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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
ASN
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
ABC
NNL
23
CF
92
398
346
80
122
20
11
5
59
20
37
2
13
.353
.418
.517
.936
180
AC
24
CF
15
62
56
11
20
2
1
0
4
3
5
0
1
.357
.410
.429
.838
189
SLG
NNL
24
CF
77
339
284
104
123
17
12
15
91
32
41
5
9
.433
.512
.736
1.248
249
ABC
NNL
25
CF
98
441
389
103
146
24
18
19
100
21
40
1
11
.375
.435
.676
1.111
204
SC
LG
26
CF
21
90
79
22
33
7
5
1
22
8
10
0
1
0
.418
.483
.671
1.154
231
ABC
NNL
26
1B
84
373
308
68
112
25
6
11
94
25
48
2
15
.364
.453
.591
1.043
171
SC
LG/GP
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
HBG
ECL
29
CF
48
212
169
43
52
12
1
10
43
24
34
5
4
.308
.438
.568
1.006
173
CUB
LG
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
29
127
113
22
36
9
5
1
17
0
11
0
3
.319
.379
.513
.892
151
PC
IND
35
1B
44
181
156
28
55
14
0
3
30
4
20
1
4
.353
.429
.500
.929
144
PC
NN2
36
1B
59
249
224
58
77
17
6
13
60
5
21
1
3
.344
.402
.647
1.050
180
PC
NN2
37
1B
57
225
193
34
63
10
2
7
41
5
26
3
3
.326
.414
.508
.922
158
PC
38
1B
43
183
160
22
42
9
1
5
31
7
19
0
4
.263
.341
.425
.766
96
39
1B
25
85
69
14
24
8
0
4
15
0
13
0
3
.348
.451
.638
1.089
181
PC
NN2
40
1B
11
31
27
4
6
2
0
1
5
0
2
1
1
.222
.300
.407
.707
86
PC
NN2
41
-
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
TC
42
1B
13
50
43
9
12
2
0
1
3
0
7
0
.279
.380
.395
.775
116
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
1275
5460
4664
1131
1630
291
115
166
1045
305
3
619
24
29
140
8
.349
.428
.568
.996
178
162 Game Average
694
593
144
207
37
15
21
133
39
6
79
47
4
18
9
.349
.428
.568
.996
178
 
Team Lg Pos
25
Negro Leagues
1122
4794
4112
989
1436
258
102
156
954
245
526
27
129
.349
.426
.575
1.002
180
5
Cuban Leagues
153
666
552
142
194
33
13
10
91
60
3
93
24
2
11
8
.351
.441
.513
.954
165
 
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
1
Chicago American Giants
-
41
188
164
44
67
7
6
8
42
13
17
1
6
.409
.467
.671
1.138
236
1
Detroit Stars
-
5
18
16
4
5
2
0
0
3
3
2
0
0
.313
.389
.438
.826
143
1
Bacharach Giants
CF
15
62
56
11
20
2
1
0
4
3
5
0
1
.357
.410
.429
.838
186
1
St. Louis Stars I
CF
77
339
284
104
123
17
12
15
91
32
41
5
9
.433
.512
.736
1.248
249
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
1
Cuba
CF
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
32
0
1
2
.350
.481
.567
1.047
172
1
Hilldale Club
CF
59
247
205
53
71
11
6
10
43
10
38
0
4
.346
.449
.605
1.053
179
2
Homestead Grays
1B
46
202
178
35
52
10
6
3
25
2
18
0
6
.292
.357
.466
.823
120
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1B
258
1017
882
171
283
62
9
34
187
22
111
6
18
.321
.400
.527
.928
148
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
ASN
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
ABC
NNL
398
.432
.318
9.3%
8.2%
1.3%
0.5%
.165
.077
AC
62
.420
.299
8.1%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.071
.054
SLG
NNL
339
.546
.328
12.1%
7.4%
4.4%
0.8%
.303
.098
ABC
NNL
441
.476
.327
9.1%
7.8%
4.3%
1.1%
.301
.111
SC
LG
90
.526
.328
11.1%
8.1%
1.1%
0.4%
.253
.089
ABC
NNL
373
.449
.343
12.9%
8.1%
2.9%
1.3%
.227
.119
SC
LG/GP
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
HBG
ECL
212
.453
.340
16.0%
9.6%
4.7%
1.1%
.260
.111
CUB
LG
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
127
.397
.322
8.7%
7.7%
0.8%
1.0%
.195
.106
PC
IND
181
.416
.342
11.0%
7.8%
1.7%
1.3%
.147
.122
PC
NN2
249
.448
.328
8.4%
6.4%
5.2%
1.1%
.304
.121
PC
NN2
225
.425
.332
11.6%
7.6%
3.1%
0.8%
.181
.094
PC
183
.346
.352
10.4%
8.8%
2.7%
1.5%
.163
.131
85
.466
.349
15.3%
8.8%
4.7%
1.5%
.290
.119
PC
NN2
31
.311
.338
6.5%
8.3%
3.2%
1.3%
.185
.123
PC
NN2
1
.000
.339
0.0%
9.3%
0.0%
1.5%
.000
.125
TC
50
.372
.334
14.0%
8.8%
2.0%
1.4%
.116
.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
5460
.444
.330
11.3%
8.2%
6.7%
6.7%
1.92
1.37
3.0%
1.0%
.218
.101
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
25
Negro Leagues
4794
.444
.329
11.0%
8.1%
3.3%
1.0%
.226
.102
5
Cuban Leagues
666
.444
.344
14.0%
8.7%
6.7%
6.7%
1.92
1.37
1.5%
0.5%
.161
.088
 
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
1
Detroit Stars
18
.394
.320
11.1%
9.2%
0.0%
1.1%
.125
.100
1
Chicago American Giants
188
.506
.318
9.0%
9.1%
4.3%
1.1%
.262
.099
1
Bacharach Giants
62
.420
.299
8.1%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.071
.054
1
St. Louis Stars I
339
.546
.328
12.1%
7.4%
4.4%
0.8%
.303
.098
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
1
Cuba
155
.475
.352
20.6%
8.1%
3.2%
1.0%
.217
.110
1
Hilldale Club
247
.463
.340
15.4%
8.2%
4.0%
1.3%
.259
.119
2
Homestead Grays
202
.364
.340
8.9%
8.1%
1.5%
1.3%
.174
.120
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1017
.413
.338
10.9%
7.8%
3.3%
1.2%
.206
.116
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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