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1938 > Class Negro Majors > 1938 Negro National League
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Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
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Other Years: 1937 / 1939

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Clifford Allen -- R R Unknown
Jerry Benjamin 28 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
Ray Brown 30 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Matthew Carlisle 28 R R 5' 6.0" 145 Feb 5, 1910 Wenonah, AL, US
Tommy Dukes 31 L R 5' 9.0" 160 Sep 24, 1906 Picayune, MS, US
Louis Dula 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 23, 1912 Cincinnati, OH, US
Josh Gibson 26 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Leo Hannibal 33 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jun 7, 1905 Indianapolis, IN, US
Vic Harris 33 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Norman Jackson 28 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 13, 1909 Washington, DC, US
Jack Johnson -- R R 6' 0.0" 190 Unknown
Obie Lackey 34 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Oct 6, 1903 Grand Rapids, MI, US
Buck Leonard 30 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Marlowe -- Unknown
Tom Parker 26 R R 6' 1.0" 235 Feb 12, 1912 Alexandria, LA, US
Roy Partlow 27 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 8, 1911 Washington, GA, US
Javier Perez 23 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1915 San Antonio de los Banos, La Habana, CU
Jake Spearman 27 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1911 Arkadelphia, AR, US
James Starks -- R R 6' 2.0" 225 Unknown Newark, NJ, US
Edsall Walker 27 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
George Walker 23 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 5, 1915 Waco, TX, US
Roy Welmaker 24 S L 6' 0.0" 200 Dec 6, 1913 Atlanta, GA, US
James Williams -- R R 6' 1.0" 200 Unknown

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