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1940 Toledo/Indianapolis Crawfords

1940 > Class Negro Majors > 1940 Negro American League
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Manager: n/a
Represented: Toledo, OH and Indianapolis, IN
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Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1939

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1James Bell2310821000002.125.300.125.42510
2Junius Bibbs#2950451015120514.333.388.444.832201Stats for 2 teams
3Oscar Charleston*435403000101.750.800.7501.55030
4Buzz Clarkson251039422324173129.340.398.6281.026590Stats for 2 teams
5Bad News Hall2110902000001.222.300.222.52220
6Bill Harvey*321100000010.
7Dan Henderson--10911001101.111.200.444.64440
8Connie Johnson173300000000.
9Jimmy Johnson*184401000000.
10Dewitt Owens--10910000011.
12John Smith#21151323000102.231.333.231.56430
13Willie Spencer--11804000213.500.636.5001.13640
14Henry Turner26262324100203. for 2 teams
15James Wilson--333036100043. for 2 teams
16John Wright237700000000.
16 Players25.5
* - 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
1Connie Johnson1701.0001108.28514001.0388.
2Jimmy Johnson*1801.0001107.07433001.4299.
3John Wright2302.00022017.015737111.0597. for 2 teams
3 Players20.2
* - 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
James Bell23RR1917
Junius Bibbs29SR5' 10.0"175Oct 31, 1910Henderson, KY, US
Oscar Charleston43LL6' 0.0"200Oct 14, 1896Indianapolis, IN, US
Buzz Clarkson25RR5' 11.0"210Mar 13, 1915Hopkins, SC, US
Bad News Hall21RR1919Galveston, TX, US
Bill Harvey32LL5' 8.0"175Mar 23, 1908Clarksdale, MS, US
Dan Henderson--RRUnknownStambaugh, CT, US
Connie Johnson17RR6' 4.0"200Dec 27, 1922Stone Mountain, GA, US
Jimmy Johnson18LL6' 1.0"1701922Akron, OH, US
Dewitt Owens--RRUnknown
John Smith21SR6' 1.0"198Jan 9, 1919Phoenix, AZ, US
Willie Spencer--RRUnknownMuskegon, MI, US
Henry Turner26RR5' 11.0"170Sep 26, 1913Lloyd, FL, US
James Wilson--RRUnknown
John Wright23RR5' 11.0"172Nov 28, 1916New Orleans, LA, US

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