Negro National League (Negro Majors) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
1948Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1947Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1946Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1945Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1944Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1943Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1942Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1941Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1940Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1939Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars
1938Baltimore Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Washington Black Senators
1937Homestead Grays, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Washington Elite Giants
1936Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Newark Eagles, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Washington Elite Giants
1935Brooklyn Eagles, Chicago American Giants, Columbus Elite Giants, Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Newark Dodgers, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords
1934Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, Baltimore Black Sox, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Red Sox, Nashville Elite Giants, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords
1933Akron Black Tyrites, Baltimore Black Sox, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Giants, Columbus Blue Birds, Detroit Stars, Homestead Grays, Nashville Elite Giants, Pittsburgh Crawfords
1931Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Cubs, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Louisville White Sox, St. Louis Stars
1930Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, Nashville Elite Giants, St. Louis Stars
1929Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars
1928Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Tigers, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars
1927Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Hornets, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars
1926Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Elites, Cuban Stars West, Dayton Marcos, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, St. Louis Stars
1925Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars
1924Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Browns, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, St. Louis Stars
1923Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Tate Stars, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Memphis Red Sox, Milwaukee Bears, St. Louis Stars, Toledo Tigers
1922Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Tate Stars, Cuban Stars West, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, Pittsburgh Keystones, St. Louis Stars
1921Chicago American Giants, Chicago Giants, Cincinnati Cuban Stars (West), Columbus Buckeyes, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, St. Louis Giants
1920Chicago American Giants, Chicago Giants, Cincinnati Cuban Stars (West), Dayton Marcos, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, St. Louis Giants

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

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 Seamheads.com.

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.

Completeness

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

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