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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
99
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
146
ABC
WES
21
CF
40
171
154
39
60
8
8
3
46
13
13
0
4
.390
.437
.604
1.041
196
WES
22
CF
46
206
180
48
72
9
6
8
45
16
19
1
6
.400
.460
.650
1.110
235
23
CF
96
416
359
85
130
21
14
6
63
23
1
42
1
2
13
.362
.432
.549
.981
191
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
245
25
CF
104
467
414
109
156
27
19
20
103
23
41
0
1
11
.377
.434
.679
1.113
195
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
177
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
254
HBG
ECL
28
CF
71
321
255
97
109
23
3
20
97
17
51
15
.427
.523
.776
1.299
228
MULT
MULT
29
CF
59
258
210
48
62
14
1
12
51
26
3
38
10
5
5
0
.295
.415
.543
.958
165
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
184
ANL
32
CF
82
360
291
71
106
25
7
7
64
8
2
56
1
3
10
.364
.471
.570
1.042
152
33
1B
54
247
220
47
69
17
2
12
56
7
0
19
1
2
6
.314
.373
.573
.946
133
HG
IND
34
1B
48
215
189
36
63
14
6
3
33
1
0
18
0
1
7
.333
.394
.519
.913
157
PC
35
1B
53
222
194
37
67
15
0
5
38
4
23
0
1
4
.345
.417
.500
.917
135
36
1B
68
281
252
64
84
18
7
13
65
8
0
22
0
0
3
3
1
0
.333
.392
.615
1.007
171
37
1B
60
236
203
35
64
10
2
7
41
5
0
27
2
3
3
0
0
.315
.403
.488
.891
152
MULT
38
1B
49
209
184
26
50
10
1
5
34
8
0
20
4
0
1
4
0
0
.272
.346
.418
.765
95
MULT
39
1B
38
134
115
21
40
11
0
4
24
0
15
2
1
3
.348
.427
.548
.975
158
PC
NN2
40
1B
15
45
41
4
9
2
0
1
6
0
2
0
1
1
.220
.273
.341
.614
61
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
116
TIC
NAL
43
LF
6
16
13
2
5
0
0
0
2
1
3
0
.385
.500
.385
.885
176
PS
NN2
44
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
100
27
17
CF
1561
6706
5724
1375
2010
374
139
210
1309
355
13
766
62
4
42
165
9
0
.351
.431
.575
1.006
175
162 Game Average
696
594
143
209
39
14
22
136
45
15
79
51
18
5
17
10
0
.351
.431
.575
1.006
175
 
Team Lg Pos
27
Negro Leagues
1371
5882
5031
1199
1766
329
120
190
1180
288
8
658
24
0
39
153
1
0
.351
.430
.577
1.007
174
5
vs Latin Leagues
153
666
552
142
194
33
13
10
91
60
4
93
28
4
2
11
8
.351
.441
.513
.954
165
8
vs Major Leagues
37
158
141
34
50
12
6
10
38
7
1
15
10
1
1
0
.355
.420
.738
1.158
231
 
Team Lg Pos
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
CF
459
1987
1734
363
583
95
55
41
366
100
2
178
14
9
65
1
.336
.401
.525
.926
161
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
124
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
260
3
Chicago American Giants
CF
44
200
173
45
70
8
6
8
44
14
19
2
6
.405
.469
.659
1.128
240
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
264
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
217
3
Hilldale Club
CF
144
620
506
125
176
35
13
19
109
19
5
97
7
3
14
0
.348
.455
.581
1.036
163
4
Homestead Grays
1B
110
495
439
88
143
34
8
16
95
10
0
39
2
3
14
0
.326
.385
.549
.934
145
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
295
1161
1018
192
324
65
10
36
207
25
0
117
5
8
18
.318
.393
.508
.901
140
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
-43
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 II
1B
6
24
22
3
8
3
0
0
6
0
2
1
0
0
.364
.417
.500
.917
192
1
Philadelphia Stars
1B
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
.667
.000
.667
100



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
ABC
WES
241
.319
.327
5.4%
9.0%
0.8%
0.7%
.113
.082
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
11.07
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
.296
6.8%
8.3%
1.0%
1.4%
7.00
5.97
0.5%
0.2%
.096
.064
ABC
WES
171
.479
.337
7.6%
9.4%
1.8%
0.4%
.214
.084
WES
206
.496
.312
9.2%
8.9%
3.9%
1.1%
.250
.098
416
.452
.321
10.1%
0.2%
8.2%
42.00
1.4%
0.5%
.187
.078
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
.098
467
.477
.337
8.8%
0.0%
8.0%
4.3%
1.1%
.302
.114
SC
CUB
90
.526
.328
11.1%
8.1%
1.1%
0.4%
.253
.089
MULT
393
.460
.345
13.0%
8.2%
3.6%
1.3%
.250
.121
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
.124
MULT
MULT
258
.433
.333
14.7%
2.6%
3.9%
8.8%
3.80
4.7%
1.0%
.248
.107
HBG
ECL
305
.519
.349
16.1%
9.2%
0.7%
0.3%
24.50
29.07
4.3%
1.3%
.294
.121
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
.339
15.9%
8.2%
1.2%
1.6%
13.33
5.22
4.4%
1.3%
.271
.119
ANL
360
.461
.372
15.6%
0.3%
0.3%
9.5%
56.00
37.74
1.9%
1.4%
.206
.132
247
.398
.352
7.7%
0.4%
8.2%
19.00
4.9%
1.7%
.259
.139
HG
IND
215
.401
.321
8.4%
7.5%
0.0%
1.1%
6.61
1.4%
1.1%
.185
.111
PC
222
.411
.350
10.4%
0.7%
0.0%
7.8%
2.3%
1.2%
.155
.122
281
.434
.326
7.8%
0.0%
6.4%
4.6%
1.1%
.282
.119
236
.412
.328
11.4%
0.8%
7.7%
13.50
3.0%
0.8%
.172
.093
MULT
209
.348
.352
9.6%
1.1%
1.9%
8.8%
5.00
9.03
2.4%
1.5%
.147
.131
MULT
134
.432
.341
11.2%
0.5%
1.5%
8.4%
7.50
27.69
3.0%
1.5%
.200
.121
PC
NN2
45
.274
.338
4.4%
8.0%
0.0%
0.1%
61.50
2.2%
1.6%
.122
.130
PC
NN2
1
.000
.341
0.0%
9.3%
0.0%
1.5%
.000
.126
TC
53
.369
.331
13.2%
8.7%
1.9%
1.4%
.109
.104
TIC
NAL
16
.447
.313
18.8%
9.0%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.073
PS
NN2
3
.495
.327
66.7%
8.4%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.105
27
17
6706
.446
.336
11.4%
8.3%
2.1%
1.8%
5.97
13.70
3.1%
1.0%
.224
.106
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
27
Negro Leagues
5882
.446
.336
11.2%
8.3%
1.0%
1.0%
11.71
16.61
3.2%
1.1%
.226
.108
5
vs Latin Leagues
666
.439
.343
14.0%
8.7%
5.4%
5.6%
2.79
1.75
1.5%
0.5%
.161
.088
8
vs Major Leagues
158
.503
.324
9.5%
6.6%
9.1%
2.2%
1.10
2.47
6.3%
0.9%
.383
.100
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
7
Indianapolis ABCs I
1987
.417
.331
9.0%
8.5%
4.0%
3.2%
1.86
4.73
2.1%
0.8%
.189
.093
1
New York Lincoln Stars
73
.391
.339
11.0%
8.4%
0.0%
0.5%
16.88
0.0%
0.5%
.031
.079
1
Royal Poinciana Hotel
45
.233
.266
11.1%
9.8%
0.0%
0.1%
.000
.062
2
Detroit Stars I
30
.557
.327
13.3%
8.9%
10.0%
1.3%
.462
.114
3
Chicago American Giants
200
.502
.311
9.5%
8.8%
4.0%
1.1%
.254
.098
3
St. Louis Stars I
393
.560
.327
11.7%
7.3%
11.1%
3.4%
0.83
2.82
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
4
Harrisburg Giants
1074
.515
.341
15.1%
8.5%
1.5%
1.3%
10.38
18.60
5.4%
1.3%
.323
.114
3
Hilldale Club
620
.457
.355
15.6%
8.8%
1.1%
0.9%
13.86
23.21
3.1%
1.3%
.233
.125
4
Homestead Grays
495
.402
.338
7.9%
7.9%
0.4%
0.9%
19.50
9.88
3.2%
1.4%
.223
.125
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
1161
.403
.339
10.1%
7.8%
1.3%
0.7%
7.60
18.19
3.1%
1.2%
.190
.117
2
East All Stars
9
.182
.312
0.0%
3.9%
22.2%
16.6%
0.00
0.30
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.109
1
West All Stars
3
.000
.382
0.0%
16.5%
0.0%
7.2%
2.29
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.078
1
NNL All Stars II
24
.428
.288
8.3%
6.4%
7.7%
1.4%
2.00
5.24
0.0%
0.6%
.136
.092
1
Philadelphia Stars
3
.495
.327
66.7%
8.4%
0.0%
1.2%
.000
.105

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