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Oscar Charleston
Oscar McKinley Charleston
 
 
Born: October 14, 1896 in Indianapolis, IN
Died: October 5, 1954 - 57 years old in Philadelphia, PA
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 5'8" Wt: 185
Batting Ratings(?)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Player in 1976
- Visit Charleston's Managerial Page
- Buried: Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis IN

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
ABC
WES
18.7
CF
 
57
241
221
31
57
9
5
2
31
14
13
 
1
6
 
.258
.302
.371
.673
126
5.6
.326
ABC
ASN
19.2
CF
 
19
77
68
7
13
1
1
0
6
2
2
6
11
 
0
2
1
 
.191
.253
.235
.489
42
2.1
.242
MULT
-
19.7
CF
 
33
141
122
25
39
1
3
0
13
7
0
14
0
 
0
0
5
0
0
 
.320
.390
.377
.767
137
7.2
.371
RP
FHL
20.2
CF
 
11
45
38
4
6
0
0
0
1
1
5
 
1
1
 
.158
.273
.158
.431
68
2.6
.239
ABC
WES
20.7
CF
 
48
205
178
26
52
6
4
1
19
3
14
 
3
10
 
.292
.354
.388
.741
155
5.6
.347
ABC
WES
21.7
CF
 
38
163
147
37
56
7
7
3
43
11
13
 
0
3
 
.381
.431
.585
1.016
203
12.6
.481
MULT
IND
22.7
CF
 
45
202
176
48
70
9
6
8
44
14
0
19
0
 
0
1
6
0
0
 
.398
.459
.653
1.113
242
13.1
.504
ABC
NNL
23.7
CF
 
92
398
346
80
122
20
11
5
59
20
37
 
2
13
 
.353
.418
.517
.936
191
9.8
.436
AC
-
24.2
CF
 
15
62
56
11
20
2
1
0
4
3
0
5
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.357
.410
.429
.838
200
8.2
.421
SLG
NNL
24.7
CF
 
77
339
284
104
123
17
12
15
91
32
41
 
5
9
 
.433
.512
.736
1.248
258
17.5
.553
ABC
NNL
25.7
CF
 
98
441
389
103
146
24
18
19
100
21
40
 
1
11
 
.375
.435
.676
1.111
214
12.6
.479
SC
LG
26.2
CF
 
21
90
79
22
33
7
5
1
22
8
10
 
0
1
0
 
.418
.483
.671
1.154
241
14.8
.538
ABC
NNL
26.7
1B
 
84
373
308
68
112
25
6
11
94
25
48
 
2
15
 
.364
.453
.591
1.043
187
12.2
.460
STC
-
27.2
CF
 
64
282
229
69
86
16
4
4
33
36
1
40
13
 
0
2
6
5
0
 
.376
.464
.533
.997
179
12.3
.492
HBG
ECL
27.7
CF
 
54
236
205
63
83
22
5
15
63
20
28
 
0
3
 
.405
.476
.780
1.257
276
17.0
.550
CUB
LG
31.2
CF
 
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
32
 
0
1
2
 
.350
.481
.567
1.047
178
12.5
.485
HIL
EAS
31.7
CF
 
59
247
205
53
71
11
6
10
43
10
38
 
0
4
 
.346
.449
.605
1.053
189
12.2
.466
PC
NN2
36.7
1B
 
57
241
217
57
75
16
6
12
58
5
20
 
1
3
 
.346
.403
.641
1.044
189
10.9
.445
PC
NN2
37.7
1B
 
53
209
182
30
59
8
2
7
38
2
21
 
3
3
 
.324
.403
.505
.908
162
8.9
.415
PC
-
38.7
1B
 
43
183
160
22
42
9
1
5
31
7
0
19
0
 
0
0
4
0
0
 
.263
.341
.425
.766
106
6.3
.353
PC
NN2
39.7
1B
 
23
77
61
14
21
6
0
4
13
0
13
 
0
3
 
.344
.459
.639
1.099
198
12.0
.467
21
14
CF
 
1025
4407
3791
907
1328
223
105
127
832
252
3
476
24
 
0
22
110
8
0
 
.350
.425
.565
.990
190
10.8
.450
5
Cuban Leagues
 
153
666
552
142
194
33
13
10
91
60
3
93
24
 
0
2
11
8
0
 
.351
.441
.513
.954
173
10.6
.461
16
Negro Leagues
 
872
3741
3239
765
1134
190
92
117
741
192
0
383
0
 
0
20
99
0
0
 
.350
.422
.574
.996
192
10.9
.448
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
8
CF
 
454
1966
1715
359
575
93
54
41
361
98
2
177
11
 
0
9
64
1
0
 
.335
.400
.524
.924
177
9.5
.420
1
CF
 
15
73
64
18
22
0
1
0
4
5
0
8
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.344
.417
.375
.792
135
8.3
.398
1
CF
 
11
45
38
4
6
0
0
0
1
1
0
5
0
 
0
1
1
0
0
 
.158
.273
.158
.431
68
2.6
.239
1
CF
 
5
18
16
4
5
2
0
0
3
3
0
2
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.313
.389
.438
.826
154
9.5
.429
1
CF
 
40
184
160
44
65
7
6
8
41
11
0
17
0
 
0
1
6
0
0
 
.406
.466
.675
1.141
251
13.5
.511
1
CF
 
9
38
34
9
16
1
0
0
4
3
0
3
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.471
.514
.500
1.014
236
12.3
.502
1
CF
 
6
24
22
2
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.182
.250
.318
.568
144
3.9
.292
1
CF
 
77
339
284
104
123
17
12
15
91
32
0
41
0
 
0
5
9
0
0
 
.433
.512
.736
1.248
258
17.5
.553
1
CF
 
21
90
79
22
33
7
5
1
22
8
0
10
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.418
.483
.671
1.154
241
14.8
.538
1
CF
 
64
282
229
69
86
16
4
4
33
36
1
40
13
 
0
2
6
5
0
 
.376
.464
.533
.997
179
12.3
.492
1
CF
 
54
236
205
63
83
22
5
15
63
20
0
28
0
 
0
0
3
0
0
 
.405
.476
.781
1.257
276
17.0
.550
1
CF
 
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
0
32
0
 
0
0
1
2
0
 
.350
.481
.567
1.047
178
12.5
.485
1
CF
 
59
247
205
53
71
11
6
10
43
10
0
38
0
 
0
0
4
0
0
 
.346
.449
.605
1.053
189
12.2
.466
4
1B
 
176
710
620
123
197
39
9
28
140
14
0
73
0
 
0
4
13
0
0
 
.318
.393
.545
.938
161
9.1
.415



Pitching Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
W
L
G
R
H
K
 
ABC
WES
18.7
SP
 
1
1
.500
6
5
2
0
0
40.7
28
20
38
4
0
5
18
23
0
2
183
 
4.43
71
1.377
12.6
9.8
1.28
ABC
ASN
19.2
SP
 
0
1
.000
1
1
1
0
0
7.0
10
8
12
2
1
0
5
1
0
0
38
 
10.29
36
2.429
2.6
13.2
0.20
NLS
EAS
19.7
RP
 
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1.7
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
6
 
0.00
0.600
16.7
0.0
inf
ABC
WES
20.7
SW
 
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
16.3
5
3
6
1
0
0
9
7
0
0
66
 
1.65
153
0.918
10.6
13.6
0.78
ABC
WES
21.7
SP
 
0
1
.000
4
2
0
0
0
15.0
12
10
18
2
1
2
5
5
0
0
68
 
6.00
68
1.533
7.4
7.4
1.00
CAG
IND
22.7
SP
 
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
2
1
4
0
0
1
3
5
0
1
34
 
1.00
322
0.778
14.7
8.8
1.67
ABC
NNL
23.7
SW
 
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
16.3
13
6
22
3
2
0
6
5
1
0
82
 
3.31
112
1.714
6.1
7.3
0.83
SLG
NNL
24.7
RP
 
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
11.0
9
7
16
1
3
0
3
8
0
0
54
 
5.73
68
1.727
14.8
5.6
2.67
ABC
NNL
26.7
SP
 
1
2
.333
5
3
1
0
0
29.3
19
15
31
0
0
1
13
7
2
1
128
 
4.60
92
1.500
5.5
10.2
0.54
PC
NN2
36.7
RP
 
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
4.7
2
2
2
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
16
 
3.86
113
1.071
6.3
18.8
0.33
10
5
 
3
5
.375
30
14
5
0
0
151.0
100
72
150
13
8
9
65
63
3
4
675
4.29
84
1.424
9.3
9.6
0.97
1
Cuban Leagues
 
0
1
.000
1
1
1
0
0
7.0
10
8
12
2
1
0
5
1
0
0
38
10.29
36
2.429
2.6
13.2
0.20
9
Negro Leagues
 
3
4
.429
29
13
4
0
0
144.0
90
64
138
11
7
9
60
62
3
4
637
4.00
89
1.375
9.7
9.4
1.03
 
Years Team      
W
L
G
R
H
 
6
 
2
5
.286
22
13
4
0
0
124.7
87
62
127
12
4
8
56
48
3
3
565
4.48
79
1.468
8.5
9.9
0.86
1
 
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1.7
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
6
0.00
0.600
16.7
0.0
inf
1
 
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
2
1
4
0
0
1
3
5
0
1
34
1.00
322
0.778
14.7
8.8
1.67
1
 
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
11.0
9
7
16
1
3
0
3
8
0
0
54
5.73
68
1.727
14.8
5.6
2.67
1
 
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
4.7
2
2
2
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
16
3.86
113
1.071
6.3
18.8
0.33



Outfield Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
ABC
WES
18.7
OF
 
55
474.3
127
116
9
2
2
 
.984
.947
 
2.37
1.86
ABC
ASN
19.2
OF
 
18
143.7
42
36
4
2
0
 
.952
.902
 
2.51
1.95
MULT
-
19.7
OF
 
33
270.0
66
56
7
3
2
 
.955
.945
 
2.10
1.75
RP
FHL
20.2
OF
 
11
96.0
18
15
1
2
1
 
.889
.951
 
1.50
1.32
ABC
WES
20.7
OF
 
46
389.0
107
101
3
3
1
 
.972
.968
 
2.41
1.86
ABC
WES
21.7
OF
 
38
303.7
93
78
11
4
1
 
.957
.950
 
2.64
2.27
MULT
IND
22.7
OF
 
45
398.3
119
108
7
4
3
 
.966
.954
 
2.60
1.88
ABC
NNL
23.7
OF
 
91
777.7
230
209
18
3
3
 
.987
.955
 
2.63
1.81
AC
-
24.2
OF
 
15
126.3
43
37
4
2
1
 
.953
.951
 
2.92
1.82
SLG
NNL
24.7
OF
 
77
641.0
155
140
10
5
1
 
.968
.937
 
2.11
1.82
ABC
NNL
25.7
OF
 
88
755.0
227
211
9
7
4
 
.969
.953
 
2.62
1.86
SC
LG
26.2
OF
 
21
184.3
48
45
1
2
0
 
.958
.936
 
2.25
2.13
ABC
NNL
26.7
OF
 
39
311.0
97
84
8
5
2
 
.948
.952
 
2.66
1.81
STC
-
27.2
OF
 
58
503.3
151
131
11
9
3
 
.940
.926
 
2.54
2.09
HBG
ECL
27.7
OF
 
54
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
CUB
LG
31.2
OF
 
27
234.7
71
71
0
0
1
 
1.000
.948
 
2.72
2.22
HIL
EAS
31.7
OF
 
53
465.0
123
112
6
5
2
 
.959
.971
 
2.28
2.07
PC
-
38.7
OF
 
2
18.0
7
7
0
0
0
 
1.000
.949
 
3.50
2.02
18
14
OF
 
771
6091.3
1724
1557
109
58
27
 
.966
.949
 
2.46
1.91



Center Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
ABC
WES
18.7
CF
 
55
474.3
127
116
9
2
2
 
.984
.952
 
2.37
2.36
ABC
ASN
19.2
CF
 
17
135.7
39
33
4
2
0
 
.949
.896
 
2.45
2.26
MULT
-
19.7
CF
 
29
236.0
55
47
5
3
1
 
.945
.964
 
1.98
2.15
RP
FHL
20.2
CF
 
10
87.0
16
13
1
2
1
 
.875
.962
 
1.45
1.74
ABC
WES
20.7
CF
 
46
389.0
107
101
3
3
1
 
.972
.981
 
2.41
2.47
ABC
WES
21.7
CF
 
38
303.7
93
78
11
4
1
 
.957
.958
 
2.64
2.72
MULT
IND
22.7
CF
 
43
384.3
115
104
7
4
3
 
.965
.957
 
2.60
2.27
ABC
NNL
23.7
CF
 
87
742.7
226
206
17
3
3
 
.987
.964
 
2.70
2.32
AC
-
24.2
CF
 
15
126.3
43
37
4
2
1
 
.953
.931
 
2.92
2.40
SLG
NNL
24.7
CF
 
77
641.0
155
140
10
5
1
 
.968
.940
 
2.11
2.17
ABC
NNL
25.7
CF
 
88
755.0
227
211
9
7
4
 
.969
.958
 
2.62
2.32
SC
LG
26.2
CF
 
12
105.3
30
28
1
1
0
 
.967
.943
 
2.48
2.55
ABC
NNL
26.7
CF
 
38
310.0
97
84
8
5
2
 
.948
.953
 
2.67
2.07
STC
-
27.2
CF
 
36
311.3
113
101
6
6
3
 
.947
.937
 
3.09
2.64
HBG
ECL
27.7
CF
 
52
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
CUB
LG
31.2
CF
 
27
234.7
71
71
0
0
1
 
1.000
.960
 
2.72
2.85
HIL
EAS
31.7
CF
 
53
465.0
123
112
6
5
2
 
.959
.974
 
2.28
2.54
17
13
CF
 
723
5701.3
1637
1482
101
54
26
 
.967
.955
 
2.50
2.37



First Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
ABC
WES
20.7
1B
 
3
19.0
25
24
1
0
2
 
1.000
.977
 
11.84
11.29
ABC
WES
21.7
1B
 
1
6.0
8
8
0
0
0
 
1.000
.976
 
12.00
11.24
ABC
NNL
23.7
1B
 
1
11.0
14
13
1
0
1
 
1.000
.976
 
11.45
11.17
ABC
NNL
25.7
1B
 
10
87.0
119
112
4
3
3
 
.975
.978
 
12.00
11.40
ABC
NNL
26.7
1B
 
46
389.0
512
484
18
10
25
 
.980
.980
 
11.61
11.92
STC
-
27.2
1B
 
7
61.0
69
64
3
2
6
 
.971
.974
 
9.89
10.74
HBG
ECL
27.7
1B
 
3
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
CUB
LG
31.2
1B
 
9
72.3
72
68
3
1
3
 
.986
.972
 
8.83
10.34
HIL
EAS
31.7
1B
 
7
48.0
49
44
4
1
6
 
.980
.970
 
9.00
11.01
PC
NN2
36.7
1B
 
55
467.3
518
493
17
8
26
 
.985
.975
 
9.82
10.40
PC
NN2
37.7
1B
 
53
422.7
498
475
16
7
28
 
.986
.985
 
10.46
10.85
PC
-
38.7
1B
 
39
333.0
389
364
17
8
18
 
.979
.983
 
10.30
10.42
PC
NN2
39.7
1B
 
20
146.3
179
166
9
4
12
 
.978
.980
 
10.76
10.34
13
6
1B
 
254
2062.7
2452
2315
93
44
130
 
.982
.980
 
10.51
10.86



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
ABC
WES
18.7
P
 
6
40.7
21
3
16
2
1
 
.905
.931
 
4.20
3.35
ABC
ASN
19.2
P
 
1
7.0
4
2
2
0
0
 
1.000
.913
 
5.14
2.50
MULT
-
19.7
P
 
1
1.7
1
0
1
0
0
 
1.000
.907
 
5.40
2.88
ABC
WES
20.7
P
 
3
16.3
8
1
7
0
0
 
1.000
.948
 
4.41
3.29
ABC
WES
21.7
P
 
4
15.0
6
1
5
0
0
 
1.000
.950
 
3.60
3.46
MULT
IND
22.7
P
 
1
9.0
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.949
 
3.00
3.33
ABC
NNL
23.7
P
 
3
16.3
3
0
2
1
0
 
.667
.938
 
1.10
3.49
SLG
NNL
24.7
P
 
4
11.0
4
0
4
0
0
 
1.000
.933
 
3.27
3.28
ABC
NNL
26.7
P
 
5
29.3
13
1
12
0
2
 
1.000
.949
 
3.99
3.41
PC
NN2
36.7
P
 
2
4.7
3
0
3
0
0
 
1.000
.941
 
5.79
2.83
10
5
P
 
30
151.0
66
8
55
3
3
 
.955
.939
 
3.75
3.32



Right Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
MULT
-
19.7
RF
 
1
4.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.918
 
2.25
1.53
RP
FHL
20.2
RF
 
1
9.0
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.923
 
2.00
0.82
ABC
NNL
23.7
RF
 
3
26.0
3
2
1
0
0
 
1.000
.946
 
1.04
1.39
SC
LG
26.2
RF
 
8
71.0
16
16
0
0
0
 
1.000
.932
 
2.03
1.51
ABC
NNL
26.7
RF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.957
 
0.00
1.63
STC
-
27.2
RF
 
13
115.0
23
16
5
2
0
 
.913
.936
 
1.64
1.56
HBG
ECL
27.7
RF
 
2
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
PC
-
38.7
RF
 
1
9.0
4
4
0
0
0
 
1.000
.940
 
4.00
1.75
8
7
RF
 
30
235.0
49
41
6
2
0
 
.959
.935
 
1.80
1.50



Left Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
ABC
ASN
19.2
LF
 
1
8.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.893
 
3.38
1.97
MULT
-
19.7
LF
 
3
30.0
10
8
2
0
1
 
1.000
.911
 
3.00
1.83
MULT
IND
22.7
LF
 
2
14.0
4
4
0
0
0
 
1.000
.957
 
2.57
2.03
ABC
NNL
23.7
LF
 
1
9.0
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.949
 
1.00
1.71
SC
LG
26.2
LF
 
1
8.0
2
1
0
1
0
 
.500
.931
 
1.13
2.35
STC
-
27.2
LF
 
9
77.0
15
14
0
1
0
 
.933
.904
 
1.64
1.95
PC
-
38.7
LF
 
1
9.0
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.947
 
3.00
1.89
7
6
LF
 
18
155.0
38
34
2
2
1
 
.947
.917
 
2.09
1.94



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