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1948 Birmingham Black Barons

1948 > Class Negro Majors > 1948 Negro American League
Overall: n/a

Manager: n/a
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1947 / 1949

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Lloyd Bassett#37786862460211110.353.436.529.965360
2Herman Bell--55471215300716.319.396.383.779182
3John Britton2914113418276101814.
4Lorenzo Davis3013612727459222149.354.397.504.901640
5Bill Greason23272356200303.261.346.348.69481
6Wiley Griggs23151343100002.231.333.308.64140
7Jay Heard*283320000000.
8Willie Mays17736191620012012.262.384.295.679180
9Jimmy Newberry29292626010502.231.286.308.59381
10Alonso Perry*25434039001603.225.279.300.579120
11Nat Pollard331100000000.
12Bill Powell*29232258100200.364.364.409.77391
13Bobby Robinson#35968612212301638.244.309.337.646292
14Joe Scott*3010083122162216116.253.374.446.820371
15Ed Steele*31132108283222319723.296.420.435.855471
16Joe Wiley293311000000.333.333.333.66710
17Samuel Williams*254300000000.
18Artie Wilson*27153138315967018515.428.484.5721.056790
19Stephen Zapp24908114215031009.259.333.432.765350
19 Players28.7
* - 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
1Bill Greason2374.636105189.186463454121.3438.
2Jay Heard*28301.0001009.0171024002.11117.
3Jimmy Newberry2974.63652080.284341543231.2279.
4Alonso Perry2541.800103060.274412029221.54911.
5Nat Pollard33001008.09812001.25010.
6Bill Powell2973.700136285.181452557011.2428.
7Samuel Williams2502.00031024.1391695001.97314.
7 Players26.5
* - 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
Lloyd Bassett37SR6' 3.0"225Aug 5, 1910Baton Rouge, LA, US
Herman Bell--RR5' 11.0"195Unknown
John Britton29RR5' 8.0"160Apr 21, 1919Mount Vernon, GA, US
Lorenzo Davis30RR6' 3.0"188Jul 3, 1917Piper, AL, US
Bill Greason23RR5' 10.0"170Sep 3, 1924Atlanta, GA, US
Wiley Griggs23RR5' 11.0"160Mar 24, 1925Union Springs, AL, US
Jay Heard28LL5' 7.0"155Jan 17, 1920Athens, GA, US
Willie Mays17RR5' 10.0"170May 6, 1931Westfield, AL, US
Jimmy Newberry29RR5' 10.0"170Jun 26, 1919Camden, AL, US
Alonso Perry25LR6' 3.0"200Apr 14, 1923Birmingham, AL, US
Nat Pollard33RR5' 10.0"175Jan 24, 1915Alabama City, AL, US
Bill Powell29LR6' 0.0"195May 8, 1919Comer, GA, US
Bobby Robinson35SR5' 8.0"180Apr 1, 1913Oklahoma City, OK, US
Joe Scott30LL5' 11.0"175Jun 15, 1918Shreveport, LA, US
Ed Steele31LR5' 10.0"195Aug 8, 1916Selma, AL, US
Joe Wiley29RRAug 27, 1918New Orleans, LA, US
Samuel Williams25LR5' 11.0"175Oct 13, 1922Birmingham, AL, US
Artie Wilson27LR5' 10.0"162Oct 28, 1920Jefferson County, AL, US
Stephen Zapp24RR6' 2.0"215Apr 18, 1924Nashville, TN, US

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