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1940 Homestead Grays

1940 > Class Negro Majors > 1940 Negro National League
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Manager: n/a
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939 / 1941

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Red Bass--RR6' 0.0"170Unknown
Jerry Benjamin30SR5' 9.0"165Nov 9, 1909Montgomery, AL, US
George Britt44RR5' 8.0"175Jul 6, 1895Lexington, KY, US
Ray Brown32SR6' 1.0"195Feb 23, 1908Alger, OH, US
Matthew Carlisle30RR5' 6.0"145Feb 5, 1910Wenonah, AL, US
Howard Easterling28SR5' 10.0"175Nov 26, 1911Mount Olive, MS, US
Glen Ellis--LL5' 11.0"170Unknown
Willie Ferrell--RR5' 10.0"165UnknownBessemer, AL, US
Red Fields17RR6' 3.0"215Aug 2, 1922Manassas, VA, US
Robert Gaston30RR6' 1.0"185Mar 19, 1910Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson28RR6' 1.0"220Dec 21, 1911Buena Vista, GA, US
John Hamilton--LR5' 10.0"180Unknown
Vic Harris35LR5' 8.0"165Jun 10, 1905Pensacola, FL, US
James Hicks--RR6' 1.0"195Unknown
Norman Jackson30RR5' 10.0"165Sep 13, 1909Washington, DC, US
Jeff Jeffries--Unknown
Josh Johnson27RR6' 1.0"195Jan 25, 1913Evergreen, AL, US
Buck Leonard32LL5' 10.0"185Sep 8, 1907Rocky Mount, NC, US
Sam Marcell23RR6' 3.0"185Sep 1, 1916New Orleans, LA, US
Alonso Perry17LR6' 3.0"200Apr 14, 1923Birmingham, AL, US
Tom Roberts--RR5' 10.0"175Unknown
Eddie Sampson--Unknown
Earnest Smith--RRUnknown
Willie Stevenson--Unknown
Edsall Walker29SL5' 11.0"215Sep 15, 1910Catskill, NY, US
Dave Whatley25LR5' 10.0"170Nov 10, 1914Griffin, GA, US
Jud Wilson44LL5' 8.0"195Feb 28, 1896Remington, VA, 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.

Details about our NLB Data