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)

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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
1917-1938
63.2
25.4
1.5
37.4
-1.2
2
SP
26
1907-1932
53.2
4.9
0.3
48.2
-0.1
3
SP
18
1927-1947
50.8
-0.3
-0.1
51.2
-0.0
4
SP
15
1923-1937
47.3
-0.8
-0.0
48.3
-0.0
5
SP
15
1931-1945
44.5
7.0
-0.3
38.5
-0.6
6
SP
22
1911-1936
38.5
0.1
-0.4
38.8
-0.1
7
SP
15
1923-1937
37.7
1.2
0.3
36.4
-0.1
8
SP
11
1921-1932
31.1
4.0
-0.4
27.6
-0.2
9
SP
19
1920-1939
27.3
-2.2
-0.0
29.5
-0.0
10
SP
16
1921-1936
26.0
2.1
-0.0
24.0
-0.0
11
SP
17
1922-1940
25.6
-0.5
-0.1
26.2
-0.0
12
SP
23
1919-1941
25.1
-3.0
-0.3
28.5
-0.0
13
SP
13
1929-1942
25.0
0.2
0.4
24.5
-0.1
14
SP
15
1931-1948
24.3
0.5
0.3
23.9
-0.5
15
SP
14
1919-1932
23.7
-0.4
-0.0
24.1
-0.0
16
SP
15
1930-1948
22.2
3.9
-0.1
18.6
-0.3
17
SP
13
1927-1939
21.8
-2.9
0.0
24.7
0.0
18
SP
17
1925-1948
20.2
0.7
-0.3
20.0
-0.1
19
SP
15
1919-1936
20.2
11.6
-0.0
10.0
-1.4
20
SP
11
1920-1932
20.0
-1.5
0.0
21.5
-0.1
21
SP
9
1922-1931
19.9
-2.2
-0.1
22.2
-0.0
22
SP
16
1922-1937
19.8
3.0
-0.9
17.9
-0.2
23
SP
12
1921-1932
19.7
0.5
-0.4
19.6
-0.1
24
SP
8
1928-1942
19.5
2.8
-0.2
16.9
0.0
25
SP
20
1924-1945
19.1
-1.8
-0.0
20.9
-0.0
26
SP
13
1922-1939
18.8
0.5
0.0
18.3
0.0
27
SP
12
1921-1935
18.7
-1.3
-0.2
20.3
-0.1
28
SP
8
1925-1932
15.5
-1.6
0.0
17.1
-0.0
29
SP
18
1917-1934
15.1
2.1
-0.4
13.5
-0.2
30
SP
22
1920-1944
13.7
-0.1
0.2
13.8
-0.2
31
SP
18
1928-1946
12.4
2.6
1.6
7.1
1.0
32
SP
13
1923-1940
12.2
0.3
0.2
11.9
-0.2
33
SP
13
1930-1947
12.1
-1.4
0.0
13.5
0.0
34
SP
9
1925-1934
11.9
-1.0
-0.0
13.0
-0.0
35
SP
12
1916-1932
11.7
4.0
0.4
8.1
-0.8
36
SP
12
1930-1945
11.7
1.4
-0.4
11.0
-0.4
37
SP
18
1918-1939
11.6
0.2
0.1
12.3
-0.9
38
SP
14
1919-1932
11.3
0.3
-0.1
11.1
-0.0
39
SP
19
1909-1932
11.2
-2.9
-0.0
14.2
-0.0
40
SP
13
1919-1934
11.2
5.8
-1.6
7.4
-0.4
41
SP
9
1931-1942
10.9
-0.3
-0.0
11.3
-0.0
42
SP
6
1922-1931
10.7
-0.3
0.0
11.0
-0.0
43
SP
11
1928-1939
10.6
-0.1
0.0
10.7
-0.0
44
SP
9
1923-1931
9.3
0.5
-0.1
9.0
-0.0
45
SP
16
1919-1935
9.1
5.3
0.2
4.4
-0.7
46
SP
11
1921-1931
8.7
-1.3
0.0
10.0
-0.0
47
SP
21
1928-1948
8.1
-2.8
0.0
10.9
-0.0
48
SP
14
1924-1941
8.0
1.6
-0.0
6.6
-0.2
49
SP
8
1926-1936
7.6
-0.3
-0.2
8.1
0.0
50
SP
16
1921-1937
7.5
0.8
0.3
6.7
-0.3
51
SP
25
1917-1944
7.5
2.1
-0.7
6.0
0.1
52
SP
5
1926-1941
7.3
0.8
-0.0
6.5
-0.0
53
SP
8
1927-1942
6.5
2.1
-0.3
5.0
-0.3
54
SP
15
1929-1946
6.2
1.0
-0.2
5.4
-0.1
55
SP
14
1926-1944
6.0
-2.4
-0.0
8.4
-0.0
56
SP
18
1910-1931
5.5
-1.2
-0.4
7.2
-0.1
57
SP
5
1928-1932
5.5
-0.1
0.0
5.5
0.0
58
SP
12
1920-1932
5.2
-1.7
-0.1
7.0
0.0
59
SP
13
1921-1935
5.1
0.3
-0.2
5.0
-0.0
60
SP
6
1928-1941
5.0
-0.8
0.0
5.8
-0.0
61
SP
8
1927-1935
4.9
-0.2
0.0
5.0
0.0
62
SP
6
1927-1935
4.7
-0.4
0.0
5.0
-0.0
63
SP
4
1929-1935
4.6
-0.5
0.0
5.1
0.0
64
SP
10
1920-1932
4.4
-0.2
-0.0
4.6
-0.0
65
SP
4
1928-1932
4.3
-0.2
0.0
4.5
0.0
66
SP
12
1921-1934
4.3
-0.5
0.3
4.6
-0.1
67
SP
8
1928-1940
4.3
-1.1
-0.2
5.5
-0.0
68
SP
3
1929-1933
2.9
-0.0
-0.1
3.1
-0.0
69
SP
2
1930-1932
2.7
-0.2
0.0
2.9
-0.0
70
SP
9
1930-1945
2.6
-0.5
0.0
3.1
0.0
71
SP
8
1929-1940
2.4
0.8
-0.0
1.6
-0.0
72
SP
10
1921-1931
2.3
2.6
-1.4
1.3
-0.2
73
SP
2
1929-1931
1.9
0.2
0.0
1.7
0.0
74
SP
7
1929-1935
1.8
-0.7
-0.2
2.8
-0.0
75
SP
2
1930-1931
1.7
-0.3
-0.0
2.1
-0.0
76
SP
3
1929-1937
1.6
0.1
-0.2
1.8
-0.0
77
SP
11
1929-1947
1.6
-0.2
0.0
1.7
0.0
78
SP
9
1929-1937
1.5
-0.3
0.0
2.2
-0.4
79
SP
4
1928-1933
1.4
-0.3
0.0
1.7
0.0
80
SP
10
1923-1934
1.0
0.3
-0.1
0.8
-0.0
81
SP
6
1927-1937
0.6
0.2
-0.0
0.4
-0.0
82
SP
13
1931-1948
0.6
2.9
-0.9
-0.8
-0.6
83
SP
4
1930-1945
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
84
SP
2
1931-1932
0.5
-0.1
-0.1
0.7
-0.0
85
SP
14
1916-1934
0.3
-1.2
-0.1
1.6
-0.0
86
SP
3
1924-1931
0.3
-0.2
0.2
0.5
-0.1
87
SP
7
1928-1935
0.2
-0.4
-0.2
0.8
-0.0
88
SP
3
1929-1942
0.2
0.5
0.0
-0.3
0.0
89
SP
10
1921-1932
0.2
0.7
-0.3
-0.2
-0.0
90
SP
4
1927-1933
0.1
0.4
-0.1
-0.2
-0.0
91
SP
8
1925-1939
0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.4
0.0
92
SP
4
1928-1936
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
93
SP
7
1923-1931
-0.0
1.7
0.1
-1.6
-0.2
94
SP
4
1931-1934
-0.1
0.3
-0.1
-0.3
-0.0
95
SP
9
1926-1944
-0.1
0.5
0.2
-0.7
-0.0
96
SP
9
1931-1939
-0.1
-0.9
-0.0
0.8
-0.0
97
SP
3
1925-1933
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
98
SP
2
1930-1932
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
99
SP
6
1929-1935
-0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
100
SP
6
1926-1934
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0

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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