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1946 Homestead Grays

1946 > Class Negro Majors > 1946 Negro National League
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Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Other Years: 1945 / 1947

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Sam Bankhead 35 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 18, 1910 Sulligent, AL, US
Cool Papa Bell 43 S L 6' 0.0" 155 May 17, 1903 Starkville, MS, US
Jerry Benjamin 36 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
Garnett Blair 24 L R 6' 3.0" 215 Jul 31, 1921 East Carnegie, PA, US
Matthew Carlisle 36 R R 5' 6.0" 145 Feb 5, 1910 Wenonah, AL, US
Casper -- Unknown
Howard Easterling 34 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 26, 1911 Mount Olive, MS, US
Red Fields 23 R R 6' 3.0" 215 Aug 2, 1922 Manassas, VA, US
Josh Gibson 34 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Hal Hairston 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 6, 1922 Raleigh, WV, US
Dave Hoskins 20 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 3, 1925 Greenwood, MS, US
Clarence Isreal 28 R R 5' 5.0" 160 Feb 15, 1918 Marietta, GA, US
Buck Leonard 38 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Luis Marquez 20 R R 5' 10.0" 174 Oct 28, 1925 Aguadilla, PR
Eudie Napier 33 L R 5' 9.0" 190 Jan 3, 1913 Baldwin County, GA, US
Alonso Perry 23 L R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 14, 1923 Birmingham, AL, US
Phillips -- Unknown
Dave Pope 25 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 17, 1921 Talladega, AL, US
Double Duty Radcliffe 43 R R 5' 8.0" 235 Jul 7, 1902 Mobile, AL, US
Genie Smith 30 S R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 23, 1916 St. Louis, MO, US
Frank Thompson 27 L L 5' 4.0" 150 Oct 23, 1918 Merryville, AL, US
Bob Thurman 29 L L 6' 1.0" 205 May 14, 1917 Kellyville, OK, US
R.T. Walker 31 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 20, 1914 Arboa, FL, US
Ciscero Warren 26 L L 5' 9.0" 155 Oct 20, 1919 Baltimore, MD, US
Frank Williams 27 L L Aug 21, 1918 Newport, KY, US
Dan Wilson 32 S R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 13, 1913 St. Louis, MO, US
Leroy Young -- R R Unknown

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.

Details about our NLB Data