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1928 Birmingham Black Barons

1928 > Class Negro Majors > 1928 Negro National League
Overall: n/a

Manager: n/a
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1927 / 1929

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Harvey Alexander--22821227571151456.269.289.382.6718110
2J. Burdine?--100981020120101.
3Ant Cooper--116114925401322.
4Nelson Dean?29595243000004. for 2 teams
5Lou Dials*2410811010001.125.222.375.59731
7Red Haley*--302828220102.286.333.500.833140Stats for 2 teams
8Perry Hall*305957517111410.298.298.404.702232Stats for 2 teams
10Jim Jeffries*35363647100000.
11John Johnson--534948200003. for 2 teams
12Reuben Jones*--1821732454721852.312.320.393.713687Stats for 2 teams
13George McAllister*29337291478086418524.275.330.385.71511222
14Lewis Means--8701000011.
15Geechie Meredith2831228944901240171514.311.343.381.7241109
17A. Mullen?--121203000000.
18William Nash?--343424100000.
19Johnny Oden--1231161025020425.
20Bill Owens262702541856910468.
21Satchel Paige215858819030110.328.328.431.759250
22Roy Parnell222992754186197612914.313.346.498.84413710
23Bill Perkins3225323230543728210.233.264.332.5967711
24Roy Poindexter3445411117300122.415.442.488.930202
25Harry Salmon*33565148010101.
26Ray Sheppard?--19017723511043462.288.296.441.7377811
27Owen Smaulding?28202014100100. for 3 teams
28Sam Streeter27262624100000. for 2 teams
29Sandy Thompson*--255236307651017713.322.357.352.709836Stats for 2 teams
30Charles Wesley?311271211533410312.273.285.322.607394
31Poindexter Williams304947112200801.
32Jim Willis?--262355100001. for 2 teams
32 Players28.0
* - 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
1J. Burdine?--96.6001680125.0140773330601.38410.
2Nelson Dean?29515.25019101143.1178842370221.40211. for 2 teams
4Jim Jeffries*3504.00042041.04728178011.56110.
5William Nash?--57.41795085.265361851320.9696.
6Satchel Paige21114.7331491126.01034120108220.9767.
7Roy Poindexter3447.364125093.1114632739101.51111.
8Harry Salmon3396.60015103129.0146621374111.23310.
9Owen Smaulding?2823.40083047.066331213001.66012. for 3 teams
10Sam Streeter*2743.57177061.167461935101.4029. for 2 teams
11Jim Willis?--26.25075065.092581628201.66212. for 2 teams
11 Players29.1
* - 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
Harvey Alexander--RRUnknown
J. Burdine--UnknownEvansville, IN, US
Jack Burton--RRUnknown
Ant Cooper--RR5' 4.0"165Unknown
Nelson Dean291899Muskogee, OK, US
Lou Dials24LL5' 10.0"185Jan 10, 1904Hot Springs, AR, US
Red Haley--LR5' 8.0"160Unknown
Perry Hall30LRApr 18, 1898Hogansville, GA, US
Jim Jeffries35LLMay 18, 1893Louisville, KY, US
John Johnson--RLUnknownJacksonville, FL, US
Reuben Jones--LRUnknown
George McAllister29LLOct 22, 1898
Lewis Means--RRUnknownAtlanta, GA, US
Geechie Meredith28RROct 22, 1899Jefferson County, AL, US
A. Mullen--Unknown
William Nash--Unknown
Johnny Oden--RRUnknown
Bill Owens26RRNov 14, 1901Haughville, IN, US
Satchel Paige21RR6' 3.0"180Jul 7, 1906Mobile, AL, US
Roy Parnell22RR5' 10.0"180Sep 17, 1905Austin, TX, US
Bill Perkins32RR5' 11.0"195Feb 27, 1896Gloucester, MA, US
Roy Poindexter34RR5' 11.0"1751894Washington, DC, US
Harry Salmon33LR5' 10.0"180May 30, 1895Warrior, AL, US
Ray Sheppard--Unknown
Owen Smaulding281900Albuquerque, NM, US
Sam Streeter27RL5' 7.0"180Sep 17, 1900New Market, AL, US
Sandy Thompson--LRUnknown
Charles Wesley31RJul 4, 1896Montgomery, AL, US
Poindexter Williams30RR6' 0.0"200Sep 10, 1897AL, US
Jim Willis--Unknown

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