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1937 Chicago American Giants

1937 > Class Negro Majors > 1937 Negro American League
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Manager: n/a
Represented: Chicago, IL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1936 / 1938

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Newt Allen*3418418025566216113.311.322.383.706691Stats for 2 teams
2Tobias Barnes264422000000.500.500.5001.00020
3Cliff Blackman?--131211000001.
4Ted Bond*331111041924130144.
5Larry Brown#35585589100401. for 2 teams
6Richard Byas#277472321100320.292.292.306.597222
7Zack Clayton*20313143010000.
8Sugg Cornelius30383823001100. for 2 teams
9Benny Cox--3433513110200.394.394.485.879161Stats for 2 teams
10Norman Cross?--1100000000.
11Jesse Douglas*212200000000.
12Frank Duncan361321261224300023. for 2 teams
13Herman Dunlap--94901624603422.267.283.433.716392
14Bill Foster#33171501100100.
15Luther Gillard?--88881025610310.284.284.375.659330Stats for 3 teams
16C. Hardy?--2200000000.
17Paul Hardy263937610200011.270.289.324.614121
18William Hoskins*234040916310400.400.400.525.925210Stats for 3 teams
20Floyd Kranson239821000100. for 2 teams
21Joe Lillard326613100000.500.500.6671.16740Stats for 2 teams
22Jack Marshall281171131928111422.248.261.301.562342
23Henry McCall*292727110300000.370.370.481.852130Stats for 2 teams
24Jack Miles?--171712010000.
25Hank Miller199822000001.250.333.250.58320
26Porter Moss27232309100000.391.391.435.826100Stats for 3 teams
27Malvin Powell29171733000000.
28Alec Radcliffe311281241432452971.258.264.419.683523
29Wilson Redus32120119817211120.
30Bill Simms*2810098823420150.235.235.316.551312Stats for 3 teams
31Earnest Smith--6622000000.333.333.333.66720
32John Smith--2200000000.
33Joe Sparks*--82791014200201. for 2 teams
34Turkey Stearnes*3669671318212711.269.279.418.697281Stats for 2 teams
35Ted Strong#2370691824602411.348.357.522.879360Stats for 3 teams
36Bill Tate27292913100200. for 2 teams
37Dan Thomas--4400000000.
38Theodore Trent33171701000200.
39William Walker--242458001300.333.333.458.792110Stats for 2 teams
40 Players30.5
* - 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
1Cliff Blackman?--22.50052136.243231617001.60910.
2Zack Clayton*20000001.02213003.00018.
3Sugg Cornelius3055.5001151108.286472858151.0497. for 2 teams
4Norman Cross?--02.0000006.011820012.16716.
5Bill Foster*3333.50061147.241211923011.2597.
6Floyd Kranson2323.40041034.03517918221.2949. for 2 teams
7Joe Lillard3201.0001007.2171231002.60920.
8Jack Miles?--000000.10001000.0000.00.027.0
9Porter Moss2715.16762060.15936740201.0948. for 3 teams
10Malvin Powell2911.50041021.1201475101.2668.
11John Smith*--000002.01202000.5004.50.09.0
12Dan Thomas?--01.0000006.16536021.4218.
13Theodore Trent3333.50074354.14117723000.8836.
13 Players29.8
* - 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
Newt Allen34LR5' 8.0"160May 19, 1903Austin, TX, US
Tobias Barnes26RRMay 31, 1911Camden, SC, US
Cliff Blackman--Unknown
Ted Bond33LR5' 7.0"140Jan 25, 1904Grand Rapids, MI, US
Larry Brown35SR5' 7.0"162Sep 16, 1901Pratt City, AL, US
Richard Byas27SR5' 8.0"165Mar 19, 1910Pineland, TX, US
Zack Clayton20LL5' 11.0"190Apr 17, 1917Gloucester County, VA, US
Sugg Cornelius30RR5' 8.0"180Sep 3, 1906Atlanta, GA, US
Benny Cox--RRUnknown
Norman Cross--Unknown
Jesse Douglas21LR5' 8.0"170Mar 27, 1916Longview, TX, US
Frank Duncan36RR6' 0.0"175Feb 14, 1901Kansas City, MO, US
Herman Dunlap--RRUnknown
Bill Foster33SL6' 1.0"195Jun 12, 1904Calvert, TX, US
Luther Gillard--Unknown
C. Hardy--Unknown
Paul Hardy26RR5' 11.0"175Sep 17, 1910Meridian, MS, US
William Hoskins23LR6' 3.0"190Aug 25, 1913Charleston, MS, US
Floyd Kranson23RR6' 1.0"180Jul 24, 1913Natchitoches, LA, US
Joe Lillard32RR5' 11.0"190Jun 15, 1905Tulsa, OK, US
Jack Marshall28RR5' 11.0"180Aug 8, 1908Montgomery, AL, US
Henry McCall29LL6' 0.0"190Nov 6, 1907Hattisburg, MS, US
Jack Miles--Unknown
Hank Miller19RR6' 0.0"178Jul 17, 1917Glenolden, PA, US
Porter Moss27RR5' 11.0"185Jun 19, 1910Cincinnati, OH, US
Malvin Powell29RR5' 5.0"150May 30, 1908Edwards, MS, US
Alec Radcliffe31RR6' 0.0"200Jul 26, 1905Mobile, AL, US
Wilson Redus32RR5' 5.0"160Jan 29, 1905Tullahassee, OK, US
Bill Simms28LL5' 9.0"160Dec 23, 1908Shreveport, LA, US
Earnest Smith--RRUnknown
John Smith--RLUnknown
Joe Sparks--LR5' 8.0"160UnknownOK, US
Turkey Stearnes36LL5' 11.0"175May 8, 1901Nashville, TN, US
Ted Strong23SR6' 6.0"210Jan 2, 1914South Bend, IN, US
Bill Tate27RRSep 10, 1909MS, US
Dan Thomas--Unknown
Dan Thomas--RRUnknown
Theodore Trent33RR6' 3.0"185Dec 17, 1903Jacksonville, FL, US
William Walker--RRUnknown

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