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1939 Homestead Grays

1939 > Class Negro Majors > 1939 Negro National League
Overall: n/a

Manager: n/a
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1938 / 1940

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Sam Bankhead281028815293216514.330.422.443.865390
2Jerry Benjamin#29282716000301.
3J. Brown?--5500000000.
4Ray Brown#3165611215301314.246.292.344.637210
5Davis?--393838200201. for 2 teams
6Robert Gaston292200000000.
7Josh Gibson2795742227321022320.365.500.8651.365641
8Vic Harris*348678613401107.
9Norman Jackson2989821618121615.220.264.317.581262
10Buck Leonard*319872233050523217.417.528.6941.223509
11Tom Parker274945813012703.289.333.467.800211
12Roy Partlow*28212013000001.
13Tom Roberts--141121000103.
14Jake Spearman2895901724231404.267.298.389.687351
15Henry Turner252626311010000.423.423.500.923130Stats for 2 teams
16Edsall Walker#28252516101300.240.240.400.640100
17Dave Whatley*2478781524220610.308.308.385.692300
17 Players28.6
* - 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
1Ray Brown3161.85777164.265301217001.1919.
2Louis Dula27001002.05400002.50022.50.00.0
3Tom Parker2713.25022022.0251554001.36410.
4Roy Partlow*2822.50054142.036141110101.1197.
5Tom Roberts--21.66733023.0301660001.56511.
6Edsall Walker*2823.40076054.059331610001.3899.
6 Players28.8
* - 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
Sam Bankhead28RR5' 8.0"175Sep 18, 1910Sulligent, AL, US
Jerry Benjamin29SR5' 9.0"165Nov 9, 1909Montgomery, AL, US
J. Brown--Unknown
Ray Brown31SR6' 1.0"195Feb 23, 1908Alger, OH, US
Louis Dula27RR5' 11.0"180Mar 23, 1912Cincinnati, OH, US
Robert Gaston29RR6' 1.0"185Mar 19, 1910Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson27RR6' 1.0"220Dec 21, 1911Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris34LR5' 8.0"165Jun 10, 1905Pensacola, FL, US
Norman Jackson29RR5' 10.0"165Sep 13, 1909Washington, DC, US
Buck Leonard31LL5' 10.0"185Sep 8, 1907Rocky Mount, NC, US
Tom Parker27RR6' 1.0"235Feb 12, 1912Alexandria, LA, US
Roy Partlow28LL6' 0.0"180Jun 8, 1911Washington, GA, US
Tom Roberts--RR5' 10.0"175Unknown
Jake Spearman28RR5' 11.0"1801911Arkadelphia, AR, US
Henry Turner25RR5' 11.0"170Sep 26, 1913Lloyd, FL, US
Edsall Walker28SL5' 11.0"215Sep 15, 1910Catskill, NY, US
Dave Whatley24LR5' 10.0"170Nov 10, 1914Griffin, GA, 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