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1943 Homestead Grays

1943 > Class Negro Majors > 1943 Negro National League
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Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Other Years: 1942 / 1944

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bill Anderson 30 L R 175 Jan 25, 1913 Brevard, NC, US
William Anderson -- Unknown
Sam Bankhead 32 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 18, 1910 Sulligent, AL, US
Cool Papa Bell 40 S L 6' 0.0" 155 May 17, 1903 Starkville, MS, US
Jerry Benjamin 33 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
Ray Brown 35 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Bill Byrd 35 S R 6' 1.0" 210 Jul 15, 1907 Canton, GA, US
Matthew Carlisle 33 R R 5' 6.0" 145 Feb 5, 1910 Wenonah, AL, US
Charles Carter -- Unknown
Ernest Carter 40 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Dec 8, 1902 Harpersville, AL, US
Thad Christopher 30 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Dec 24, 1912 Tampa, FL, US
Howard Easterling 31 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 26, 1911 Mount Olive, MS, US
Robert Gaston 33 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 19, 1910 Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson 31 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris 38 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Eugene Jones 21 L R 1922
Buck Leonard 35 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Roy Partlow 32 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 8, 1911 Washington, GA, US
Pierson -- Unknown
William Randall 27 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Aug 5, 1915 Phoebus, VA, US
Charlie Shields 21 L L 1922
Joe Spencer 20 R R 5' 9.0" 150 Aug 4, 1922 Gretna, LA, US
Willie Stevenson -- Unknown
Edsall Walker 32 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
Bill West 29 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 28, 1913 Silsbee, TX, US
Frank Williams 24 L L Aug 21, 1918 Newport, KY, US
Jud Wilson 47 L L 5' 8.0" 195 Feb 28, 1896 Remington, VA, US
John Wright 26 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Nov 28, 1916 New Orleans, LA, US
Ralph Wyatt 25 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 17, 1917 Chicago, IL, US

About the Negro League Data

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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.

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.

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

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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