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1948 Birmingham Black Barons

1948 > Class Negro Majors > 1948 Negro American League
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Manager: n/a
Represented: Birmingham, AL
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Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1947 / 1949

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Lloyd Bassett# 37 78 68 6 24 6 0 2 11 1 10 .353 .436 .529 .965 36 0
2 Herman Bell -- 55 47 12 15 3 0 0 7 1 6 .319 .396 .383 .779 18 2
3 John Britton 29 141 134 18 27 6 1 0 18 1 4 .201 .225 .261 .486 35 3
4 Lorenzo Davis 30 136 127 27 45 9 2 2 21 4 9 .354 .397 .504 .901 64 0
5 Bill Greason 23 27 23 5 6 2 0 0 3 0 3 .261 .346 .348 .694 8 1
6 Wiley Griggs 23 15 13 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .333 .308 .641 4 0
7 Jay Heard* 28 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
8 Willie Mays 17 73 61 9 16 2 0 0 12 0 12 .262 .384 .295 .679 18 0
9 Jimmy Newberry 29 29 26 2 6 0 1 0 5 0 2 .231 .286 .308 .593 8 1
10 Alonso Perry* 25 43 40 3 9 0 0 1 6 0 3 .225 .279 .300 .579 12 0
11 Nat Pollard 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
12 Bill Powell* 29 23 22 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 .364 .364 .409 .773 9 1
13 Bobby Robinson# 35 96 86 12 21 2 3 0 16 3 8 .244 .309 .337 .646 29 2
14 Joe Scott* 30 100 83 12 21 6 2 2 16 1 16 .253 .374 .446 .820 37 1
15 Ed Steele* 31 132 108 28 32 2 2 3 19 7 23 .296 .420 .435 .855 47 1
16 Joe Wiley 29 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0
17 Samuel Williams* 25 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
18 Artie Wilson* 27 153 138 31 59 6 7 0 18 5 15 .428 .484 .572 1.056 79 0
19 Stephen Zapp 24 90 81 14 21 5 0 3 10 0 9 .259 .333 .432 .765 35 0
19 Players 28.7
* - 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
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Bill Greason 23 7 4 .636 10 5 1 89.1 86 46 34 54 1 2 1.343 8.7 3.4 5.4 1.59
2 Jay Heard* 28 3 0 1.000 1 0 0 9.0 17 10 2 4 0 0 2.111 17.0 2.0 4.0 2.00
3 Jimmy Newberry 29 7 4 .636 5 2 0 80.2 84 34 15 43 2 3 1.227 9.4 1.7 4.8 2.87
4 Alonso Perry 25 4 1 .800 10 3 0 60.2 74 41 20 29 2 2 1.549 11.0 3.0 4.3 1.45
5 Nat Pollard 33 0 0 1 0 0 8.0 9 8 1 2 0 0 1.250 10.1 1.1 2.2 2.00
6 Bill Powell 29 7 3 .700 13 6 2 85.1 81 45 25 57 0 1 1.242 8.5 2.6 6.0 2.28
7 Samuel Williams 25 0 2 .000 3 1 0 24.1 39 16 9 5 0 0 1.973 14.4 3.3 1.8 0.56
7 Players 26.5
* - 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
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Lloyd Bassett 37 S R 6' 3.0" 225 Aug 5, 1910 Baton Rouge, LA, US
Herman Bell -- R R 5' 11.0" 195 Unknown
John Britton 29 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Apr 21, 1919 Mount Vernon, GA, US
Lorenzo Davis 30 R R 6' 3.0" 188 Jul 3, 1917 Piper, AL, US
Bill Greason 23 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 3, 1924 Atlanta, GA, US
Wiley Griggs 23 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Mar 24, 1925 Union Springs, AL, US
Jay Heard 28 L L 5' 7.0" 155 Jan 17, 1920 Athens, GA, US
Willie Mays 17 R R 5' 10.0" 170 May 6, 1931 Westfield, AL, US
Jimmy Newberry 29 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jun 26, 1919 Camden, AL, US
Alonso Perry 25 L R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 14, 1923 Birmingham, AL, US
Nat Pollard 33 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jan 24, 1915 Alabama City, AL, US
Bill Powell 29 L R 6' 0.0" 195 May 8, 1919 Comer, GA, US
Bobby Robinson 35 S R 5' 8.0" 180 Apr 1, 1913 Oklahoma City, OK, US
Joe Scott 30 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 15, 1918 Shreveport, LA, US
Ed Steele 31 L R 5' 10.0" 195 Aug 8, 1916 Selma, AL, US
Joe Wiley 29 R R Aug 27, 1918 New Orleans, LA, US
Samuel Williams 25 L R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 13, 1922 Birmingham, AL, US
Artie Wilson 27 L R 5' 10.0" 162 Oct 28, 1920 Jefferson County, AL, US
Stephen Zapp 24 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Apr 18, 1924 Nashville, TN, US

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