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1929 > Class Negro Majors > 1929 American Negro League
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Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Other Years: 1928 / 1930

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Beckwith 29 S R 5' 11.0" 200 Jan 10, 1900 Louisville, KY, US
George Britt 33 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Jul 6, 1895 Lexington, KY, US
Walter Cannady 27 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 6, 1902 Norfolk, VA, US
Oscar Charleston 32 L L 6' 0.0" 200 Oct 14, 1896 Indianapolis, IN, US
Bobby Dean -- R R Unknown
Buck Ewing 26 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jan 31, 1903 Massillon, OH, US
Dennis Graham 33 L 5' 11.0" 195 Jun 14, 1896 Proctorville, NC, US
Mo Harris -- R R Unknown
Vic Harris 24 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Tomlini Harrison -- Unknown
C. Jackson -- Unknown
Judy Johnson 29 R R 5' 11.0" 150 Dec 26, 1899 Snow Hill, MD, US
Obie Lackey 25 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 6, 1903 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Charlie Mason -- 6' 2.0" 200 Unknown
Webster McDonald 29 L R 6' 0.0" 190 1900 Glasgow, DE, US
Eddie Miller 27 1902 Calvert, TX, US
Mitchell -- Unknown
Willis Moody 30 L L Aug 28, 1898 Clarksburg, WV, US
Oscar Owens 35 R R 5' 6.0" 155 Sep 7, 1893 Reidsville, NC, US
Dick Ross -- Unknown
George Scales 28 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Aug 16, 1900 Talladega, AL, US
Jake Stephens 29 R R 5' 7.0" 150 Feb 10, 1900 York, PA, US
Sam Streeter 28 R L 5' 7.0" 180 Sep 17, 1900 New Market, AL, US
Joe Strong 26 L R 5' 9.0" 190 Aug 4, 1902 Jackson, KY, US
Clint Thomas 32 R R 5' 9.0" 186 Nov 25, 1896 Greenup, KY, US
Pop Turner -- R R Unknown
Jap Washington 32 R R 6' 3.0" 230 Sep 13, 1896 Dunbar, PA, US
Charles Williams 34 L L 5' 6.0" 165 Sep 24, 1894 Tanners, VA, US
Smokey Joe Williams 44 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Apr 6, 1885 Seguin, TX, US

About the Negro League Data

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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.

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