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1945 Homestead Grays

1945 > Class Negro Majors > 1945 Negro National League
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Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Other Years: 1944 / 1946

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Sam Bankhead346059419300611.322.333.373.706220
2Ray Battle27413846110602.
3Cool Papa Bell#42827115272008011.380.463.408.872290
4Jerry Benjamin#3585801221500805.263.306.325.631260
5Garnett Blair*239902010300.222.222.444.66740
6Ray Brown#37232121000101.
7Thomas Butts25272625000300. for 2 teams
8Ernest Carter*422200000000.
9Austin Davis--5401000001.250.400.250.65010
10Robert Gaston353300000000.
11Josh Gibson337565131824215010.277.373.523.896340
12Vic Harris*409903000000.333.333.333.66730
13Dave Hoskins*1975701020410805.286.333.371.705260
14Red House325500000000.
15Jerry Jackson--7601000001.
16Norman Jackson355149612310412.245.275.347.621170
17John Leftwich--7711000000.
18Buck Leonard*377064818120906.281.343.359.702230
19John Lewis?--1100000000.
21Edsall Walker#342200000000.
22R.T. Walker307732000100.
23Roy Welmaker#31222225000300.
24Jud Wilson*493633511001802.333.371.424.796141
25John Wright284400000000.
25 Players33.5
* - 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
1Garnett Blair2381.88996176.26624935000.9787.
2Fred Blaylock?--101.0001005.03012000.8005.
3Ray Brown3724.33364045.06040619011.46712.
4Ernest Carter42201.00021023.2201136000.9727.
5Dave Hoskins1901.00011010.2144212101.50011.81.710.16.00
6John Leftwich--301.00042128.0263314001.0368.
7John Lewis?--000002.22133011.8756.810.110.11.00
8Edsall Walker*3413.25041028.04330713001.78613.
9R.T. Walker30101.00030023.22512511001.2689.
10Roy Welmaker*3184.66711100110.295312166001.0487.
11John Wright2812.33333128.02114415000.8936.
11 Players30.3
* - 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
Sam Bankhead34RR5' 8.0"175Sep 18, 1910Sulligent, AL, US
Ray Battle27RR5' 11.0"155Mar 17, 1918Rocky Mount, NC, US
Cool Papa Bell42SL6' 0.0"155May 17, 1903Starkville, MS, US
Jerry Benjamin35SR5' 9.0"165Nov 9, 1909Montgomery, AL, US
Garnett Blair23LR6' 3.0"215Jul 31, 1921East Carnegie, PA, US
Fred Blaylock--Unknown
Ray Brown37SR6' 1.0"195Feb 23, 1908Alger, OH, US
Thomas Butts25RR5' 7.0"140Aug 27, 1919Sparta, GA, US
Ernest Carter42LR5' 9.0"170Dec 8, 1902Harpersville, AL, US
Austin Davis--RRUnknown
Robert Gaston35RR6' 1.0"185Mar 19, 1910Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson33RR6' 1.0"220Dec 21, 1911Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris40LR5' 8.0"165Jun 10, 1905Pensacola, FL, US
Dave Hoskins19LR6' 1.0"180Aug 3, 1925Greenwood, MS, US
Red House32RR6' 1.0"1913Holly Springs, MS, US
Jerry Jackson--RRUnknown
Norman Jackson35RR5' 10.0"165Sep 13, 1909Washington, DC, US
John Leftwich--RR5' 10.0"190UnknownDuquesne, PA, US
Buck Leonard37LL5' 10.0"185Sep 8, 1907Rocky Mount, NC, US
John Lewis--Unknown
Edsall Walker34SL5' 11.0"215Sep 15, 1910Catskill, NY, US
R.T. Walker30RR6' 1.0"195Aug 20, 1914Arboa, FL, US
Roy Welmaker31SL6' 0.0"200Dec 6, 1913Atlanta, GA, US
Jud Wilson49LL5' 8.0"195Feb 28, 1896Remington, VA, US
John Wright28RR5' 11.0"172Nov 28, 1916New Orleans, LA, 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