1932 in the Negro Leagues

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1932 in the Negro Leagues


Standings[edit]

BOLD indicates League Champion

East-West League[edit]

Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester; Seamheads.com
Team G W L T Pct GB G W L T Pct GB
League Games All Games
Detroit Wolves 30 25 5 0 .833 -- 31 25 6 0 .806 --
Homestead Grays 41 25 15 1 .615 5 58 35 22 1 .614 3
Baltimore Black Sox 56 29 27 0 .518 9 67 33 34 0 .493 10
Pollock's Cuban Stars 22 10 12 0 .455 11 25 11 14 0 .440 11
Hilldale 29 11 18 0 .379 13.5 32 11 21 0 .344 14.5
Washington Pilots 46 17 29 0 .370 16 63 23 40 0 .365 18
Cleveland Stars 16 4 11 1 .267 13.5 18 5 12 1 .294 13
Newark Browns 4 0 4 0 .000 12 4 0 4 0 .000 11.5
Cuban Stars (East) 6 4 2 0 .667 8.5
Pittsburgh Crawfords 59 32 26 1 .552 6.5
New York Black Yankees 32 17 14 1 .548 8
Philadelphia Bacharach Giants 5 2 3 0 .400 10

Negro Southern League[edit]

Source: The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway
Rank Team G W L WPCT
1 Chicago American Giants 41 34 7 .829
2 Monroe Monarchs 40 33 7 .825
3 Nashville Elite Giants 37 24 13 .649
4 Montgomery Grey Sox 39 22 17 .564
5 Cleveland Cubs 40 22 18 .550
6 Memphis Red Sox 44 22 22 .500
7 Louisville Black Caps 30 13 17 .433
8 Indianapolis ABCs 33 14 19 .424
10 Little Rock Greys 6 3 3 .500
11 Atlanta Black Crackers 8 1 7 .125
Kansas City Monarchs 20 11 9 .550
Birmingham Black Barons 19 8 11 .421
Both the Columbus Blue Birds and Cuban House of David were league associate members.

Independent Teams[edit]

Source: Teams list from The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester; records are from The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway

Leading Players[edit]

Batters[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

Individual Accomplishments[edit]

The Crawfords' Satchel Paige pitched his first career no-hitter on July 15, beating the New York Black Yankees 6-0 at Greenlee Field in Pittsburgh.

Postseason[edit]

The championship of the Negro Southern League was disputed, with just percentage points separating Cole's American Giants and the Monroe Monarchs. No playoff was held, but the Monarchs played a postseason series with the independent Pittsburgh Crawfords, the Crawfords prevailing five games to one. It was referred to as a Negro World Series by both teams, but is not considered so by Negro League historians and researchers. The American Giants, who are generally considered to have won the NSL championship, and the Detroit Wolves, who won the East-West League title that year, did not engage in any post-season series.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas Aiello: The Kings of Casino Park: Black Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2011.


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