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Oscar Charleston



Oscar McKinley Charleston
(Charlie)

Born: October 14, 1896 in Indianapolis, IN
Died: October 5, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA
          (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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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
ABC
WES
18
CF
57
241
221
31
57
9
5
2
31
14
13
1
6
.258
.302
.371
.673
116
ABC
NvC
19
CF
19
77
68
7
13
1
1
0
6
2
2
6
11
0
2
1
.191
.253
.235
.489
39
19
CF
33
141
122
25
39
1
3
0
13
7
14
0
5
.320
.390
.377
.767
126
RP
FHL
20
CF
11
45
38
4
6
0
0
0
1
1
5
1
1
.158
.273
.158
.431
62
ABC
WES
20
CF
48
205
178
26
52
6
4
1
19
3
14
3
10
.292
.354
.388
.741
148
ABC
WES
21
CF
38
163
147
37
56
7
7
3
43
11
13
0
3
.381
.431
.585
1.016
196
WES
22
CF
46
206
180
48
72
9
6
8
45
16
19
1
6
.400
.460
.650
1.110
228
23
CF
96
416
359
85
130
21
14
6
63
23
42
2
13
.362
.432
.549
.981
195
AC
24
CF
15
62
56
11
20
2
1
0
4
3
5
0
1
.357
.410
.429
.838
189
SLG
24
CF
82
362
307
108
130
19
14
17
101
32
41
5
5
9
.423
.499
.743
1.241
244
25
CF
101
454
402
107
152
26
19
20
101
23
40
0
1
11
.378
.436
.687
1.122
207
SC
CUB
26
CF
21
90
79
22
33
7
5
1
22
8
10
0
1
0
.418
.483
.671
1.154
231
MULT
26
1B
89
393
324
75
119
27
6
14
100
26
51
3
15
.367
.458
.617
1.075
180
SC
27
CF
64
282
229
69
86
16
4
4
33
36
1
40
13
2
6
5
.376
.464
.533
.997
169
HBG
ECL
27
CF
54
236
205
63
83
22
5
15
63
20
28
3
.405
.476
.780
1.257
267
HBG
ECL
28
CF
71
321
255
97
109
23
3
20
97
17
51
15
.427
.523
.776
1.299
232
MULT
29
CF
57
249
202
46
58
14
1
11
48
25
37
4
5
5
0
.287
.410
.530
.940
162
CUB
CUB
31
CF
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
32
0
1
2
.350
.481
.567
1.047
172
HIL
EAS
31
CF
59
247
205
53
71
11
6
10
43
10
38
0
4
.346
.449
.605
1.053
179
HG
EAS
33
1B
17
75
65
13
16
1
1
2
8
2
7
0
3
.246
.319
.385
.704
67
HG
EAS
34
1B
30
133
119
23
38
9
5
1
18
0
11
0
3
.319
.377
.504
.881
147
PC
IND
35
1B
45
185
160
28
56
14
0
3
31
4
20
1
4
.350
.425
.494
.919
139
PC
NN2
36
1B
62
260
234
59
79
17
6
13
60
5
22
1
3
.338
.397
.628
1.025
175
PC
NN2
37
1B
58
228
196
35
64
10
2
7
41
5
26
3
3
.327
.413
.505
.918
156
PC
38
1B
45
193
169
25
47
10
1
5
33
8
19
1
4
.278
.354
.438
.792
102
39
1B
26
87
71
14
26
8
0
4
16
0
13
0
3
.366
.464
.648
1.112
184
PC
NN2
40
1B
13
40
36
4
9
2
0
1
6
0
2
1
1
.250
.308
.389
.697
82
PC
NN2
41
-
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
TC
42
1B
14
53
46
9
13
2
0
1
4
0
7
0
.283
.377
.391
.769
114
TIC
NAL
43
LF
6
16
13
2
5
0
0
0
2
1
3
0
.385
.500
.385
.885
171
PS
NN2
44
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
107
26
15
CF
1313
5619
4808
1160
1681
301
121
174
1078
313
3
631
33
31
141
8
.350
.428
.571
.999
179
162 Game Average
693
593
143
207
37
15
21
133
39
6
78
55
4
17
9
.350
.428
.571
.999
179
 
Team Lg Pos
25
Negro Leagues
1134
4842
4158
995
1453
259
102
156
961
246
527
28
129
.349
.426
.573
.999
179
5
Cuban Leagues
153
666
552
142
194
33
13
10
91
60
3
93
24
2
11
8
.351
.441
.513
.954
165
5
vs Major Leaguers
26
111
98
23
34
9
6
8
26
7
11
9
1
1
0
.347
.418
.806
1.224
269
 
Team Lg Pos
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
CF
454
1966
1715
359
575
93
54
41
361
98
2
177
11
9
64
1
.335
.400
.524
.924
167
1
New York Lincoln Stars
CF
15
73
64
18
22
0
1
0
4
5
8
0
1
.344
.417
.375
.792
125
1
Royal Poinciana Hotel
CF
11
45
38
4
6
0
0
0
1
1
5
1
1
.158
.273
.158
.431
62
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
43
196
170
45
69
8
6
8
43
14
18
2
6
.406
.468
.665
1.133
234
2
Detroit Stars I
CF
8
30
26
10
10
3
0
3
8
3
4
0
0
.385
.467
.846
1.313
269
3
St. Louis Stars I
CF
89
393
333
117
144
22
18
19
106
37
46
5
5
9
.432
.508
.778
1.286
265
1
Bacharach Giants
CF
15
62
56
11
20
2
1
0
4
3
5
0
1
.357
.410
.429
.838
186
2
Santa Clara
CF
85
372
308
91
119
23
9
5
55
44
1
50
13
2
7
5
.386
.468
.568
1.037
185
3
Harrisburg Giants
CF
173
769
629
203
244
57
9
45
203
61
113
5
22
.388
.485
.722
1.206
227
2
Hilldale Club
CF
65
271
226
55
75
12
6
11
46
10
41
4
0
4
0
.332
.434
.584
1.019
173
3
Homestead Grays
1B
50
221
196
37
56
11
6
3
28
3
18
0
7
.286
.346
.449
.795
114
1
Cuba
CF
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
32
0
1
2
.350
.481
.567
1.047
172
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1B
269
1059
922
176
298
63
9
34
193
23
112
7
18
.323
.401
.522
.922
146
1
NNL All Stars
-
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
37
1
Philadelphia Stars
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
107



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
ABC
WES
241
.319
.303
5.4%
8.3%
0.8%
0.7%
.113
.075
ABC
NvC
77
.251
.363
7.8%
12.0%
14.3%
9.0%
0.55
1.33
0.0%
0.0%
.044
.058
141
.368
.327
9.9%
8.5%
0.0%
0.4%
.057
.075
RP
FHL
45
.233
.266
11.1%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
ABC
WES
205
.352
.294
6.8%
8.3%
0.5%
0.2%
.096
.063
ABC
WES
163
.471
.330
8.0%
9.2%
1.8%
0.4%
.204
.081
WES
206
.496
.318
9.2%
9.1%
3.9%
1.1%
.250
.099
416
.452
.316
10.1%
8.1%
1.4%
0.5%
.187
.077
AC
62
.420
.299
8.1%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.071
.054
SLG
362
.540
.329
11.3%
1.4%
7.3%
8.20
4.7%
0.8%
.319
.099
454
.481
.328
8.8%
0.0%
7.9%
4.4%
1.1%
.308
.110
SC
CUB
90
.526
.328
11.1%
8.1%
1.1%
0.4%
.253
.089
MULT
393
.460
.342
13.0%
8.1%
3.6%
1.3%
.250
.120
SC
282
.458
.349
14.2%
6.1%
4.6%
8.3%
3.08
1.38
1.4%
0.5%
.157
.093
HBG
ECL
236
.541
.308
11.9%
6.5%
6.4%
1.0%
.376
.093
HBG
ECL
321
.534
.345
15.9%
8.3%
6.2%
1.7%
.349
.122
MULT
249
.425
.331
14.9%
1.6%
8.7%
9.25
4.4%
1.0%
.243
.106
CUB
CUB
155
.475
.352
20.6%
8.1%
3.2%
1.0%
.217
.110
HIL
EAS
247
.463
.340
15.4%
8.2%
4.0%
1.3%
.259
.119
HG
EAS
75
.309
.369
9.3%
8.7%
2.7%
1.8%
.138
.144
HG
EAS
133
.392
.323
8.3%
7.7%
0.8%
1.0%
.185
.107
PC
IND
185
.411
.345
10.8%
7.8%
1.6%
1.3%
.144
.127
PC
NN2
260
.439
.327
8.5%
6.4%
5.0%
1.1%
.291
.121
PC
NN2
228
.423
.332
11.4%
7.7%
3.1%
0.8%
.179
.095
PC
193
.359
.352
9.8%
8.8%
2.6%
1.5%
.160
.131
87
.476
.352
14.9%
8.8%
4.6%
1.6%
.282
.122
PC
NN2
40
.310
.341
5.0%
8.2%
2.5%
1.4%
.139
.127
PC
NN2
1
.000
.339
0.0%
9.3%
0.0%
1.5%
.000
.125
TC
53
.369
.333
13.2%
8.8%
1.9%
1.4%
.109
.106
TIC
NAL
16
.447
.318
18.8%
9.2%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.074
PS
NN2
3
.495
.316
66.7%
8.1%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.102
26
15
5619
.445
.330
11.2%
8.1%
7.9%
6.2%
1.48
1.44
3.1%
1.0%
.222
.101
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
25
Negro Leagues
4842
.443
.329
10.9%
8.1%
3.2%
1.0%
.224
.103
5
Cuban Leagues
666
.444
.344
14.0%
8.7%
6.7%
6.7%
1.92
1.37
1.5%
0.5%
.161
.088
5
vs Major Leaguers
111
.524
.305
9.9%
6.0%
15.0%
3.4%
0.33
1.74
7.2%
0.8%
.459
.097
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
1966
.416
.323
9.0%
8.4%
14.3%
9.0%
0.55
1.33
2.1%
0.8%
.189
.090
1
New York Lincoln Stars
73
.391
.339
11.0%
8.5%
0.0%
0.5%
.031
.078
1
Royal Poinciana Hotel
45
.233
.266
11.1%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
2
Detroit Stars I
30
.557
.318
13.3%
8.7%
10.0%
1.3%
.462
.111
2
Chicago American Giants
196
.504
.318
9.2%
9.1%
4.1%
1.1%
.259
.100
3
St. Louis Stars I
393
.559
.327
11.7%
7.3%
13.9%
4.3%
0.00
1.77
4.8%
0.8%
.345
.098
1
Bacharach Giants
62
.420
.299
8.1%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.071
.054
2
Santa Clara
372
.474
.344
13.4%
8.3%
4.6%
6.1%
3.08
1.38
1.3%
0.5%
.182
.092
3
Harrisburg Giants
769
.514
.332
14.7%
8.1%
5.9%
1.3%
.334
.110
2
Hilldale Club
271
.450
.334
15.1%
7.8%
16.7%
2.4%
0.75
1.71
4.1%
1.2%
.252
.115
3
Homestead Grays
221
.351
.336
8.1%
7.8%
1.4%
1.2%
.163
.118
1
Cuba
155
.475
.352
20.6%
8.1%
3.2%
1.0%
.217
.110
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1059
.411
.338
10.6%
7.8%
3.2%
1.2%
.198
.117
1
NNL All Stars
4
.238
.336
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.107
1
Philadelphia Stars
3
.495
.316
66.7%
8.1%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.102

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