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1939 Homestead Grays

1939 > Class Negro Majors > 1939 Negro National League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: n/a
Represented: Pittsburgh, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1938 / 1940

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 28 102 88 15 29 3 2 1 6 5 14 .330 .422 .443 .865 39 0
2 Jerry Benjamin# 29 28 27 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 .222 .250 .222 .472 6 0
3 J. Brown? -- 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
4 Ray Brown# 31 65 61 12 15 3 0 1 3 1 4 .246 .292 .344 .637 21 0
5 Davis? -- 39 38 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 1 .211 .231 .263 .494 10 0 Stats for 2 teams
6 Robert Gaston 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
7 Josh Gibson 27 95 74 22 27 3 2 10 22 3 20 .365 .500 .865 1.365 64 1
8 Vic Harris* 34 86 78 6 13 4 0 1 1 0 7 .167 .235 .256 .492 20 1
9 Norman Jackson 29 89 82 16 18 1 2 1 6 1 5 .220 .264 .317 .581 26 2
10 Buck Leonard* 31 98 72 23 30 5 0 5 23 2 17 .417 .528 .694 1.223 50 9
11 Tom Parker 27 49 45 8 13 0 1 2 7 0 3 .289 .333 .467 .800 21 1
12 Roy Partlow* 28 21 20 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .190 .150 .340 3 0
13 Tom Roberts -- 14 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .091 .286 .091 .377 1 0
14 Jake Spearman 28 95 90 17 24 2 3 1 4 0 4 .267 .298 .389 .687 35 1
15 Henry Turner 25 26 26 3 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 .423 .423 .500 .923 13 0 Stats for 2 teams
16 Edsall Walker# 28 25 25 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 .240 .240 .400 .640 10 0
17 Dave Whatley* 24 78 78 15 24 2 2 0 6 1 0 .308 .308 .385 .692 30 0
17 Players 28.6
* - 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 Ray Brown 31 6 1 .857 7 7 1 64.2 65 30 12 17 0 0 1.191 9.0 1.7 2.4 1.42
2 Louis Dula 27 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 5 4 0 0 0 0 2.500 22.5 0.0 0.0
3 Tom Parker 27 1 3 .250 2 2 0 22.0 25 15 5 4 0 0 1.364 10.2 2.0 1.6 0.80
4 Roy Partlow* 28 2 2 .500 5 4 1 42.0 36 14 11 10 1 0 1.119 7.7 2.4 2.1 0.91
5 Tom Roberts -- 2 1 .667 3 3 0 23.0 30 16 6 0 0 0 1.565 11.7 2.3 0.0 0.00
6 Edsall Walker* 28 2 3 .400 7 6 0 54.0 59 33 16 10 0 0 1.389 9.8 2.7 1.7 0.63
6 Players 28.8
* - 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 28 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 18, 1910 Sulligent, AL, US
Jerry Benjamin 29 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
J. Brown -- Unknown
Ray Brown 31 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Davis -- Unknown
Louis Dula 27 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 23, 1912 Cincinnati, OH, US
Robert Gaston 29 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 19, 1910 Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson 27 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
Vic Harris 34 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
Norman Jackson 29 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 13, 1909 Washington, DC, US
Buck Leonard 31 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Tom Parker 27 R R 6' 1.0" 235 Feb 12, 1912 Alexandria, LA, US
Roy Partlow 28 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 8, 1911 Washington, GA, US
Tom Roberts -- R R 5' 10.0" 175 Unknown
Jake Spearman 28 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1911 Arkadelphia, AR, US
Henry Turner 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Sep 26, 1913 Lloyd, FL, US
Edsall Walker 28 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
Dave Whatley 24 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 10, 1914 Griffin, GA, US

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