1948 in the Negro Leagues

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1948 in the Negro Leagues


Standings[edit]

BOLD indicates League Champion

Negro National League[edit]

Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester
Rank Team G W L WPCT
1 Pittsburgh Homestead Grays 58 38 20 0.655
2 Baltimore Elite Giants 71 45 26 0.634
3 Newark Eagles 57 29 28 0.509
4 Philadelphia Stars 52 24 28 0.462
5 New York Cubans 42 16 26 0.381
6 New York Black Yankees 40 8 32 0.2

Negro American League[edit]

Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester
Rank Team G W L WPCT
1 Birmingham Black Barons 76 55 21 0.724
2 Kansas City Monarchs 68 43 25 0.632
3 Cleveland Buckeyes 83 41 42 0.494
4 Memphis Red Sox 77 33 44 0.429
5 Indianapolis Clowns 73 27 46 0.37
6 Chicago American Giants 75 27 48 0.36

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]

Postseason[edit]

In the Negro World Series, the Homestead Grays (NNL) defeated the Birmingham Black Barons (NAL), 4 games to 1.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin, ed.: Bittersweet Goodbye: the Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2017. ISBN 978-1-943816-55-2


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