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1945 Homestead Grays

1945 > Class Negro Majors > 1945 Negro National League
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Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: n/a
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1944 / 1946

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 Sam Bankhead 34 60 59 4 19 3 0 0 6 1 1 .322 .333 .373 .706 22 0
2 Ray Battle 27 41 38 4 6 1 1 0 6 0 2 .158 .200 .237 .437 9 1
3 Cool Papa Bell# 42 82 71 15 27 2 0 0 8 0 11 .380 .463 .408 .872 29 0
4 Jerry Benjamin# 35 85 80 12 21 5 0 0 8 0 5 .263 .306 .325 .631 26 0
5 Garnett Blair* 23 9 9 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667 4 0
6 Ray Brown# 37 23 21 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .048 .091 .048 .139 1 1
7 Ernest Carter* 42 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
8 Austin Davis -- 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0
9 Robert Gaston 35 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
10 Josh Gibson 33 75 65 13 18 2 4 2 15 0 10 .277 .373 .523 .896 34 0
11 Vic Harris* 40 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 3 0
12 Dave Hoskins* 19 75 70 10 20 4 1 0 8 0 5 .286 .333 .371 .705 26 0
13 Red House 32 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
14 Jerry Jackson -- 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0
15 Norman Jackson 35 51 49 6 12 3 1 0 4 1 2 .245 .275 .347 .621 17 0
16 John Leftwich -- 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0
17 Buck Leonard* 37 70 64 8 18 1 2 0 9 0 6 .281 .343 .359 .702 23 0
18 John Lewis? -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
19 Page? -- 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
20 Edsall Walker# 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
21 R.T. Walker 30 7 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0
22 Roy Welmaker# 31 22 22 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 .227 .227 .227 .455 5 0
23 Jud Wilson* 49 36 33 5 11 0 0 1 8 0 2 .333 .371 .424 .796 14 1
24 John Wright 28 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
24 Players 33.9
* - 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 Garnett Blair 23 8 1 .889 9 6 1 76.2 66 24 9 35 0 0 0.978 7.7 1.1 4.1 3.89
2 Fred Blaylock? -- 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 5.0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0.800 5.4 1.8 3.6 2.00
3 Ray Brown 37 2 4 .333 6 4 0 45.0 60 40 6 19 0 1 1.467 12.0 1.2 3.8 3.17
4 Ernest Carter 42 2 0 1.000 2 1 0 23.2 20 11 3 6 0 0 0.972 7.6 1.1 2.3 2.00
5 Dave Hoskins 19 0 1 .000 1 1 0 10.2 14 4 2 12 1 0 1.500 11.8 1.7 10.1 6.00
6 John Leftwich -- 3 0 1.000 4 2 1 28.0 26 3 3 14 0 0 1.036 8.4 1.0 4.5 4.67
7 John Lewis? -- 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 2 1 3 3 0 1 1.875 6.8 10.1 10.1 1.00
8 Edsall Walker* 34 1 3 .250 4 1 0 28.0 43 30 7 13 0 0 1.786 13.8 2.2 4.2 1.86
9 R.T. Walker 30 1 0 1.000 3 0 0 23.2 25 12 5 11 0 0 1.268 9.5 1.9 4.2 2.20
10 Roy Welmaker* 31 8 4 .667 11 10 0 110.2 95 31 21 66 0 0 1.048 7.7 1.7 5.4 3.14
11 John Wright 28 1 2 .333 3 3 1 28.0 21 14 4 15 0 0 0.893 6.8 1.3 4.8 3.75
11 Players 30.3
* - 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
Sam Bankhead 34 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 18, 1910 Sulligent, AL, US
Ray Battle 27 R R 5' 11.0" 155 Mar 17, 1918 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Cool Papa Bell 42 S L 6' 0.0" 155 May 17, 1903 Starkville, MS, US
Jerry Benjamin 35 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
Garnett Blair 23 L R 6' 3.0" 215 Jul 31, 1921 East Carnegie, PA, US
Fred Blaylock -- Unknown
Ray Brown 37 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Thomas Butts 25 R R 5' 7.0" 140 Aug 27, 1919 Sparta, GA, US
Ernest Carter 42 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Dec 8, 1902 Harpersville, AL, US
Austin Davis -- R R Unknown
Robert Gaston 35 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 19, 1910 Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson 33 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris 40 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Dave Hoskins 19 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 3, 1925 Greenwood, MS, US
Red House 32 R R 6' 1.0" 1913 Holly Springs, MS, US
Jerry Jackson -- R R Unknown
Norman Jackson 35 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 13, 1909 Washington, DC, US
John Leftwich -- R R 5' 10.0" 190 Unknown Duquesne, PA, US
Buck Leonard 37 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
John Lewis -- Unknown
Page -- Unknown
Edsall Walker 34 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
R.T. Walker 30 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 20, 1914 Arboa, FL, US
Roy Welmaker 31 S L 6' 0.0" 200 Dec 6, 1913 Atlanta, GA, US
Jud Wilson 49 L L 5' 8.0" 195 Feb 28, 1896 Remington, VA, US
John Wright 28 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Nov 28, 1916 New Orleans, LA, US

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