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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)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SS
4
1927
1935
SLS/CAG
21.9
18.7
1.2
0.0
2.0
2
SP
4
1927
1935
SLS/CAG
13.3
-1.3
0.0
14.6
0.0
3
1B
4
1927
1935
SLS/CAG
11.9
11.8
1.0
0.0
-1.0
4
SP
3
1927
1929
SLS
8.6
0.9
-0.1
7.8
-0.1
5
CF
3
1927
1929
SLS
8.4
8.6
0.5
-0.1
-0.7
6
SP
2
1930
1935
CAG
6.5
-0.1
0.0
6.6
-0.0
7
SP
3
1927
1929
SLS
6.2
0.0
0.0
6.1
0.0
8
SP
3
1927
1929
SLS
5.8
-0.2
0.0
5.9
0.0
9
LF
4
1927
1935
SLS/CAG
5.6
8.3
-1.4
0.0
-1.4
10
RF
3
1927
1929
SLS
5.1
7.0
-0.9
0.0
-1.0
11
2B
3
1927
1929
SLS
5.0
1.1
3.1
0.0
0.8
12
C
3
1928
1931
SLS/DS
4.1
3.8
-0.1
0.0
0.4
13
3B
3
1927
1929
SLS
3.8
4.9
-1.9
0.0
0.8
14
CF
2
1931
1935
CAG/DS
3.7
4.7
-0.9
0.0
-0.1
15
SP
1
1931
1931
DS
3.4
-0.2
0.0
3.6
0.0
16
RF
2
1930
1935
CAG
2.2
2.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
17
1B
2
1927
1928
SLS
2.1
2.5
0.0
0.0
-0.4
18
C
3
1927
1929
SLS
1.9
1.6
-0.2
0.0
0.5
19
SP
2
1930
1931
CAG
1.9
-0.0
0.0
1.9
0.0
20
C
3
1927
1930
SLS/CAG
1.3
0.9
0.1
0.0
0.3
21
RF
2
1931
1935
CAG
1.3
1.0
0.4
0.0
-0.1
22
C
1
1935
1935
CAG
1.2
0.9
0.2
0.0
0.1
23
LF
1
1931
1931
DS
1.2
1.3
0.1
0.0
-0.2
24
CF
2
1930
1931
CAG
1.0
-0.2
1.2
0.0
0.0
25
C
1
1930
1930
CAG
1.0
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.1
26
CF
1
1930
1930
CAG
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
27
3B
1
1931
1931
CAG
1.0
0.2
0.8
0.0
0.0
28
1B
3
1930
1935
CAG
0.8
1.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
29
SP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.8
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
30
SP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
31
SP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.6
0.2
0.0
0.4
-0.0
32
3B
1
1935
1935
CAG
0.5
0.7
-0.3
0.0
0.1
33
LF
2
1930
1931
CAG
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.0
-0.4
34
SP
1
1929
1929
SLS
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.2
-0.0
35
SP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.4
-0.2
0.0
0.7
0.0
36
3B
3
1927
1929
SLS
0.4
0.5
-0.2
0.1
0.1
37
SP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
38
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
39
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.4
-0.0
40
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
41
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
0.2
-0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
42
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
43
2B
2
1930
1931
CAG
0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.3
44
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
45
3B
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
46
C
2
1930
1931
CAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
47
SP
3
1930
1935
CAG
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.2
-0.2
48
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
RP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
50
RP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
51
SS
1
1931
1931
DS
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
52
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
53
RP
1
1931
1931
DS
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
54
SP
2
1930
1931
CAG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
55
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
56
LF
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
57
C
1
1929
1929
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
58
C
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.0
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
60
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
61
LF
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
62
RP
1
1927
1927
SLS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
63
SS
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
64
RP
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
65
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
66
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
67
LF
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
68
2B
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.1
0.4
-0.6
0.0
0.1
69
RP
1
1931
1931
DS/CAG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
70
1B
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.1
0.4
-0.4
0.0
-0.0
71
C
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
72
RF
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.1
0.6
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
73
SP
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
74
LF
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
75
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
76
RP
1
1929
1929
SLS
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
77
1B
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
78
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.1
-0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1
79
CF
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
80
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
81
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
82
SS
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
83
1B
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.2
0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
84
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
85
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
86
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
87
2B
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.3
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.1
88
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.3
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
89
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
90
SP
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.3
0.2
0.0
-0.5
-0.0
91
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.1
92
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
93
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
94
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
95
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
96
SS
2
1930
1931
DS/CAG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.2
97
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
98
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
99
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
100
-
1
1931
1931
CAG
-0.6
-0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
101
3B
2
1930
1931
CAG
-0.6
-0.8
0.0
0.0
0.1
102
3B
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.7
-0.1
-0.7
0.0
0.1
103
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-0.8
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
0.1
104
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
105
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
-0.9
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
106
LF
2
1930
1931
CAG/DS
-1.0
-0.3
-0.5
0.0
-0.2
107
LF
1
1935
1935
CAG
-1.1
0.1
-0.1
-1.1
-0.0
108
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-1.1
-1.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
109
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
-1.2
0.1
0.0
-1.2
0.0
110
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-1.2
-0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
111
SP
2
1928
1929
SLS
-1.4
-0.2
0.0
-1.2
0.0
112
-
1
1931
1931
DS
-1.4
-0.5
-1.0
0.0
0.1

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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

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