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1945 New York Black Yankees

1945 > Class Negro Majors > 1945 Negro National League
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Represented: New York, NY
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Other Years: 1944 / 1946

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Emery Adams34242218100202.364.417.409.82690
2Rufus Baker26322965100102.
3Marvin Barker--6458921401634.362.403.483.886282
4Ted Christopher--8702000101.286.375.286.66120
5Thad Christopher*324535610212409.286.432.5711.003201Stats for 2 teams
6Martin Crue*--3301000000.333.333.333.66710
7Percy Forrest272201000000.500.500.5001.00010
8Alphonso Gerard*295349512220504.245.302.367.669180
9Walter Hardy18292442000105.
10Herbert Holmes?28212104000200.
11Johnny Johnson--7601010200.167.167.500.66731
12William Kelly476603100100.500.500.6671.16740
13Robert Mack?--6620000000.
14Felix McLaurin#235452714101511.269.283.346.629181Stats for 2 teams
15Pete McQueen--5511000000.
16Leroy Miller--4310000001.
17Robert Palm307700000000. for 2 teams
18Bill Perkins49444158000412. for 2 teams
21Claude Poole?--101025001200.500.500.8001.30080
22George Scales44312825010202.
23Dickie Seay40171524000111.267.313.267.57941
24Jake Spearman34494878100501. for 2 teams
25John Stanley*40313015000300.
26James Starks--171702000000. for 2 teams
27Willie Wells39776710196001118.284.360.373.733252Stats for 2 teams
27 Players33.8
* - 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
1Emery Adams3401.0001109.012713001.44412.
2Willie Burns*29000001.01340105.0009.
3Martin Crue*--001008.17427001.0807.
4Percy Forrest2701.0001006.28603001.20010.80.04.0
5Johnny Johnson--101.00011016.015533001.1258.
6Robert Mack?--04.00042033.136341711001.5909.
8Claude Poole?--01.00021013.117634001.50011. for 2 teams
9Tom Roberts--01.0001109.010824001.33310.
10John Stanley*4076.5381261105.2105531764021.1558.
10 Players38.6
* - 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
Emery Adams34RR5' 8.0"1601911Collierville, TN, US
Rufus Baker26RRSep 20, 1918Bridgeport, CT, US
Marvin Barker--RR5' 9.0"175Unknown
Willie Burns29LL6' 0.0"175Jan 12, 1916West Palm Beach, FL, US
Ted Christopher--RRUnknown
Thad Christopher32LR6' 0.0"180Dec 24, 1912Tampa, FL, US
Martin Crue--LLUnknown
Percy Forrest27RR5' 11.0"180Nov 8, 1917Harlem, NY, US
Alphonso Gerard29LL5' 10.0"180Jan 22, 1916St. Croix, VI
Walter Hardy18RR5' 11.0"1651927Tampa, FL, US
Herbert Holmes28Jan 30, 1917Newburyport, MA, US
Johnny Johnson--RR5' 11.0"170UnknownAkron, OH, US
William Kelly47RR5' 10.0"1551898Chambersburg, PA, US
Robert Mack--Unknown
Felix McLaurin23SR5' 9.0"185Sep 5, 1921Jacksonville, FL, US
Pete McQueen--RRUnknown
Leroy Miller--RRUnknownAlcoa, TN, US
Robert Palm30RR5' 11.0"180Oct 6, 1914Clarendon, AR, US
Bill Perkins49RR5' 11.0"195Feb 27, 1896Gloucester, MA, US
Claude Poole--Unknown
Tom Roberts--RR5' 10.0"175Unknown
George Scales44RR5' 11.0"195Aug 16, 1900Talladega, AL, US
Dickie Seay40RR5' 8.0"155Nov 30, 1904West New York, NJ, US
Jake Spearman34RR5' 11.0"1801911Arkadelphia, AR, US
John Stanley40LL5' 11.0"2151905King's County, MD, US
James Starks--RR6' 2.0"225UnknownNewark, NJ, US
Willie Wells39RR5' 9.0"170Aug 10, 1905Austin, TX, 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