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1940 New York Black Yankees

1940 > Class Negro Majors > 1940 Negro National League
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Represented: New York, NY
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Other Years: 1939 / 1941

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Walter Barbee24353438012701.235.257.471.728160Stats for 2 teams
2Marvin Barker--73689151101013.
3Bill Bea?26130124163910322706.315.346.492.838610Stats for 2 teams
4Charlie Biot22848111247111702.296.313.444.758361Stats for 2 teams
5Jesse Brown*26131314000100.308.308.308.61540Stats for 2 teams
6Robert Clarke36383739000200.
7Ant Cooper--10000000011.00000
8Homer Curry*359276222032217116.263.391.434.826330Stats for 2 teams
9Robert Evans--8800000000.
10John Hawkins--101000000000.
11Johnny Hayes*3013713017254101407. for 2 teams
12Bill Holland#39101011000000.
13Robert Johnson--2200000000.
14Leroy Miller--5755713010422.
15Purnell Mincy*244410000000. for 2 teams
16Dickie Seay3510510016245131324.240.269.400.669401Stats for 2 teams
17Jake Spearman29868011284141806.350.395.575.970460
18John Stanley*35131333100100.231.231.308.53840
19James Starks--2929515100700.517.517.5521.069160
20Jesse Walker27726868100303.
21Johnny Washington*24908923326021701.360.367.494.861440
22James Williams--716910171011201.246.257.304.561211
23Roy Williams33262628010100.308.308.385.692100Stats for 2 teams
24Zollie Wright30212012100200.
24 Players29.0
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Walter Barbee2463.667112075.074514740301.6138. for 2 teams
2Jesse Brown*2605.00042048.24637310001.0078. for 2 teams
4Robert Evans--12.33332030.0293007000.9678.70.02.1
5Bill Holland3912.33342030.23816812101.50011.
6Purnell Mincy*2404.00040020.2322954001.79013. for 2 teams
7John Stanley*3515.16763042.2574785001.52312.
8Roy Williams3354.55684061.057412136101.2798. for 2 teams
8 Players29.6
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Walter Barbee24RR6' 0.0"190Apr 30, 1916Durham, NC, US
Marvin Barker--RR5' 9.0"175Unknown
Bill Bea26Dec 8, 1913GA, US
Charlie Biot22RR6' 2.0"190Oct 18, 1917Orange, NJ, US
Jesse Brown26LL5' 11.0"160Jun 6, 1914Cleveland, OH, US
Robert Clarke36RR5' 10.0"175Nov 25, 1903Richmond, VA, US
Ant Cooper--RR5' 4.0"165Unknown
Homer Curry35LR6' 2.0"180May 19, 1905Mexia, TX, US
Roy Debran--RRUnknownDurham, NC, US
Robert Evans--RR6' 2.0"190Unknown
John Hawkins--RRUnknown
Johnny Hayes30LR5' 10.0"195Apr 27, 1910Independence, MO, US
Bill Holland39SR5' 9.0"180Feb 28, 1901Indianapolis, IN, US
Robert Johnson--RRUnknown
Leroy Miller--RRUnknownAlcoa, TN, US
Purnell Mincy24LL6' 4.0"195Feb 14, 1916Statesboro, GA, US
Dickie Seay35RR5' 8.0"155Nov 30, 1904West New York, NJ, US
Jake Spearman29RR5' 11.0"1801911Arkadelphia, AR, US
John Stanley35LL5' 11.0"2151905King's County, MD, US
James Starks--RR6' 2.0"225UnknownNewark, NJ, US
Jesse Walker27RR5' 11.0"190Sep 23, 1912Austin, TX, US
Johnny Washington24LR6' 2.0"185Jan 9, 1916Montgomery, AL, US
James Williams--RR6' 1.0"200Unknown
Roy Williams33RR5' 11.0"1951907Middletown, OH, US
Zollie Wright30RR5' 9.0"190Sep 17, 1909Milford, TX, US

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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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