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1920 Chicago American Giants

1920 > Class Negro Majors > 1920 Negro National League
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Manager: Rube Foster
Represented: Chicago, IL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1919 / 1921

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Rudolph Ash 20 Nov 2, 1899 South Bend, IN, US
Eddie Boyd 27 5' 6.0" 172 Jan 23, 1893 St. Louis, MO, US
Fred Boyd 22 Jun 23, 1898 Blocton, AL, US
Dave Brown 25 L L 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 9, 1895 Leon County, TX, US
Jim Brown 27 S R 6' 0.0" 205 1893
Jim Brown 28 S R 5' 11.0" 185 May 16, 1892 San Marcos, TX, US
M. Brown -- Unknown
Bingo DeMoss 30 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 5, 1889 Topeka, KS, US
George Dixon 24 L R Jan 4, 1896 Greenwood, SC, US
Buck Ewing 17 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jan 31, 1903 Massillon, OH, US
Judy Gans 33 L L 5' 11.0" 172 Jul 16, 1886 Washington, PA, US
Floyd Gardner 24 L R 5' 8.0" 160 Sep 27, 1895 Russellville, AR, US
Gerhart -- Unknown
Leroy Grant 31 R R 5' 11.0" 174 Apr 15, 1889 Houston, TX, US
Johnson -- Unknown
Tom Johnson -- R R Unknown
Tommy Johnson -- Unknown
Dave Malarcher 25 S R 5' 7.0" 150 Oct 18, 1894 Union, LA, US
Jack Marshall 27 R R May 11, 1893 Carrollton, MO, US
Jack Marshall -- Unknown Kansas City, MO, US
Milton -- Unknown
Dink Mothell 22 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Aug 13, 1897 Topeka, KS, US
John Reese 25 Apr 19, 1895 Pensacola, FL, US
Bill Riggins 20 S R 5' 8.0" Feb 7, 1900 Colp, IL, US
Orville Riggins 20 R R 1900 Colp, IL, US
Taylor -- Unknown
Candy Jim Taylor 36 R R Feb 1, 1884 Anderson, SC, US
John Taylor -- R Unknown
Cristobal Torriente 26 L L 5' 9.0" 190 Nov 16, 1893 Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, CU
Frank Warfield 23 R R 5' 7.0" 160 Apr 26, 1897 Indianapolis, IN, US
Frank Wickware 32 R R Mar 18, 1888 Girard, KS, US
Wiggins -- Unknown
Bobby Williams 24 R R 5' 5.0" 140 Sep 30, 1895 New Orleans, LA, US
C. Williams -- Unknown
Tom Williams -- R R 5' 11.0" 1936 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Tom Williams 23 R R Sep 28, 1896 Charleston, SC, 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