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José Méndez



José Colmenar del Valle Méndez
(El Diamante Negro; Joe)


Born: January 2, 1885 in Cárdenas, Cuba
Died: October 31, 1928 in La Habana, Cuba
          (43 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 152
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006
• Inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939
• Buried: Cementerio Cristóbal Cólon (La Habana, La Habana, Cuba)
• Debut: 02/02/1908
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Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
ALM
LG
22
SP
8
0
1.000
13
7
5
2
0
75.0
14
4
38
0
32
45
0
4
293
0.48
641
CSH
NAC
23
2B
1
1
.500
3
3
2
0
0
22.1
13
9
25
0
7
18
0
0
97
3.63
95
ALM
MULT
23
SP
17
8
.680
32
22
20
5
3
235.0
53
21
141
1
53
157
4
11
923
0.80
287
CSH
INT
24
RF
6
2
.750
10
8
7
2
0
75.0
16
9
53
1
17
74
0
1
295
1.08
291
ALM
24
SP
9
2
.818
11
11
11
1
0
102.0
33
18
66
0
22
79
1
6
397
1.59
149
25
SP
3
4
.429
8
8
7
0
0
67.0
42
31
76
2
7
38
0
0
291
4.16
74
ALM
MULT
25
SP
16
5
.762
25
21
18
5
0
199.0
54
33
142
1
56
93
3
7
784
1.49
187
CSH
EAS
26
SP
9
0
1.000
11
10
9
3
0
87.0
24
14
69
1
16
77
1
3
343
1.45
271
26
SP
11
9
.550
26
18
17
3
1
194.2
72
44
158
7
58
131
3
2
787
2.03
135
CSH
WES
27
RF
4
1
.800
7
6
5
0
0
52.2
13
6
44
0
11
23
0
1
213
1.03
329
ALM
MULT
27
3B
1
7
.125
13
11
5
0
0
82.1
56
33
90
1
34
30
0
2
371
3.61
94
ALM
28
SP
10
1
.909
13
12
8
2
0
94.1
17
11
76
0
27
46
0
2
372
1.05
233
ALM
29
LF
2
1
.667
4
4
3
0
0
31.0
6
2
23
0
7
18
1
0
118
0.58
363
AP
30
LF
1
3
.250
10
5
3
0
0
54.0
34
25
50
1
18
26
1
1
228
4.17
85
ALL
WES
32
SS
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1.1
4
3
5
0
2
1
0
0
11
20.25
13
CAG
WES
33
SS
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
2
0
4
0
2
4
0
0
33
0.00
DS
WES
34
SS
3
0
1.000
7
4
3
1
2
46.1
14
11
33
1
4
21
0
1
177
2.14
161
KCM
NNL
35
SS
3
1
.750
9
5
3
0
0
47.0
23
15
46
3
9
10
0
1
193
2.87
124
ALM
35
RF
1
2
.333
5
4
1
0
0
20.1
17
10
26
0
7
11
0
1
96
4.43
55
KCM
NNL
36
SS
1
1
.500
3
2
0
0
0
15.2
10
8
15
1
3
3
0
1
70
4.60
85
KCM
NNL
37
3B
2
0
1.000
5
1
0
0
0
19.1
14
10
34
0
5
14
1
0
99
4.66
100
KCM
NNL
38
SP
12
4
.750
24
16
7
11
1
2
138.2
66
49
138
4
30
60
1
0
5
577
3.18
137
SC
LG/GP
38
RP
5
3
.625
15
3
2
0
3
66.0
38
35
72
2
26
25
1
1
285
4.77
75
KCM
39
RP
6
1
.857
17
3
1
1
2
63.0
23
18
49
0
8
37
0
0
69
2.57
131
KCM
MULT
40
RP
3
2
.600
10
3
0
0
0
27.0
21
19
34
0
5
12
0
1
118
6.33
77
18
9
SP
135
58
.699
283
189
7
142
26
13
1825.0
679
438
1507
26
466
1053
17
0
51
7240
2.16
147
162 Game Average
19
8
.699
41
27
12
20
4
2
263.0
98
63
217
4
67
152
2
0
7
1077
2.16
147
 
Team Lg Pos
11
Cuban Leagues
72
30
.706
143
98
75
15
6
949.2
320
194
730
10
289
538
13
28
3839
1.84
161
14
Negro Leagues
54
17
.761
116
71
7
49
8
6
671.1
285
202
625
13
126
392
3
0
14
2586
2.71
137
6
vs Major Leaguers
9
11
.450
24
20
18
3
1
204.0
74
42
152
3
51
123
1
9
815
1.85
129
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Almendares
SP
74
34
.685
145
110
87
17
3
1029.2
334
186
766
9
299
597
12
34
4135
1.63
172
5
Cuban Stars West
SP
21
4
.840
32
28
24
5
0
246.0
70
41
195
2
52
196
1
5
981
1.50
235
1
Stars of Cuba
SP
2
4
.333
7
7
6
0
0
58.0
38
28
72
2
6
34
0
0
258
4.34
69
1
Almendares Park I
SP
2
4
.333
7
5
4
1
1
58.0
22
15
44
2
15
39
1
2
234
2.33
103
1
All Nations Club
SS
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1.1
4
3
5
0
2
1
0
0
11
20.25
13
1
Chicago American Giants
SP
1
0
1.000
1
1
1
0
0
9.0
2
0
4
0
2
4
0
0
33
0.00
0
1
Detroit Stars
-
3
0
1.000
7
4
3
1
2
46.1
14
11
33
1
4
21
0
1
177
2.14
161
6
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
27
9
.750
68
30
7
15
2
4
310.2
157
119
316
8
60
136
2
0
8
1126
3.45
118
1
Santa Clara
RP
5
3
.625
15
3
2
0
3
66.0
38
35
72
2
26
25
1
1
285
4.77
71



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
ALM
LG
22
SP
75.0
0.93
1.22
15.4%
9.8%
10.9%
10.1%
1.41
0.97
0.0%
0.4%
CSH
NAC
23
2B
22.1
1.43
1.29
18.6%
9.0%
7.2%
6.0%
2.57
1.50
0.0%
0.3%
ALM
MULT
23
SP
235.0
0.83
1.10
17.0%
12.0%
5.7%
9.2%
2.96
1.24
0.1%
0.2%
CSH
INT
24
RF
75.0
0.93
1.23
25.1%
13.0%
5.8%
6.6%
4.35
1.96
0.3%
0.7%
ALM
24
SP
102.0
0.86
1.05
19.9%
14.7%
5.5%
8.0%
3.59
1.81
0.0%
0.4%
25
SP
67.0
1.24
1.19
13.1%
12.5%
2.4%
6.7%
5.43
2.33
0.7%
0.7%
ALM
MULT
25
SP
199.0
0.99
1.19
11.9%
11.0%
7.1%
10.1%
1.66
1.00
0.1%
0.2%
CSH
EAS
26
SP
87.0
0.98
1.41
22.4%
16.3%
4.7%
8.9%
4.81
1.84
0.3%
0.7%
26
SP
194.2
1.11
1.26
16.6%
14.3%
7.4%
10.8%
2.26
1.24
0.9%
0.4%
CSH
WES
27
RF
52.2
1.04
1.28
10.8%
12.9%
5.2%
6.7%
2.09
1.94
0.0%
0.6%
ALM
MULT
27
3B
82.1
1.51
1.41
8.1%
12.4%
9.2%
10.9%
0.88
1.14
0.3%
0.1%
ALM
28
SP
94.1
1.09
1.31
12.4%
9.8%
7.3%
9.2%
1.70
0.96
0.0%
0.2%
ALM
29
LF
31.0
0.97
1.19
15.3%
12.4%
5.9%
10.2%
2.57
1.25
0.0%
0.0%
AP
30
LF
54.0
1.26
1.48
11.4%
10.1%
7.9%
11.9%
1.44
0.83
0.4%
0.1%
ALL
WES
32
SS
1.1
5.25
1.20
9.1%
11.1%
18.2%
8.2%
0.50
1.35
0.0%
0.2%
CAG
WES
33
SS
9.0
0.67
1.41
12.1%
7.8%
6.1%
9.1%
2.00
0.85
0.0%
0.4%
DS
WES
34
SS
46.1
0.80
1.34
11.9%
10.5%
2.3%
9.1%
5.25
1.15
0.6%
1.0%
KCM
NNL
35
SS
47.0
1.17
1.31
5.2%
11.3%
4.7%
8.3%
1.11
1.36
1.6%
0.5%
ALM
35
RF
20.1
1.62
1.20
11.5%
10.1%
7.3%
9.2%
1.57
1.23
0.0%
0.1%
KCM
NNL
36
SS
15.2
1.15
1.33
4.3%
10.8%
4.3%
7.2%
1.00
1.51
1.4%
0.8%
KCM
NNL
37
3B
19.1
2.02
1.43
14.1%
10.9%
5.1%
7.6%
2.80
1.44
0.0%
1.1%
KCM
NNL
38
SP
138.2
1.21
1.45
10.4%
9.0%
5.2%
8.0%
2.00
1.13
0.7%
1.4%
SC
LG/GP
38
RP
66.0
1.48
1.44
8.8%
9.5%
9.1%
8.0%
0.96
1.11
0.7%
0.5%
KCM
39
RP
63.0
0.90
1.23
15.4%
10.8%
3.3%
7.4%
4.63
1.48
0.0%
KCM
MULT
40
RP
27.0
1.44
1.37
10.2%
11.2%
4.2%
7.7%
2.40
1.26
0.0%
18
9
SP
1825.0
1.08
1.26
14.2%
11.8%
6.3%
9.4%
2.26
1.32
0.4%
0.5%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
11
Cuban Leagues
949.2
1.07
1.24
14.0%
11.6%
7.5%
10.8%
1.86
1.11
0.3%
0.3%
14
Negro Leagues
671.1
1.12
1.33
14.2%
11.8%
4.6%
7.6%
3.11
1.58
0.5%
0.8%
6
vs Major Leaguers
204.0
1.00
1.16
15.1%
13.2%
6.3%
8.9%
2.41
1.50
0.4%
0.3%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
10
Almendares
SP
1029.2
1.03
1.22
14.4%
11.8%
7.2%
10.6%
2.00
1.15
0.2%
0.3%
5
Cuban Stars West
SP
246.0
1.00
1.31
20.0%
13.7%
5.3%
7.4%
3.77
1.85
0.2%
0.6%
1
Stars of Cuba
SP
58.0
1.34
1.17
13.2%
14.7%
2.3%
5.9%
5.67
2.48
0.8%
0.8%
1
Almendares Park I
SP
58.0
1.02
1.11
16.7%
15.6%
6.4%
9.3%
2.60
1.68
0.9%
0.3%
1
All Nations Club
SS
1.1
5.25
1.20
9.1%
11.1%
18.2%
8.2%
0.50
1.35
0.0%
0.2%
1
Chicago American Giants
SP
9.0
0.67
1.41
12.1%
7.8%
6.1%
9.1%
2.00
0.85
0.0%
0.4%
1
Detroit Stars
-
46.1
0.80
1.34
11.9%
10.5%
2.3%
9.1%
5.25
1.15
0.6%
1.0%
6
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
310.2
1.21
1.37
10.5%
10.0%
4.6%
7.8%
2.27
1.29
0.8%
1.0%
1
Santa Clara
RP
66.0
1.48
1.44
8.8%
9.2%
9.1%
8.5%
0.96
1.11
0.7%
0.5%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
ALM
LG
22
SP
13
293
247
14
38
4
1
0
16
32
45
4
10
0
6
.154
.261
.178
.440
CSH
NAC
23
2B
3
97
88
13
25
6
1
0
3
7
18
0
2
2
.284
.337
.375
.712
ALM
MULT
23
SP
32
923
839
53
141
10
4
1
47
53
157
11
20
0
12
.168
.227
.193
.420
CSH
INT
24
RF
10
295
267
16
53
9
1
1
3
17
74
1
10
1
.199
.249
.251
.500
ALM
24
SP
11
397
361
33
66
3
6
0
23
22
79
6
6
2
3
.183
.240
.224
.465
25
SP
8
291
276
42
76
23
4
2
1
7
38
0
8
1
.275
.293
.409
.703
ALM
MULT
25
SP
25
784
698
54
142
16
7
1
24
56
93
7
18
5
18
.203
.268
.251
.518
CSH
EAS
26
SP
11
343
318
24
69
5
3
1
7
16
77
3
6
4
.217
.261
.261
.522
26
SP
26
787
700
72
158
18
6
7
36
58
131
2
21
5
9
.226
.285
.299
.584
CSH
WES
27
RF
7
213
197
13
44
6
4
0
0
11
23
1
4
1
.223
.268
.294
.562
ALM
MULT
27
3B
13
371
321
56
90
10
6
1
19
34
30
2
12
2
8
.280
.351
.358
.709
ALM
28
SP
13
372
329
17
76
5
4
0
11
27
46
2
13
1
9
.231
.292
.271
.563
ALM
29
LF
4
118
109
6
23
2
2
0
2
7
18
0
2
0
4
.211
.259
.266
.525
AP
30
LF
10
228
197
34
50
10
6
1
8
18
26
1
11
2
8
.254
.317
.381
.697
ALL
WES
32
SS
1
11
9
4
5
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
.556
.636
.556
1.192
CAG
WES
33
SS
1
33
30
2
4
0
0
0
2
2
4
0
1
1
.133
.188
.133
.321
DS
WES
34
SS
7
177
168
14
33
2
4
1
4
4
21
1
4
2
.196
.220
.274
.493
KCM
NNL
35
SS
9
193
177
23
46
9
2
3
6
9
10
1
6
4
.260
.299
.384
.684
ALM
35
RF
5
96
86
17
26
2
6
0
3
7
11
1
2
0
.302
.362
.465
.827
KCM
NNL
36
SS
3
70
64
10
15
0
3
1
1
3
3
1
2
0
.234
.279
.375
.654
KCM
NNL
37
3B
5
99
91
14
34
7
0
0
2
5
14
0
3
3
.374
.406
.451
.857
KCM
NNL
38
SP
24
577
524
66
138
4
30
60
5
.263
.309
SC
LG/GP
38
RP
15
285
252
38
72
10
1
2
3
26
25
1
5
1
9
.286
.354
.357
.711
KCM
39
RP
17
69
64
23
49
3
1
0
0
1
8
37
0
0
1
1
0
.766
.781
.844
1.625
KCM
MULT
40
RP
10
118
13
21
34
1
0
0
0
0
5
12
0
1
0
0
1
2.615
2.105
2.692
4.798
18
9
SP
283
7240
6425
679
1507
161
72
26
221
1
466
1053
0
51
167
19
106
.224
.280
.284
.564
 
Team Lg Pos
11
Cuban Leagues
143
3839
3411
320
730
77
42
10
160
289
538
28
107
6
67
.214
.280
.270
.550
14
Negro Leagues
116
2586
2286
285
625
71
23
13
29
1
126
392
0
14
47
1
20
.245
.285
.321
.606
6
vs Major Leaguers
24
815
728
74
152
13
7
3
32
51
123
9
13
12
19
.209
.265
.258
.523
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Almendares
SP
145
4135
3678
334
766
72
45
9
181
299
597
34
113
12
74
.208
.273
.260
.533
5
Cuban Stars West
SP
32
981
902
70
195
27
9
2
13
52
196
5
22
8
.216
.263
.273
.536
1
Stars of Cuba
SP
7
258
244
38
72
22
4
2
1
6
34
0
8
1
.295
.312
.443
.755
1
Almendares Park I
SP
7
234
209
22
44
8
3
2
8
15
39
2
2
5
3
.211
.264
.306
.570
1
All Nations Club
SS
1
11
9
4
5
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
.556
.636
.556
1.192
1
Chicago American Giants
SP
1
33
30
2
4
0
0
0
2
2
4
0
1
1
.133
.188
.133
.321
1
Detroit Stars
-
7
177
168
14
33
2
4
1
4
4
21
1
4
2
.196
.220
.274
.493
6
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
68
1126
933
157
316
20
6
8
9
1
60
136
0
8
12
1
8
.268
.311
.381
.693
1
Santa Clara
RP
15
285
252
38
72
10
1
2
3
26
25
1
5
1
9
.286
.354
.357
.711

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Statistical and biographical data for the The Negro Leagues Database, except 1923 and 1933, were compiled by Gary Ashwill. Copyright 2011-2013 Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1923 were compiled by Patrick Rock. Copyright 2011-2013 Patrick Rock. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1933 were compiled by Scott Simkus. Copyright 2013 Scott Simkus. All rights reserved.


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