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1945 Homestead Grays

1945 > Class Negro Majors > 1945 Negro National League
Overall: n/a

Manager: n/a
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1944 / 1946

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Sam Bankhead 34 60 59 4 19 3 0 0 6 1 1 .322 .333 .373 .706 22 0
2 Ray Battle 27 41 38 4 6 1 1 0 6 0 2 .158 .200 .237 .437 9 1
3 Cool Papa Bell# 42 82 71 15 27 2 0 0 8 0 11 .380 .463 .408 .872 29 0
4 Jerry Benjamin# 35 85 80 12 21 5 0 0 8 0 5 .263 .306 .325 .631 26 0
5 Garnett Blair* 23 9 9 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667 4 0
6 Ray Brown# 37 23 21 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .048 .091 .048 .139 1 1
7 Thomas Butts 25 27 26 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 .192 .192 .192 .385 5 1 Stats for 2 teams
8 Ernest Carter* 42 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
9 Austin Davis -- 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0
10 Robert Gaston 35 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
11 Josh Gibson 33 75 65 13 18 2 4 2 15 0 10 .277 .373 .523 .896 34 0
12 Vic Harris* 40 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 3 0
13 Dave Hoskins* 19 75 70 10 20 4 1 0 8 0 5 .286 .333 .371 .705 26 0
14 Red House 32 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
15 Jerry Jackson -- 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0
16 Norman Jackson 35 51 49 6 12 3 1 0 4 1 2 .245 .275 .347 .621 17 0
17 John Leftwich -- 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0
18 Buck Leonard* 37 70 64 8 18 1 2 0 9 0 6 .281 .343 .359 .702 23 0
19 John Lewis? -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
20 Page? -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
21 Edsall Walker# 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
22 R.T. Walker 30 7 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0
23 Roy Welmaker# 31 22 22 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 .227 .227 .227 .455 5 0
24 Jud Wilson* 49 36 33 5 11 0 0 1 8 0 2 .333 .371 .424 .796 14 1
25 John Wright 28 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
25 Players 33.5
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
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Garnett Blair 23 8 1 .889 9 6 1 76.2 66 24 9 35 0 0 0.978 7.7 1.1 4.1 3.89
2 Fred Blaylock? -- 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0.800 5.4 1.8 3.6 2.00
3 Ray Brown 37 2 4 .333 6 4 0 45.0 60 40 6 19 0 1 1.467 12.0 1.2 3.8 3.17
4 Ernest Carter 42 2 0 1.000 2 1 0 23.2 20 11 3 6 0 0 0.972 7.6 1.1 2.3 2.00
5 Dave Hoskins 19 0 1 .000 1 1 0 10.2 14 4 2 12 1 0 1.500 11.8 1.7 10.1 6.00
6 John Leftwich -- 3 0 1.000 4 2 1 28.0 26 3 3 14 0 0 1.036 8.4 1.0 4.5 4.67
7 John Lewis? -- 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 2 1 3 3 0 1 1.875 6.8 10.1 10.1 1.00
8 Edsall Walker* 34 1 3 .250 4 1 0 28.0 43 30 7 13 0 0 1.786 13.8 2.2 4.2 1.86
9 R.T. Walker 30 1 0 1.000 3 0 0 23.2 25 12 5 11 0 0 1.268 9.5 1.9 4.2 2.20
10 Roy Welmaker* 31 8 4 .667 11 10 0 110.2 95 31 21 66 0 0 1.048 7.7 1.7 5.4 3.14
11 John Wright 28 1 2 .333 3 3 1 28.0 21 14 4 15 0 0 0.893 6.8 1.3 4.8 3.75
11 Players 30.3

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Sam Bankhead 34 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 18, 1910 Sulligent, AL, US
Ray Battle 27 R R 5' 11.0" 155 Mar 17, 1918 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Cool Papa Bell 42 S L 6' 0.0" 155 May 17, 1903 Starkville, MS, US
Jerry Benjamin 35 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
Garnett Blair 23 L R 6' 3.0" 215 Jul 31, 1921 East Carnegie, PA, US
Fred Blaylock -- Unknown
Ray Brown 37 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Thomas Butts 25 R R 5' 7.0" 140 Aug 27, 1919 Sparta, GA, US
Ernest Carter 42 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Dec 8, 1902 Harpersville, AL, US
Austin Davis -- R R Unknown
Robert Gaston 35 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 19, 1910 Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson 33 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris 40 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Dave Hoskins 19 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 3, 1925 Greenwood, MS, US
Red House 32 R R 6' 1.0" 1913 Holly Springs, MS, US
Jerry Jackson -- R R Unknown
Norman Jackson 35 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 13, 1909 Washington, DC, US
John Leftwich -- R R 5' 10.0" 190 Unknown Duquesne, PA, US
Buck Leonard 37 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
John Lewis -- Unknown
Page -- Unknown
Edsall Walker 34 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
R.T. Walker 30 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 20, 1914 Arboa, FL, US
Roy Welmaker 31 S L 6' 0.0" 200 Dec 6, 1913 Atlanta, GA, US
Jud Wilson 49 L L 5' 8.0" 195 Feb 28, 1896 Remington, VA, US
John Wright 28 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Nov 28, 1916 New Orleans, LA, US

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