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1944 Chicago American Giants

1944 > Class Negro Majors > 1944 Negro American League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: n/a
Represented: Chicago, IL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1943 / 1945

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 Herb Barnhill 30 18 17 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0
2 Junius Bibbs# 33 15 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .231 .333 .308 .641 4 0 Stats for 2 teams
3 John Bissant 30 43 43 6 13 3 2 0 5 0 0 .302 .302 .465 .767 20 0
4 T.J. Brown 22 28 27 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .259 .296 .556 8 1 Stats for 2 teams
5 Jimmie Crutchfield* 34 40 38 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 .211 .231 .237 .468 9 1 Stats for 2 teams
6 Lloyd Davenport* 32 51 47 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 4 .213 .275 .213 .487 10 0 Stats for 2 teams
7 Jesse Douglas* 28 44 41 5 18 2 3 0 4 1 3 .439 .477 .634 1.111 26 0
8 Buck Felder 25 16 14 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .214 .464 3 0 Stats for 2 teams
9 Rufus Hatten 23 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
10 Samuel Jackson -- 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0
11 Joseph Jessup 29 27 27 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .148 .185 .333 5 0
12 Al Jones -- 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0
13 Henry McCall* 36 9 9 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 6 0
14 Gready McKinnis 30 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0
15 George Minor 24 17 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .214 .353 .214 .567 3 0
16 Clyde Nelson 22 38 37 2 7 0 1 0 4 1 1 .189 .211 .243 .454 9 0
17 Art Pennington# 21 42 40 7 14 2 0 1 5 2 2 .350 .381 .475 .856 19 0
18 Alec Radcliffe 38 41 38 3 14 2 1 1 6 2 2 .368 .400 .553 .953 21 1 Stats for 2 teams
19 Robert Sharpe? 25 6 6 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .833 1.333 5 0 Stats for 2 teams
20 Gene Smith 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
21 Jake Smith -- 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .077 .200 .077 .277 1 0
22 John Smith -- 22 20 2 9 1 0 0 3 2 2 .450 .500 .500 1.000 10 0
23 Leroy Sutton 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
24 Bundy Trehearn -- 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0
25 Allie Waldon -- 15 13 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .231 .333 .385 .718 5 0
26 Willie Wells 21 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 Stats for 2 teams
27 Ralph Wyatt 26 11 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .273 .273 .545 3 0
27 Players 28.4
* - 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 Lloyd Davenport* 32 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0
2 Glen Ellis* -- 1 1 .500 2 1 0 16.0 15 2 10 5 0 0 1.562 8.4 5.6 2.8 0.50 Stats for 2 teams
3 Joseph Jessup 29 5 6 .455 10 8 0 79.1 71 31 13 35 0 0 1.059 8.1 1.5 4.0 2.69
4 Al Jones -- 0 4 .000 5 2 0 35.0 42 28 8 12 0 0 1.429 10.8 2.1 3.1 1.50 Stats for 2 teams
5 Gready McKinnis* 30 2 4 .333 6 4 1 43.0 47 22 5 20 0 2 1.209 9.8 1.0 4.2 4.00 Stats for 2 teams
6 Robert Sharpe? 25 0 1 .000 1 1 0 15.2 14 6 0 7 0 0 0.894 8.0 0.0 4.0 Stats for 2 teams
7 Leroy Sutton 23 0 2 .000 2 1 0 18.2 25 17 0 4 0 0 1.339 12.1 0.0 1.9
8 Bill West 30 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 5 4 1 3 1 0 0.900 6.8 1.4 4.0 3.00
8 Players 28.5
* - 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
Herb Barnhill 30 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 2, 1913 Hazlehurst, GA, US
Junius Bibbs 33 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 31, 1910 Henderson, KY, US
John Bissant 30 R R 5' 8.0" 180 Feb 19, 1914 New Orleans, LA, US
T.J. Brown 22 R R 5' 6.0" 170 1922 TX, US
Jimmie Crutchfield 34 L R 5' 7.0" 150 Mar 25, 1910 Ardmore, MO, US
Lloyd Davenport 32 L L 5' 4.0" 150 Oct 28, 1911 New Orleans, LA, US
Jesse Douglas 28 L R 5' 8.0" 170 Mar 27, 1916 Longview, TX, US
Glen Ellis -- L L 5' 11.0" 170 Unknown
Buck Felder 25 R R 5' 4.0" 140 Sep 25, 1918 Galveston, TX, US
Rufus Hatten 23 R R 5' 10.0" 164 1921 St. Paul, MN, US
Samuel Jackson -- R R Unknown St. Louis, MO, US
Joseph Jessup 29 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 11, 1914 Mount Airy, NC, US
Al Jones -- R R 5' 10.0" 165 Unknown
Henry McCall 36 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 6, 1907 Hattisburg, MS, US
Gready McKinnis 30 R L 6' 2.0" 170 Aug 11, 1913 Union, AL, US
George Minor 24 R R 5' 7.0" 155 1920 Fort Worth, TX, US
Clyde Nelson 22 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 1, 1921 Bradenton, FL, US
Art Pennington 21 S R 5' 11.0" 180 May 18, 1923 Memphis, TN, US
Alec Radcliffe 38 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Jul 26, 1905 Mobile, AL, US
Robert Sharpe 25 Dec 9, 1918 Rena Lara, MS, US
Gene Smith 32 R R 5' 8.0" 135 Nov 28, 1911 Key West, FL, US
Jake Smith -- R R Unknown
John Smith -- R L Unknown
Leroy Sutton 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 12, 1920 Cairo, IL, US
Bundy Trehearn -- R L Unknown
Allie Waldon -- R R Unknown
Willie Wells 21 R R 5' 5.0" 165 Oct 23, 1922 Austin, TX, US
Bill West 30 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Dec 28, 1913 Silsbee, TX, US
Ralph Wyatt 26 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 17, 1917 Chicago, IL, US

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