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Oscar Charleston



Oscar McKinley Charleston
(Charlie)


Born: October 14, 1896 in Indianapolis, IN
Died: October 5, 1954 - 57 years old

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 5'8"
Wt: 185
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976
• Buried: Floral Park Cemetery (Indianapolis, IN)
• Relatives: Bennie Charleston (Brother)
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All-Time Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
5
1924
1938
4.5
4
1935
1938
3.1
2
1934
1938
1.7
3
1932
1937
0.7
1
1938
1938
0.0
Center Field Yrs First Last
14
1924
1941
22.8
6
1932
1937
4.8
1
1939
1939
0.4
1
1948
1948
0.3
2
1932
1937
0.2

Right Field Yrs First Last
6
1924
1937
5.9
6
1932
1939
2.5
3
1932
1934
1.3
4
1936
1939
0.8
2
1934
1935
0.7
Shortstop Yrs First Last
7
1932
1938
5.2
4
1925
1938
4.8
1
1948
1948
4.1
1
1929
1929
3.9
3
1938
1940
1.3
Second Base Yrs First Last
2
1932
1933
3.4
3
1935
1941
2.9
4
1924
1929
2.2
4
1932
1938
1.8
4
1935
1938
1.0
Third Base Yrs First Last
6
1929
1936
2.2
1
1926
1926
1.0
2
1939
1940
0.8
1
1925
1925
0.5
1
1948
1948
0.5
First Base Yrs First Last
3
1936
1938
1.3
1
1925
1925
0.9
1
1924
1924
0.9
1
1937
1937
0.5
1
1929
1929
0.4
 
Catcher Yrs First Last
6
1932
1938
16.0
5
1929
1938
1.3
4
1936
1939
1.2
6
1932
1937
1.2
1
1948
1948
1.0
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
4
1932
1936
17.1
6
1933
1938
11.8
4
1932
1935
5.6
5
1932
1936
5.0
3
1924
1926
4.7
2
1937
1938
4.4
2
1941
1948
4.4
4
1924
1929
4.0
4
1934
1938
3.6
1
1948
1948
2.8
2
1929
1937
2.6
2
1932
1939
2.6
3
1933
1935
2.6
2
1941
1948
2.4
2
1938
1948
2.2
3
1924
1926
2.2
7
1933
1940
2.1
3
1937
1939
1.9
1
1929
1929
1.8
1
1926
1926
1.8
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
6
1933
1940
1.9
2
1936
1937
0.7
1
1932
1932
0.4
1
1940
1940
0.2
1
1948
1948
0.2
1
1938
1938
0.2
1
1935
1935
0.1
1
1938
1938
0.1
1
1926
1926
0.1
1
1932
1932
0.1
1
1935
1935
0.1
1
1934
1934
0.0
2
1936
1937
0.0
1
1939
1939
0.0
1
1926
1926
0.0
1
1929
1929
-0.1
1
1941
1941
-0.1
1
1924
1924
-0.2
1
1948
1948
-0.3
2
1937
1938
-0.4

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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