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1927 > Class Negro Majors > 1927 Negro National League
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Represented: Cleveland, OH
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Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
John Barnes 23 L R 240 Feb 12, 1904 Camden, SC, US
George Brannigan -- Unknown
Nelson Dean 28 1899 Muskogee, OK, US
George Dixon 31 L R Jan 4, 1896 Greenwood, SC, US
Ernest Duff -- R R Unknown
Pete Duncan -- L R Unknown
Bill Evans 28 S R 6' 0.0" 160 Mar 30, 1899 Louisville, KY, US
Art Hancock -- Unknown
James Leonard -- S R Unknown
Willie Miles -- Unknown
Dimp Miller 30 L L Jan 28, 1897 Omaha, NE, US
Squire Moore 30 R R 6' 0.0" 183 Jan 26, 1897 Moorsbury, TN, US
Orville Riggins 27 R R 1900 Colp, IL, US
Harold Ross -- Unknown Lorain, OH, US
Bob Saunders 25 1902 Roslyn, WA, US
Willie Spearman 27 R Dec, 1899 Arkadelphia, AR, US
Frank Stevens -- R L Unknown Buffalo, NY, US
Tack Summers -- R R Unknown
Dan Thomas -- Unknown
Eddie Watts -- R R Unknown
Edgar Wesley 36 L L 5' 11.0" May 2, 1891 Waco, TX, US
Charles Zomphier 21 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Feb 18, 1906 St. Louis, MO, 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