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1940 Homestead Grays

1940 > Class Negro Majors > 1940 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: 1939 / 1941

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 Red Bass -- 15 14 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 .286 .333 .286 .619 4 0 Stats for 2 teams
2 Jerry Benjamin# 30 166 150 32 47 3 2 1 20 11 13 .313 .368 .380 .748 57 3
3 George Britt 44 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 Stats for 2 teams
4 Ray Brown# 32 82 76 11 22 1 2 1 12 0 4 .289 .325 .395 .720 30 2
5 Matthew Carlisle 30 185 171 23 50 5 5 3 29 5 13 .292 .342 .433 .775 74 1
6 Howard Easterling# 28 188 171 34 56 8 4 2 38 2 15 .327 .382 .456 .838 78 2
7 Glen Ellis* -- 10 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 Stats for 3 teams
8 Willie Ferrell -- 13 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 3 1
9 Red Fields 17 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0
10 Robert Gaston 30 96 80 7 20 7 0 0 16 0 14 .250 .362 .338 .699 27 2
11 Josh Gibson 28 9 6 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 .167 .444 .667 1.111 4 0
12 John Hamilton* -- 33 33 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 .212 .212 .273 .485 9 0
13 Vic Harris* 35 183 168 34 45 4 5 1 30 1 13 .268 .320 .369 .689 62 2
14 James Hicks -- 7 7 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .571 .571 1.000 1.571 7 0
15 Norman Jackson 30 151 138 17 28 2 1 0 21 3 9 .203 .252 .232 .484 32 4
16 Jeff Jeffries? -- 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0
17 Josh Johnson 27 29 27 5 8 1 1 1 7 0 2 .296 .345 .519 .863 14 0
18 Buck Leonard* 32 191 162 42 59 12 3 7 42 4 27 .364 .455 .605 1.060 98 2
19 Sam Marcell 23 13 11 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273 .385 .455 .839 5 0
20 Neal? -- 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
21 Tom Roberts -- 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
22 Earnest Smith -- 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
23 Willie Stevenson? -- 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
24 Edsall Walker# 29 39 37 3 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 .162 .184 .162 .346 6 1
25 Dave Whatley* 25 197 185 37 50 9 2 1 29 8 11 .270 .311 .357 .668 66 1
26 Jud Wilson* 44 95 81 14 22 4 0 0 17 0 14 .272 .379 .321 .700 26 0
26 Players 30.8
* - 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 32 15 4 .789 19 19 3 169.0 136 49 30 62 2 0 0.982 7.2 1.6 3.3 2.07
2 Carroll? -- 0 0 inf 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00
3 Glen Ellis* -- 1 1 .500 2 1 0 19.0 32 25 1 4 0 0 1.737 15.2 0.5 1.9 4.00 Stats for 3 teams
4 Willie Ferrell -- 2 1 .667 3 2 0 34.0 33 24 9 10 1 0 1.235 8.7 2.4 2.6 1.11
5 Red Fields 17 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0.545 4.9 0.0 2.5
6 John Hamilton -- 5 3 .625 9 4 0 61.0 72 44 17 36 1 0 1.459 10.6 2.5 5.3 2.12
7 James Hicks -- 2 1 .667 4 1 0 22.1 24 23 21 3 2 1 2.015 9.7 8.5 1.2 0.14
8 Jeff Jeffries? -- 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 4.1 6 2 3 0 0 0 2.077 12.5 6.2 0.0 0.00
9 Neal? -- 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 9 7 0 2 0 0 1.800 16.2 0.0 3.6
10 Tom Roberts -- 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 9.0 8 6 0 5 0 0 0.889 8.0 0.0 5.0 Stats for 2 teams
11 Eddie Sampson? -- 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 4 0 1 0 0 2.182 19.6 0.0 2.5
12 Willie Stevenson? -- 1 1 .500 2 1 0 15.1 12 11 7 5 1 0 1.239 7.0 4.1 2.9 0.71
13 Edsall Walker* 29 9 5 .643 13 7 1 97.2 104 57 41 44 2 0 1.485 9.6 3.8 4.1 1.07
13 Players 30.8
* - 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
Red Bass -- R R 6' 0.0" 170 Unknown
Jerry Benjamin 30 S R 5' 9.0" 165 Nov 9, 1909 Montgomery, AL, US
George Britt 44 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Jul 6, 1895 Lexington, KY, US
Ray Brown 32 S R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 23, 1908 Alger, OH, US
Matthew Carlisle 30 R R 5' 6.0" 145 Feb 5, 1910 Wenonah, AL, US
Carroll -- Unknown
Howard Easterling 28 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 26, 1911 Mount Olive, MS, US
Glen Ellis -- L L 5' 11.0" 170 Unknown
Willie Ferrell -- R R 5' 10.0" 165 Unknown Bessemer, AL, US
Red Fields 17 R R 6' 3.0" 215 Aug 2, 1922 Manassas, VA, US
Robert Gaston 30 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 19, 1910 Chattanooga, TN, US
Josh Gibson 28 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Dec 21, 1911 Buena Vista, GA, US
John Hamilton -- L R 5' 10.0" 180 Unknown
Vic Harris 35 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Jun 10, 1905 Pensacola, FL, US
James Hicks -- R R 6' 1.0" 195 Unknown
Norman Jackson 30 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 13, 1909 Washington, DC, US
Jeff Jeffries -- Unknown
Josh Johnson 27 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 25, 1913 Evergreen, AL, US
Buck Leonard 32 L L 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 8, 1907 Rocky Mount, NC, US
Sam Marcell 23 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Sep 1, 1916 New Orleans, LA, US
Neal -- Unknown
Alonso Perry 17 L R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 14, 1923 Birmingham, AL, US
Tom Roberts -- R R 5' 10.0" 175 Unknown
Eddie Sampson -- Unknown
Earnest Smith -- R R Unknown
Willie Stevenson -- Unknown
Edsall Walker 29 S L 5' 11.0" 215 Sep 15, 1910 Catskill, NY, US
Dave Whatley 25 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 10, 1914 Griffin, GA, US
Jud Wilson 44 L L 5' 8.0" 195 Feb 28, 1896 Remington, VA, US

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