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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)
• Visit Manager Page


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
0
14
1
0
5
.320
.390
.377
.767
122
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
0
14
2
3
10
.292
.354
.388
.741
140
ABC
WES
21
CF
40
171
154
39
60
8
8
3
46
13
13
0
4
.390
.437
.604
1.041
191
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
1
42
1
2
13
.362
.432
.549
.981
196
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
239
25
CF
101
454
402
107
152
26
19
20
101
23
40
0
1
11
.378
.436
.687
1.122
197
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
255
HBG
ECL
28
CF
71
321
255
97
109
23
3
20
97
17
51
15
.427
.523
.776
1.299
228
MULT
29
CF
57
249
202
46
58
14
1
11
48
25
3
37
10
5
5
0
.287
.410
.530
.940
164
HBG
ECL
30
CF
69
305
248
68
99
20
7
13
74
21
49
2
2
6
.399
.502
.694
1.195
209
CUB
CUB
31
CF
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
1
32
4
4
0
1
2
.350
.481
.567
1.047
172
HIL
EAS
31
CF
60
251
207
54
72
11
6
11
44
11
3
40
3
0
4
.348
.453
.618
1.072
187
HIL
ANL
32
CF
77
341
275
68
99
23
7
7
61
8
2
53
0
3
10
.360
.468
.571
1.039
151
HG
EAS
33
1B
17
75
65
13
16
1
1
2
8
2
7
0
3
.246
.319
.385
.704
77
HG
IND
34
1B
39
174
156
31
53
12
6
2
25
1
14
0
0
4
.340
.394
.532
.926
158
PC
IND
35
1B
45
185
160
28
56
14
0
3
31
4
20
1
4
.350
.425
.494
.919
144
36
1B
63
265
236
61
79
17
6
13
61
6
0
22
0
0
3
3
1
0
.335
.397
.623
1.020
173
37
1B
60
236
203
35
64
10
2
7
41
5
0
27
2
3
3
0
0
.315
.403
.488
.891
158
MULT
38
1B
46
196
172
26
47
10
1
5
33
8
0
19
0
0
1
4
0
0
.273
.349
.430
.779
95
39
1B
26
87
71
14
26
8
0
4
16
0
13
0
3
.366
.464
.648
1.112
187
PC
NN2
40
1B
13
40
36
4
9
2
0
1
6
0
2
1
1
.250
.308
.389
.697
90
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
117
TIC
NAL
43
LF
6
16
13
2
5
0
0
0
2
1
3
0
.385
.500
.385
.885
166
PS
NN2
44
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
104
27
17
CF
1475
6334
5389
1310
1899
348
137
196
1225
347
13
739
54
4
38
159
9
0
.352
.433
.577
1.010
177
162 Game Average
696
592
144
209
38
15
22
135
46
16
81
51
18
5
17
10
0
.352
.433
.577
1.010
177
 
Team Lg Pos
27
Negro Leagues
1296
5557
4739
1145
1671
306
118
178
1108
280
8
635
16
0
35
147
1
0
.353
.433
.580
1.012
177
5
Cuban Leagues
153
666
552
142
194
33
13
10
91
60
4
93
28
4
2
11
8
.351
.441
.513
.954
165
5
vs Major Leagues
26
111
98
23
34
9
6
8
26
7
1
11
10
1
1
0
.347
.418
.806
1.224
269
 
Team Lg Pos
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
CF
456
1974
1722
361
579
94
55
41
364
100
2
177
14
9
65
1
.336
.401
.526
.927
163
1
New York Lincoln Stars
CF
15
73
64
18
22
0
1
0
4
5
0
8
0
0
1
.344
.417
.375
.792
129
1
Royal Poinciana Hotel
CF
11
45
38
4
6
0
0
0
1
1
5
1
1
.158
.273
.158
.431
62
2
Detroit Stars I
CF
8
30
26
10
10
3
0
3
8
3
4
0
0
.385
.467
.846
1.313
261
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
43
196
170
45
69
8
6
8
43
14
18
2
6
.406
.468
.665
1.133
236
3
St. Louis Stars I
CF
89
393
333
117
144
22
18
19
106
37
1
46
6
5
9
.432
.508
.778
1.286
259
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
4
Harrisburg Giants
CF
242
1074
877
271
343
77
16
58
277
82
3
162
8
7
28
.391
.489
.714
1.203
218
3
Hilldale Club
CF
143
616
503
124
175
35
13
19
108
19
5
96
7
3
14
0
.348
.455
.583
1.038
165
3
Homestead Grays
1B
59
262
233
45
71
14
7
4
35
4
21
0
0
8
.305
.362
.476
.839
128
1
Cuba
CF
34
155
120
33
42
7
2
5
26
11
1
32
4
4
0
1
2
.350
.481
.567
1.047
172
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1B
270
1063
925
176
298
63
9
34
193
23
113
7
18
.322
.400
.520
.920
148
2
East All Stars
-
2
9
6
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
0
1
0
.000
.222
.000
.222
-35
1
West All Stars
-
1
3
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
1
NNL All Stars
-
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
69
1
Philadelphia Stars
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
104



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
.332
9.9%
1.1%
0.7%
8.6%
14.00
10.90
0.0%
0.4%
.057
.077
RP
FHL
45
.233
.266
11.1%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
ABC
WES
205
.352
.304
6.8%
8.5%
1.0%
1.4%
7.00
6.19
0.5%
0.2%
.096
.065
ABC
WES
171
.479
.343
7.6%
9.6%
1.8%
0.4%
.214
.086
WES
206
.496
.317
9.2%
9.1%
3.9%
1.1%
.250
.099
416
.452
.316
10.1%
0.2%
8.1%
42.00
1.4%
0.5%
.187
.077
AC
62
.420
.299
8.1%
8.6%
0.0%
0.1%
.071
.054
SLG
362
.540
.335
11.3%
1.4%
7.4%
8.20
4.7%
0.8%
.319
.100
454
.481
.338
8.8%
0.0%
8.1%
4.4%
1.1%
.308
.114
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
.319
11.9%
6.8%
6.4%
1.0%
.376
.097
HBG
ECL
321
.534
.349
15.9%
8.4%
6.2%
1.7%
.349
.123
MULT
249
.425
.329
14.9%
2.7%
4.0%
8.7%
3.70
3.20
4.4%
1.1%
.243
.106
HBG
ECL
305
.519
.349
16.1%
9.2%
0.7%
0.3%
24.50
29.00
4.3%
1.3%
.294
.120
CUB
CUB
155
.454
.349
20.6%
8.1%
2.6%
3.1%
8.00
2.61
3.2%
1.0%
.217
.110
HIL
EAS
251
.469
.335
15.9%
8.1%
1.2%
1.6%
13.33
5.12
4.4%
1.3%
.271
.118
HIL
ANL
341
.457
.372
15.5%
9.5%
0.0%
0.2%
38.49
2.1%
1.4%
.211
.133
HG
EAS
75
.309
.350
9.3%
8.2%
2.7%
1.8%
.138
.136
HG
IND
174
.409
.324
8.0%
7.5%
0.0%
1.1%
6.75
1.1%
1.1%
.192
.110
PC
IND
185
.412
.339
10.8%
7.7%
0.8%
9.08
1.6%
1.2%
.144
.122
265
.437
.327
8.3%
0.0%
6.4%
4.9%
1.1%
.288
.121
236
.412
.321
11.4%
0.8%
7.5%
13.50
3.0%
0.8%
.172
.092
MULT
196
.353
.358
9.7%
0.0%
9.0%
2.6%
1.5%
.157
.132
87
.476
.348
14.9%
8.8%
4.6%
1.6%
.282
.121
PC
NN2
40
.310
.326
5.0%
7.8%
2.5%
1.4%
.139
.122
PC
NN2
1
.000
.334
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
1.5%
.000
.123
TC
53
.369
.330
13.2%
8.7%
1.9%
1.4%
.109
.104
TIC
NAL
16
.447
.323
18.8%
9.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.076
PS
NN2
3
.495
.320
66.7%
8.2%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.103
27
17
6334
.449
.335
11.7%
8.3%
2.4%
2.2%
5.63
12.65
3.1%
1.0%
.225
.104
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
27
Negro Leagues
5557
.448
.334
11.4%
8.3%
1.0%
1.2%
13.63
16.24
3.2%
1.1%
.227
.106
5
Cuban Leagues
666
.439
.343
14.0%
8.7%
5.4%
5.6%
2.79
1.75
1.5%
0.5%
.161
.088
5
vs Major Leagues
111
.524
.305
9.9%
6.0%
12.8%
3.0%
0.80
2.29
7.2%
0.8%
.459
.097
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
1974
.417
.328
9.0%
8.5%
4.0%
3.1%
1.86
4.89
2.1%
0.8%
.190
.092
1
New York Lincoln Stars
73
.391
.332
11.0%
8.2%
0.0%
0.5%
16.41
0.0%
0.5%
.031
.076
1
Royal Poinciana Hotel
45
.233
.266
11.1%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
2
Detroit Stars I
30
.557
.328
13.3%
8.9%
10.0%
1.3%
.462
.115
2
Chicago American Giants
196
.504
.316
9.2%
9.0%
4.1%
1.1%
.259
.100
3
St. Louis Stars I
393
.559
.332
11.7%
7.4%
11.1%
3.4%
0.83
2.68
4.8%
0.8%
.345
.099
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
4
Harrisburg Giants
1074
.515
.340
15.1%
8.5%
1.5%
1.3%
10.38
18.52
5.4%
1.3%
.323
.114
3
Hilldale Club
616
.457
.353
15.6%
8.7%
1.1%
0.9%
13.71
23.46
3.1%
1.3%
.235
.125
3
Homestead Grays
262
.369
.329
8.0%
7.5%
0.0%
1.2%
6.40
1.5%
1.2%
.172
.116
1
Cuba
155
.454
.349
20.6%
8.1%
2.6%
3.1%
8.00
2.61
3.2%
1.0%
.217
.110
9
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1063
.411
.335
10.6%
7.7%
3.2%
1.2%
.198
.116
2
East All Stars
9
.182
.356
0.0%
5.7%
22.2%
14.8%
0.00
0.40
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.146
1
West All Stars
3
.000
.353
0.0%
15.2%
0.0%
7.6%
2.00
0.0%
1.1%
.000
.081
1
NNL All Stars
4
.238
.273
0.0%
5.4%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.084
1
Philadelphia Stars
3
.495
.320
66.7%
8.2%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.103

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