John Lyles - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

John Lyles



John Lyles
(The Brute)

Born: March 18, 1912 in St. Louis, MO
Died: July 15, 1991 deathplace unknown
          (79 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 190
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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
2
1939
1943
CBE/WES
3.3
0.4
-0.1
3.1
-0.0
2
SP
3
1938
1942
CBE/CAG
3.3
0.1
0.0
3.2
0.0
3
SP
2
1939
1942
MULT
3.1
-0.1
0.0
3.2
-0.0
4
SP
1
1932
1932
AB2
2.5
0.0
0.0
2.5
-0.0
5
CF
3
1938
1943
CBE/SNH
2.4
2.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
6
2B
6
1938
1943
MULT
2.2
1.4
0.4
0.0
0.4
7
SP
4
1939
1943
MULT
1.9
-0.2
0.0
2.1
0.0
8
3B
3
1939
1943
MULT
1.9
2.4
-0.6
0.0
0.1
9
SP
2
1942
1943
CBE
1.8
0.4
-0.1
1.4
-0.0
10
SP
1
1939
1939
JRC
1.7
0.0
0.0
1.6
0.0
11
1B
2
1932
1938
SNH/AB2
1.6
1.7
0.1
0.0
-0.2
12
SP
2
1942
1943
CBE
1.5
0.1
0.0
1.5
0.0
13
3B
3
1938
1941
WES/CAG
1.4
0.6
0.8
0.0
0.0
14
3B
2
1940
1941
SNH
1.3
1.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
15
1B
2
1940
1941
SNH
1.3
1.5
0.0
0.0
-0.2
16
SP
1
1934
1934
HG
1.2
0.2
-0.0
1.1
-0.0
17
SP
2
1940
1941
SNH
1.2
-0.2
0.0
1.4
-0.0
18
RP
1
1932
1932
AB2
1.1
-0.3
0.0
1.4
-0.0
19
CF
1
1932
1932
AB2
1.1
1.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
20
C
2
1939
1943
JRC/CBE
1.1
1.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
21
SS
3
1938
1941
SNH
1.0
1.2
-0.3
0.0
0.1
22
SP
1
1938
1938
CAG
1.0
-0.3
0.0
1.3
0.0
23
C
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.9
0.8
0.1
0.0
0.0
24
RF
3
1932
1939
MULT
0.9
1.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
25
1B
2
1938
1939
SNH/WES
0.9
1.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
26
1B
2
1942
1943
CBE
0.9
0.6
0.6
0.0
-0.3
27
CF
1
1934
1934
HG
0.8
1.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
28
1B
2
1938
1941
CAG
0.8
0.7
0.3
0.0
-0.1
29
LF
2
1939
1941
WES/SNH
0.8
0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.1
30
2B
5
1938
1943
MULT
0.8
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.5
31
SP
3
1938
1941
SNH
0.8
-0.3
0.0
1.1
-0.0
32
CF
2
1938
1939
CAG/WES
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.0
33
RP
2
1938
1940
SNH
0.7
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
34
CF
1
1940
1940
SNH
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.1
35
2B
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.2
36
LF
3
1939
1943
CBE/JRC
0.6
1.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
37
2B
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.6
-0.0
0.6
0.0
0.1
38
LF
1
1938
1938
SNH
0.6
1.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
39
2B
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
40
SP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
41
3B
2
1932
1934
HG/AB2
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
42
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
-0.1
43
LF
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.5
1.1
-0.5
0.0
-0.2
44
C
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.5
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
45
LF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.4
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.0
46
CF
2
1932
1934
AB2/HG
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
47
RP
1
1939
1939
WES
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
48
RP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
49
C
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.4
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.0
50
2B
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
51
2B
1
1934
1934
HG
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
52
RP
2
1940
1941
SNH
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
53
SS
1
1934
1934
HG
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
54
RF
1
1941
1941
SNH
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.0
55
RP
2
1939
1941
CAG/JRC
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
56
SS
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
57
SS
2
1941
1942
CBE/CAG
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
58
C
1
1941
1941
CAG
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
1B
1
1934
1934
HG
0.3
0.9
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
60
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
61
LF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.0
-0.0
62
RP
1
1940
1940
SNH
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
63
RP
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
-0.0
64
RP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
65
CF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.0
66
SS
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.3
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.1
67
RP
1
1941
1941
CAG
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
68
RP
1
1939
1939
WES
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
69
RF
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.1
70
SS
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
71
CF
2
1934
1939
HG/WES
0.2
0.5
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
72
RP
1
1938
1938
SNH
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
73
LF
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
74
SP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.2
-0.2
-0.4
0.8
-0.0
75
3B
1
1941
1941
CAG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
SS
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.2
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
77
SP
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
78
3B
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
79
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
80
1B
3
1938
1941
SNH
0.2
0.1
-0.1
0.2
-0.0
81
RP
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
82
SP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
83
RP
1
1934
1934
HG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
84
RF
1
1941
1941
CAG
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
85
SS
2
1932
1934
HG/AB2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
2B
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
SS
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
SP
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
89
CF
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
90
RP
1
1941
1941
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.0
91
RP
1
1939
1939
WES
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
92
RP
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.3
0.0
93
LF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
94
RF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
95
RP
2
1938
1940
SNH
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
96
CF
2
1939
1942
CBE/WES
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
97
CF
1
1940
1940
SNH
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
98
3B
1
1941
1941
SNH
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
99
2B
1
1934
1934
HG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
101
CF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
102
C
1
1934
1934
HG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
CF
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
104
3B
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
106
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
107
RF
1
1938
1938
CAG
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
108
2B
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1939
1939
WES
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
110
RP
1
1940
1940
SNH
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
111
1B
1
1938
1938
SNH
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
112
C
1
1934
1934
HG
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
113
-
1
1938
1938
SNH
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
114
RF
1
1934
1934
HG
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
115
RP
2
1940
1941
SNH
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
116
C
2
1942
1943
CBE
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1932
1932
AB2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
SS
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
C
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
120
-
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
-
1
1940
1940
SNH
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
122
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
CF
1
1941
1941
SNH
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
124
SS
2
1938
1940
SNH
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
125
SS
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
RF
2
1939
1942
JRC/CBE
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
127
LF
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
128
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
129
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
RP
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.2
-0.0
131
1B
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
132
C
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
133
C
1
1941
1941
SNH
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
-
1
1939
1939
WES
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
135
C
1
1940
1940
SNH
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
136
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
137
SS
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
138
RF
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
139
-
1
1939
1939
WES
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
140
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
141
SS
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
0.4
0.0
-0.5
0.0
142
2B
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
1B
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
144
LF
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
-0.1
-0.0
145
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
146
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
147
SS
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
148
RF
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
149
RF
1
1940
1940
SNH
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
150
RP
1
1941
1941
SNH
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
151
LF
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
152
-
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
153
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
154
SS
2
1932
1939
AB2/WES
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
155
RP
1
1940
1940
SNH
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
156
RF
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
157
LF
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
158
LF
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
159
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
160
SS
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
161
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
162
-
1
1941
1941
SNH
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
163
LF
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.2
0.5
0.0
-0.6
-0.0
164
C
2
1939
1941
CAG/WES
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
165
CF
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
166
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
167
3B
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
168
-
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
169
3B
2
1938
1940
SNH
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
170
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
171
-
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
172
-
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
173
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
-0.0
-0.2
-0.0
174
LF
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
175
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
176
-
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
177
C
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
178
RP
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.0
-0.2
0.0
179
-
1
1940
1940
SNH
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
180
-
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
181
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.2
-0.0
182
C
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.3
-0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
183
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
184
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
185
-
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
186
C
1
1934
1934
HG
-0.3
-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.1
187
-
1
1938
1938
SNH
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
188
-
1
1938
1938
SNH
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
189
C
4
1939
1942
MULT
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
0.1
190
-
1
1941
1941
CAG
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
191
LF
2
1940
1941
SNH
-0.4
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
192
RF
2
1938
1941
SNH/CAG
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
193
SP
3
1938
1941
SNH
-0.4
0.3
0.0
-0.6
-0.0
194
RP
1
1938
1938
CAG
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
195
-
1
1941
1941
SNH
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
196
CF
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
197
C
2
1940
1941
SNH
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.1
198
RP
2
1941
1942
SNH/CBE
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
199
RF
3
1939
1941
JRC/SNH
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.1
200
-
2
1938
1941
CAG/SNH
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
201
LF
1
1932
1932
AB2
-0.6
0.4
0.0
-1.0
-0.0
202
CF
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.6
-0.0
-0.6
0.0
-0.0
203
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.7
-0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
204
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
205
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.8
-0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
206
LF
2
1942
1943
CBE
-0.9
-0.1
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
207
-
1
1932
1932
AB2
-1.1
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
208
C
5
1938
1943
SNH/CBE
-1.8
-1.7
-0.3
0.0
0.2

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James