September 20, 2020

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 23rd)

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Saturday, June 23rd – The Birmingham Black Barons face the Chicago American Giants at Schorling Park. In pre-game warm-ups, Chicago right fielder Ruben Jones and second baseman Charlie Williams collide. Neither will start the game, although Jones will eventually feel well enough to come in later to replace pitcher George Harney, who started in right […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 17th)

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Sunday, June 17th – The Atlantic City Bacharach Giants play a Sunday afternoon double-header versus the Baltimore Black Sox at Maryland Park. 3B Jud Wilson is out of the lineup for Baltimore due to an ankle sprain. Here are the starting lineups for Game #1: Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (8-10-1)1. Fats Jenkins, LF2. Eggie Dallard, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 15th)

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Friday, June 15th – In the final game of the series, the Birmingham Black Barons play the Cleveland Tigers at Luna Park. Birmingham has taken 3 of 4 from the ‘new look’ Tigers. Here are the starting lineups: Birmingham Black Barons (17-17) Geechie Meredith, RF Charles Wesley, 2B George McAllister, 1B Roy Parnell, CF Chuffy […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 14th)

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Thursday, June 14th – The Memphis Red Sox at the Chicago American Giants, in Schorling Park for a double header. Chicago comes home after having lost the last 8 of 9 on the road in Birmingham and Kansas City. The American Giants raise their World Championship banner for 1927 in pre-game ceremonies. Here are the […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 9th)

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Saturday, June 9th – The Memphis Red Sox visit the Detroit Stars at Mack Park. Detroit is on a 7 game NNL winning streak and still has hope of catching St. Louis for the first half pennant. Memphis has signed Heavy Johnson after he was released by Cleveland. Here are the starting lineups: Memphis Red […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 4th)

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Monday, June 4th – No Games Scheduled Here are the Negro National League Standings (1st half)St. Louis Stars (16-3)Detroit Stars (20-8)Chicago American Giants (12-9)Memphis Red Sox (13-14)Kansas City Monarchs (10-11)Birmingham Black Barons (11-15)Cuban Stars (West) (4-10)Cleveland Tigers (4-20) Eastern Teams RecordsBaltimore Black Sox (11-6)Hilldale (6-5-1)New York Lincoln Giants (7-6)Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (5-6-1)Cuban Stars (East) […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (June 3rd)

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Sunday, June 3rd – In a battle for the 1st half pennant, the Detroit Stars host the St. Louis Stars at Mack Park. Here are the starting lineups: St. Louis Stars (16-2)1. Cool Papa Bell, CF 2. Willie Bobo, 1B3. Willie Wells, SS4. Mule Suttles, RF5. Wilson Redus, LF6. Dewey Creacy, 2B7. Clarence Palm, C8. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 27th)

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Sunday, May 27th – The Kansas City Monarchs begin a series versus the Chicago American Giants at Schorling Park. The scheduled initial series game on Saturday was rained out. Jelly Gardner is back in the lineup for Chicago after being out with a leg injury, but Jim Brown is on the bench with an injury. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 26th)

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Saturday, May 26th – The New York Lincoln Giants continue their series versus The Hilldale Club at Hilldale Park. Hilldale won the first game 5-1. New York has now withdrawn from the ECL, along with the Cuban Stars (East). The league is scrambling to add the Havana Red Sox and 2 more teams, but within […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 24th)

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Thursday, May 24th – The New York Lincoln Giants visit the Hilldale Club at Hilldale Park.  Here are the starting lineups: New York Lincoln Giants (5-4)1. Willie Gray, CF 2. John Henry Lloyd, 2B3. George Carr, 1B4. Charlie Mason, RF5. Bill Riggins, 3B6. George Scales, SS7. Julio Rojo, LF8. Charlie Spearman, C9. Connie Rector, P […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 23nd)

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Wednesday, May 23rd – The Cleveland Tigers are visiting the Birmingham Black Barons at “The Wood” (Rickwood Field) for a double header. Birmingham won game #1 9-1. As is common in the Negro Leagues, the second game is scheduled for 7 innings. Here are the starting lineups: Cleveland Tigers1. Tack Summers, LF 2. Harry Jeffries, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 21st)

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Monday, May 21st – The Cuban Stars (West) are visiting the Chicago American Giants at Schorling Field. Here are the starting lineups: Cuban Stars1. Bienvenido Jimenez, 2B 2. Cando Lopez, CF3. Francisco Correa, SS4. Esteban Montalvo, RF5. Luis Entenza, C6. Felipe Sierra, 1B7. Rogelio Alonso, LF8. Ramon Martinez, 3B9. Pablo Martinez, P Chicago American Giants1. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 20th)

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Sunday, May 20th – The Hilldale Club visits the Baltimore Black Sox at Maryland Park. It has been raining since noon, but the skies are clearing and the teams take the field at 3 p.m. Here are the starting lineups: Hilldale Club (2-2)1. Frank Warfield, 2B 2. Jake Stephens, SS3. Oscar Charleston, CF4. Biz Mackey, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 19th)

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Saturday, May 19th – The Detroit Stars visit the Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field. Here are the starting lineups: Detroit Stars (10-4)1. Wade Johnston, LF2. Halley Harding, SS3. Turkey Stearnes, CF4. Ed Rile, 1B5. Hurley McNair, RF6. Ted Radcliffe, C7. Claude Johnson, 3B8. Grady Orange, 2B9. Jack Marshall, P Kansas City Monarchs (6-6)1. LeRoy […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 17th)

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Thursday, May 17th – Two independent teams face off, as the Brooklyn Royal Giants visit The Hilldale Club at Hilldale Park. Here are the starting lineups: Brooklyn Royal Giants1. Country Brown, RF2. Tom Finley, SS3. Charlie “Chino” Smith, 2B4. Robert Hudspeth, 1B5. Paul Arnold, LF6. George Fiall, 3B7. Tex Burnett, C8. Irvin Brooks, CF9. Willis […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 16th)

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Wednesday, May 16th – The Memphis Red Sox are scheduled to play a double header with the Birmingham Black Barons at Rickwood Field. The teams have split the first two games in the series. Rain is in the forecast. Here are the starting lineups for game #1: Memphis Red Sox1. Kid Lowe, 3B2. J.C. McHaskell, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 15th)

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Tuesday, May 15th – Detroit Stars at Chicago American Giants for the last game of the series, at Schorling Park on Tuesday afternoon. Here are the starting lineups Detroit Stars:1. Wade Johnston, LF2. Halley Harding, SS3. Turkey Stearnes, CF4. Ed Rile, 1B5. Hurley McNair, RF6. Ted Radcliffe, C7. Claude Johnson, 3B8. Bingo DeMoss, 2B9. Ted […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 14th)

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Monday, May 14th – Detroit Stars at Chicago American Giants again, at Schorling Park on a Monday afternoon. Here are the starting lineups Detroit Stars:1. Wade Johnston, LF2. Halley Harding, SS3. Turkey Stearnes, CF4. Ed Rile, 1B5. Hurley McNair, RF6. Ted Radcliffe, C7. Claude Johnson, 3B8. Bingo DeMoss, 2B9. Cristobal Torriente, P Chicago American Giants1. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 13th)

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Sunday, May 13th – The Hilldale Club, technically withdrawn from the ECL but still playing most of their ECL scheduled dates, visit the New York Lincoln Giants at the Catholic Protectory Oval for a Sunday doubleheader. Game 1 turns out to be a great one. Here are the starting lineups for game #1: Hilldale Club1. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 12th)

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Saturday, May 12th – The Detroit Stars visit the Chicago American Giants at Schorling Park. Here are the starting lineups: Detroit Stars1. Wade Johnston, LF2. Halley Harding, SS3. Turkey Stearnes, CF4. Ed Rile, 1B5. Hurley McNair, RF6. Ted Radcliffe, C7. Claude Johnson, 3B8. Bingo DeMoss, 2B9. Jack Marshall, P Chicago American Giants1. Jelly Gardner, CF2. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 11th)

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Friday, May 11th – In a battle of the league’s southern teams, the Birmingham Black Barons visit the Memphis Red Sox at Lewis Field. Here are the starting lineups: Birmingham Black Barons1. George McAllister, 1B2. Ray Sheppard, 3B3. Roy Parnell, LF4. Sandy Thompson, CF5. Bill Perkins, C6. Reuben Jones, RF7. Dewitt Owens, SS8. Chuffy Alexander, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 10th)

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Thursday, May 10th – No Games Scheduled Standings NNL:NNL                  W L RS RASt. Louis          9 1  83 43Detroit             7 3  92 64Chicago          4 2  22 26Memphis         5 5  46 57Cuban Stars  […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 9th)

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Wednesday, May 9th – It’s the Kansas City Monarchs vs. St. Louis Stars, for the 5th and final game of their series at Stars Park St. Louis. The Stars have won 3 of the first 4 games. Here are the starting lineups: Kansas City Monarchs1. LeRoy Taylor, RF2. Dink Mothell, 2B3. Newt Allen, SS4. George […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 8th)

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Tuesday, May 8th – It’s the Kansas City Monarchs vs. St. Louis Stars again, at Stars Park St. Louis. Here are the starting lineups: Kansas City Monarchs1. LeRoy Taylor, RF2. Dink Mothell, 2B3. Newt Allen, SS4. George Giles, 1B5. Newt Joseph, 3B6. Reginald Hopwood, LF7. Eddie Dwight, CF8. Frank Duncan, C9. Andy Cooper, P St. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 7th)

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Monday, May 7th – The Kansas City Monarchs are off to a slow start in 1928, with a 3-4 record, including having just dropped the first two games of a series at St. Louis. The St. Louis Stars are a perfect 7-0 on their season opening homestand at Stars Park. Here are the starting lineups: […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 6th)

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Sunday, May 6th – A full slate of games across the country, including a double header between the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants and the Baltimore Black Sox at Maryland Park. Here are the starting lineups for Game #1: Atlantic City Bacharach Giants1. Ambrose Reid, LF2. Eggie Dallard, CF3. Oliver Marcell, 3B4. Dick Lundy, SS5. Milton […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 5th)

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  Saturday, May 5th – After a few days of non-league games, both leagues resume their schedules. The Birmingham Black Barons visit the Chicago American Giants at Schorling Park. Here are the starting lineups: Birmingham Black Barons:1. George McAllister, 1B2. Geechie Meredith, 2B3. Roy Parnell, LF4. Sandy Thompson, CF5. Ray Sheppard, 3B6. Poindexter Williams, C7. […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (May 1st)

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Tuesday, May 1st – The Kansas City Monarchs continue their series with the Memphis Red Sox at Lewis Park. Memphis won the opening game 6-3, and teams then split a double header on Sunday. Here are the starting lineups: Kansas City Monarchs:1. Eddie Dwight, CF2. Dink Mothell, LF3. Newt Allen, SS4. George Giles, 1B5. Bullet […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (April 30)

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Monday, April 29, 1928 – Birmingham Black Barons at St. Louis Stars. The Stars have won the first 2 games of the 5-game series. This was the only scheduled game of the day. Here are the starting lineups: Birmingham Black Barons1. George McAllister, 1B2. Chuffy Alexander, 3B3. Roy Parnell, LF4. Geechie Meredith, 2B5. Sandy Thompson, […]

Negro Leagues Game of the Day on This Date in 1928 (April 29)

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It’s Sunday, April 29, 1928 – opening day for the Eastern Colored League. The Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, 1927 ECL champions, are visiting the New York Lincoln Giants, who finished 6th in the 7 team ECL, for a Sunday double-header at the Catholic Protectory Oval, the most hitter friendly ballpark in the Negro Leagues. Going […]

THE 1942 MEXICAN LEAGUE SEASON

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We’ve added data from the 1942 Mexican League, a season of 84-88 games that finished with three teams within two games of first place. Union Laguna de Torreon posted the best record (48-40) thanks to Martin Dihigo, who proved why he’s one of the greatest players in baseball history. The 37-year-old Dihigo not only led […]

NORMALIZING NEGRO LEAGUE STATISTICS

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Most baseball fans are familiar with the concept of ‘normalizing’ statistics. For MLB statistics, the most basic adjustment is to normalize for park effects. The simplest park normalization calculation takes the impact of a team’s park on runs scored then divides that number, either positive or negative, in half, and then that calculation is applied […]

THE 1941 MEXICAN LEAGUE SEASON

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Before the 1941 season began, the Mexican League consolidated, going from 7 teams down to only 6 teams. Although the number of Negro Leaguers decreased from 67 to 58, in percentage terms they increased from around 33% to 40% of the total player population. But this understates their impact, as in terms of At Bats, […]

Negro League Great, Spottswood Poles, Honored by his Birthplace

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The city of Winchester, Virginia honored early 20th century Negro Leaguer, and native son, Spottswood Poles, with a plaque earlier this summer.

ESTIMATING PARK FACTORS FOR THE NEGRO LEAGUES

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Most serious baseball fans understand that ballparks can have a large impact on statistical performance. However, trying to measure that exact impact often proves difficult. In work we’ve done on Major League ballparks at Seamheads.com, it takes about three full years of data, regressed by about one additional season worth of games, to get a […]

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