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Willie Wells

Willie James Wells Sr. (The Devil)


Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 10, 1905 in Austin, Texas, US
Died: January 22, 1989 in Austin, Texas, US
High School: L. C. Anderson HS (Austin, TX)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1997.
   View Willie Wells Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats


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
1924 18 18.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs NgM-Non 162 151 24 44 12 3 1 28 0 10 .291 .335 .430 .766 65 1
1924 18 St. Louis INDP Non 162 151 24 44 12 3 1 28 0 10 .291 .335 .430 .766 65 1
1924 18 St. Louis NNL NgM 162 151 24 44 12 3 1 28 0 10 .291 .335 .430 .766 65 1
1925 19 St. Louis NNL NgM 321 270 60 75 14 7 6 10 8 42 .278 .375 .448 .823 121 9
1926 20 St. Louis NNL NgM 223 183 35 60 11 3 7 20 3 36 .328 .438 .536 .974 98 4
1927 21 St. Louis NNL NgM 243 239 53 81 15 1 16 27 3 0 .339 .339 .611 .950 146 4
1928 22 St. Louis NNL NgM 360 326 84 119 28 6 23 40 14 27 .365 .414 .699 1.113 228 7
1929 23 23.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 312 261 73 93 13 7 19 62 18 42 .356 .446 .678 1.124 177 9
1929 23 Chicago,St. Louis NNL NgM 312 261 73 93 13 7 19 62 18 42 .356 .446 .678 1.124 177 9
1930 24 St. Louis NNL NgM 210 181 60 76 18 0 10 29 7 26 .420 .493 .685 1.178 124 3
1931 25 St. Louis NNL NgM 37 35 6 12 2 1 0 1 3 1 .343 .361 .457 .818 16 1
1932 26 26.0 3 Teams 2 Lgs Non-NgM 159 144 24 39 5 5 2 12 2 13 .271 .331 .417 .748 60 2
1932 26 Kansas City INDP Non 159 144 24 39 5 5 2 12 2 13 .271 .331 .417 .748 60 2
1932 26 Detroit,Homestead EWL NgM 159 144 24 39 5 5 2 12 2 13 .271 .331 .417 .748 60 2
1933 27 Chicago NNL NgM 100 100 21 30 2 1 1 21 5 0 .300 .300 .370 .670 37 0
1934 28 Chicago NNL NgM 157 146 22 29 6 3 0 2 6 11 .199 .255 .281 .536 41 0
1935 29 Chicago NNL NgM 169 146 44 52 10 3 4 16 11 21 .356 .437 .548 .985 80 2
1936 30 Newark NNL NgM 51 45 11 12 0 0 2 2 0 4 .267 .327 .400 .727 18 2
1937 31 31.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 95 93 23 27 1 1 2 6 2 2 .290 .305 .387 .692 36 0
1937 31 Newark,Homestead NNL NgM 95 93 23 27 1 1 2 6 2 2 .290 .305 .387 .692 36 0
1938 32 Newark NNL NgM 96 96 15 28 3 3 2 7 1 0 .292 .292 .448 .740 43 0
1939 33 Newark NNL NgM 69 59 13 11 1 0 1 3 2 8 .186 .284 .254 .538 15 2
1941 35 Birmingham NAL NgM 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1942 36 Newark NNL NgM 138 127 31 48 10 0 3 27 3 10 .378 .423 .528 .951 67 1
1945 39 39.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 77 67 10 19 6 0 0 11 1 8 .284 .360 .373 .733 25 2
1945 39 Newark,New York Black Yankees NNL NgM 77 67 10 19 6 0 0 11 1 8 .284 .360 .373 .733 25 2
1946 40 40.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 144 135 14 40 7 1 1 25 1 9 .296 .340 .385 .725 52 0
1946 40 Baltimore,New York Black Yankees NNL NgM 144 135 14 40 7 1 1 25 1 9 .296 .340 .385 .725 52 0
1947 41 Indianapolis NAL NgM 11 11 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 .455 .455 .636 1.091 7 0
1948 42 Memphis NAL NgM 9 8 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 .625 .667 1.125 1.792 9 0
22 Seasons 3144 2824 629 905 166 47 100 353 90 271 .320 .380 .519 .899 1465 49
Non (2 seasons) Non 321 295 48 83 17 8 3 40 2 23 .281 .333 .424 .757 125 3
NgM (22 seasons) NgM 3144 2824 629 905 166 47 100 353 90 271 .320 .380 .519 .899 1465 49

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
1945 39 Newark NNL NgM 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Season 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1924 18 St. Louis Giants Independent Negro Non
1924 18 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1925 19 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1926 20 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1927 21 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1928 22 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1929 23 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1929 23 Chicago American Giants Negro National League NgM
1930 24 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1931 25 St. Louis Stars Negro National League NgM
1932 26 Homestead Grays East-West League NgM
1932 26 Detroit Wolves East-West League NgM
1932 26 Kansas City Monarchs Independent Negro Non
1933 27 Chicago American Giants Negro National League NgM
1934 28 Chicago American Giants Negro National League NgM
1935 29 Chicago American Giants Negro National League NgM
1936 30 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1937 31 Homestead Grays Negro National League NgM
1937 31 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1938 32 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1939 33 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1940 34 Veracruz Azules Mexican League Ind
1941 35 Birmingham Black Barons Negro American League NgM
1941 35 Veracruz Azules Mexican League Ind
1942 36 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1943 37 Tampico Alijadores Mexican League Ind
1944 38 Mexico City Diablos Rojos Mexican League Ind
1944 38 Veracruz Azules Mexican League Ind
1945 39 New York Black Yankees Negro National League NgM
1945 39 Newark Eagles Negro National League NgM
1946 40 New York Black Yankees Negro National League NgM
1946 40 Baltimore Elite Giants Negro National League NgM
1947 41 Indianapolis Clowns Negro American League NgM
1948 42 Memphis Red Sox Negro American League NgM

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About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data

Sources

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 Seamheads.com.

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.

Completeness

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