02 Teams2 LgsNon-NgM218192456613137411424.344.417.6561.0731262
193029New York LincolnINDPNon218192456613137411424.344.417.6561.0731262
19313030.02 Teams1 LgNgM16916931488391240.284.284.527.811890
193130Detroit,Kansas CityNNLNgM16916931488391240.284.284.527.811890
19343333.02 Teams2 LgsNon-NgM18117243606781389.349.381.605.9861040
193433Kansas CityINDPNon18117243606781389.349.381.605.9861040
19373636.02 Teams1 LgNgM69671318212711.269.279.418.697281
19383737.02 Teams1 LgNgM323246020010.188.188.313.500100
193837Chicago,Kansas CityNALNgM323246020010.188.188.313.500100
193938Kansas CityNALNgM83741524402976.324.375.459.834343
194039Kansas CityNALNgM877914232142228.291.356.494.850390
20 Seasons369733706741158195101176585115290.344.396.6181.014208337
Non (3 seasons)Non41738291128192016572533.335.388.6151.0032352
NgM (19 seasons)NgM367933526711156195101175582112290.345.397.6201.017207837

Negro Leagues Pitching

2 Seasons01.00017.001009.0161753102.33316.

Sabr ID: 70965998

About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data


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.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.


Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data