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1938 Indianapolis ABCs

1938 > Class Negro Majors > 1938 Negro American League
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Represented: Indianapolis, IN
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Other Years: 1939

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Ted Alexander253301000000.333.333.333.66710
2Anderson?--3300000000. for 2 teams
3Buddy Armour*23373647200110.
4Jimmie Armstead*185502000000.400.400.400.80020Stats for 2 teams
5Bill Bradford*--434307100020.
6Ossie Brown?--1100000000.
7Walter Calhoun*26121212000000.
8Bob Dean?--7612000000.333.333.333.66721
11Sam Jethroe#213301000000.333.333.333.66710
12John Lyles#264443412210330.279.279.372.651161
13Frank McAllister208822011100.250.250.8751.12570
14Clarence Mitchell--171745010110.294.294.412.70670
15Marshall Riddle*203837310100210.
16Johnny Robinson--141423000100.
17Neal Robinson30858418314251540.369.369.6431.012541Stats for 2 teams
18Joe Scott--101012000000.
19Harry Shepherd--131322010000.154.154.308.46240
20Ted Strong#244645812300241.267.283.333.616150Stats for 2 teams
21Robert Taylor22363626000300.
22Quincy Trouppe#2540401214311700.350.350.550.900220
22 Players24.9
* - 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
1Ted Alexander2502.00020016.112621000.8576.
3Jimmie Armstead*1801.0001008.112744001.92013. for 2 teams
4Ossie Brown?--01.0000001.02200002.00018.00.00.0
5Walter Calhoun*2611.50032029.12715927001.2278. for 2 teams
6Bob Dean?--12.33330017.22515310011.58512.
7Frank McAllister2013.25040024.22118819011.1767.
7 Players22.6
* - 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
Ted Alexander25RR5' 10.0"185Sep 15, 1912Spartanburg, SC, US
Buddy Armour23LR5' 9.0"170Apr 27, 1915Jackson, MS, US
Jimmie Armstead18LL5' 11.0"180Sep 18, 1919Birmingham, AL, US
Bill Bradford--LR6' 2.0"195Unknown
Ossie Brown--UnknownHouston, TX, US
Walter Calhoun26LL5' 9.0"180Aug 21, 1911Union City, TN, US
Bob Dean--Unknown
Sam Jethroe21SR6' 1.0"178Jan 23, 1917Lowndes County, MS, US
John Lyles26SR5' 9.0"190Mar 18, 1912St. Louis, MO, US
Frank McAllister20RR6' 3.0"210Apr 29, 1918Forrest City, AR, US
Clarence Mitchell--RRUnknown
Marshall Riddle20LR5' 8.0"155Apr 22, 1918Warren, AR, US
Johnny Robinson--RRUnknown
Neal Robinson30RR5' 11.0"190Jul 31, 1907Grand Rapids, MI, US
Joe Scott--RRUnknown
Harry Shepherd--RRUnknownAlexandria, VA, US
Ted Strong24SR6' 6.0"210Jan 2, 1914South Bend, IN, US
Robert Taylor22RRMay 25, 1916Binghamton, NY, US
Quincy Trouppe25SR6' 2.0"225Dec 25, 1912Dublin, GA, US

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