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1940 > Class Negro Majors > 1940 Negro National League
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Other Years: 1939 / 1941

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Walter Barbee 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Apr 30, 1916 Durham, NC, US
Marvin Barker -- R R 5' 9.0" 175 Unknown
Bill Bea 26 Dec 8, 1913 GA, US
Charlie Biot 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 18, 1917 Orange, NJ, US
Jesse Brown 26 L L 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 6, 1914 Cleveland, OH, US
Robert Clarke 36 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 25, 1903 Richmond, VA, US
Ant Cooper -- R R 5' 4.0" 165 Unknown
Homer Curry 35 L R 6' 2.0" 180 May 19, 1905 Mexia, TX, US
Davis -- Unknown
Roy Debran -- R R Unknown Durham, NC, US
Robert Evans -- R R 6' 2.0" 190 Unknown
John Hawkins -- R R Unknown
Johnny Hayes 30 L R 5' 10.0" 195 Apr 27, 1910 Independence, MO, US
Bill Holland 39 S R 5' 9.0" 180 Feb 28, 1901 Indianapolis, IN, US
Robert Johnson -- R R Unknown
Leroy Miller -- R R Unknown Alcoa, TN, US
Purnell Mincy 24 L L 6' 4.0" 195 Feb 14, 1916 Statesboro, GA, US
Dickie Seay 35 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Nov 30, 1904 West New York, NJ, US
Jake Spearman 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1911 Arkadelphia, AR, US
John Stanley 35 L L 5' 11.0" 215 1905 King's County, MD, US
James Starks -- R R 6' 2.0" 225 Unknown Newark, NJ, US
Jesse Walker 27 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Sep 23, 1912 Austin, TX, US
Johnny Washington 24 L R 6' 2.0" 185 Jan 9, 1916 Montgomery, AL, US
James Williams -- R R 6' 1.0" 200 Unknown
Roy Williams 33 R R 5' 11.0" 195 1907 Middletown, OH, US
Zollie Wright 30 R R 5' 9.0" 190 Sep 17, 1909 Milford, TX, US

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