Luther McDonald - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Luther McDonald



Luther McDonald
(Vet; Old Soul)

Born: February 6, 1906 in Greene County, MS
Died: May 1, 1976 in Chicago, IL
          (70 years old)

Bats:
Throws: R
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 178
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• Buried: Lincoln Cemetery (Blue Island, IL)


Compared to Contemporary Starting Pitchers (Top 100)

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Glossary
# Players Pos Yrs Career HoF
1
SP
18
1923-1945
66.1
28.9
4.0
33.6
-0.4
2
SP
18
1917-1938
61.7
25.9
1.4
35.6
-1.2
3
SP
26
1907-1932
55.5
4.9
0.3
50.5
-0.1
4
SP
18
1927-1947
50.3
-0.3
-0.1
50.8
-0.0
5
SP
15
1931-1945
44.7
7.0
-0.3
38.7
-0.6
6
SP
22
1911-1936
38.8
-0.0
-0.4
39.2
-0.1
7
SP
15
1923-1937
38.4
-0.7
-0.0
39.2
-0.0
8
SP
10
1928-1944
37.2
3.7
-0.9
34.5
-0.1
9
SP
15
1923-1937
35.9
1.5
0.2
34.3
-0.1
10
SP
11
1921-1932
31.3
3.9
-0.4
28.0
-0.2
11
SP
23
1919-1941
27.6
-3.1
-0.2
31.0
-0.0
12
SP
11
1930-1944
27.4
14.6
1.2
12.6
-1.0
13
SP
17
1930-1948
27.3
3.9
-0.3
24.1
-0.4
14
SP
13
1929-1942
26.3
0.2
0.3
25.9
-0.1
15
SP
19
1920-1939
24.9
-2.1
-0.1
27.1
-0.0
16
SP
15
1931-1948
24.6
0.4
0.3
24.4
-0.5
17
SP
16
1921-1936
23.6
1.8
-0.0
21.9
-0.0
18
SP
14
1919-1932
23.1
-0.4
-0.0
23.6
-0.0
19
SP
13
1927-1939
22.5
-2.9
0.0
25.4
0.0
20
SP
12
1921-1932
22.4
0.7
-0.4
22.2
-0.1
21
SP
13
1922-1939
22.0
0.2
0.0
21.8
0.0
22
SP
20
1924-1945
21.1
-1.8
-0.0
22.9
-0.0
23
SP
18
1925-1948
20.5
1.1
-0.2
19.8
-0.1
24
SP
16
1922-1937
20.5
2.9
-0.9
18.7
-0.2
25
SP
9
1922-1931
19.7
-2.2
-0.1
22.0
-0.0
26
SP
17
1922-1940
19.3
-0.6
-0.1
20.0
-0.0
27
SP
11
1920-1932
18.4
-1.6
-0.0
20.1
-0.1
28
SP
15
1919-1936
17.9
10.3
-0.8
9.7
-1.3
29
SP
12
1921-1935
16.8
-1.2
-0.2
18.4
-0.1
30
SP
22
1920-1944
15.2
-0.2
0.2
15.4
-0.2
31
SP
8
1925-1932
15.1
-1.6
0.0
16.8
-0.0
32
SP
13
1930-1945
15.0
1.4
-0.4
14.3
-0.4
33
SP
18
1917-1934
14.9
2.0
-0.4
13.5
-0.2
34
SP
8
1926-1936
13.8
-0.1
-0.2
14.0
0.0
35
SP
13
1930-1947
13.0
-1.4
0.0
14.4
0.0
36
SP
13
1923-1940
12.8
0.3
0.1
12.6
-0.2
37
SP
18
1918-1939
12.5
0.4
-0.1
13.1
-0.9
38
SP
14
1919-1932
12.3
0.2
-0.1
12.2
-0.0
39
SP
12
1916-1932
12.0
4.1
0.5
8.2
-0.8
40
SP
13
1919-1934
11.8
5.9
-1.6
7.9
-0.5
41
SP
18
1928-1946
11.8
2.0
1.6
7.2
1.0
42
SP
5
1926-1941
11.5
0.9
0.1
10.6
-0.0
43
SP
19
1909-1932
11.3
-2.9
-0.0
14.3
-0.0
44
SP
11
1928-1939
11.1
-0.1
0.0
11.2
-0.0
45
SP
11
1931-1944
10.7
-0.3
-0.0
11.1
-0.0
46
SP
10
1927-1944
10.0
3.2
-0.3
7.6
-0.4
47
SP
16
1919-1935
10.0
5.1
0.2
5.3
-0.7
48
SP
6
1922-1931
9.6
-0.2
-0.1
9.8
0.0
49
SP
11
1921-1931
8.9
-1.2
0.0
10.2
-0.0
50
SP
21
1928-1948
8.8
-2.8
0.0
11.6
-0.0
51
SP
9
1925-1934
8.5
-1.0
-0.0
9.5
-0.0
52
SP
25
1917-1944
8.1
2.0
-0.7
6.6
0.1
53
SP
16
1921-1937
8.0
0.8
0.3
7.2
-0.3
54
SP
14
1924-1941
6.5
1.6
0.1
5.0
-0.2
55
SP
10
1920-1932
6.3
-0.1
-0.0
6.4
-0.0
56
SP
14
1926-1944
6.2
-2.4
-0.0
8.6
-0.0
57
SP
15
1929-1946
5.7
1.0
-0.2
5.0
-0.1
58
SP
13
1921-1935
5.6
0.2
-0.2
5.6
-0.0
59
SP
9
1923-1931
5.6
0.3
-0.2
5.5
-0.0
60
SP
12
1920-1932
5.5
-1.6
-0.1
7.2
0.0
61
SP
6
1928-1941
5.4
-0.8
0.0
6.2
-0.0
62
SP
18
1910-1931
5.3
-1.2
-0.4
6.9
-0.1
63
SP
8
1927-1935
5.2
-0.2
0.0
5.4
0.0
64
SP
12
1921-1934
4.4
-0.6
0.3
4.8
-0.1
65
SP
4
1929-1935
4.1
-0.5
0.0
4.5
0.0
66
SP
4
1928-1932
3.5
-0.1
0.0
3.6
0.0
67
SP
6
1927-1935
3.5
-0.3
0.0
3.8
-0.0
68
SP
3
1929-1933
3.2
-0.0
-0.1
3.4
-0.0
69
SP
3
1929-1937
2.7
0.2
-0.2
2.7
-0.0
70
SP
8
1929-1940
2.6
0.7
-0.0
1.9
-0.0
71
SP
9
1930-1945
2.6
-0.5
0.0
3.1
0.0
72
SP
2
1930-1932
2.3
-0.2
0.0
2.5
-0.0
73
SP
10
1921-1931
2.3
2.4
-1.3
1.4
-0.2
74
SP
7
1929-1935
2.1
-0.7
-0.2
3.0
-0.0
75
SP
2
1930-1931
2.1
-0.3
-0.0
2.5
-0.0
76
SP
2
1929-1931
2.0
0.2
0.0
1.8
0.0
77
SP
11
1929-1947
1.7
-0.1
0.0
1.8
0.0
78
SP
4
1928-1933
1.5
-0.3
0.0
1.9
0.0
79
SP
10
1923-1934
1.5
0.3
-0.1
1.3
-0.0
80
SP
8
1921-1931
1.2
1.9
-0.0
-0.5
-0.2
81
SP
5
1928-1932
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.9
0.0
82
SP
4
1930-1945
0.9
-0.1
0.0
0.9
0.0
83
SP
13
1931-1948
0.8
2.9
-0.9
-0.7
-0.6
84
SP
7
1928-1935
0.7
-0.4
-0.2
1.2
-0.0
85
SP
2
1931-1932
0.6
-0.1
-0.1
0.7
-0.0
86
SP
8
1925-1939
0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.8
0.0
87
SP
8
1928-1940
0.5
-1.1
-0.2
1.8
-0.0
88
SP
3
1924-1931
0.3
-0.2
0.2
0.5
-0.1
89
SP
10
1921-1932
0.3
0.7
-0.3
-0.0
-0.0
90
SP
14
1916-1934
0.3
-1.2
-0.1
1.5
-0.0
91
SP
3
1929-1942
0.1
0.6
0.0
-0.4
0.0
92
SP
4
1931-1934
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
93
SP
4
1928-1936
0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.2
0.0
94
SP
6
1926-1934
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
95
SP
6
1927-1937
-0.0
0.1
-0.0
-0.1
-0.0
96
SP
2
1929-1932
-0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
97
SP
9
1926-1944
-0.1
0.5
0.2
-0.8
-0.0
98
SP
9
1931-1939
-0.2
-0.9
-0.0
0.8
-0.0
99
SP
2
1930-1932
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
100
SP
3
1925-1933
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0

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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