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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)
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Fielding Breakdown by Position

Multi-Stint Seasons:



C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF PH PR P
Team Lg Pos
ALM
CUB
22
SP
2
-0.0
1
1.0
13
CSH
NAC
23
2B
7
0.1
2
0.4
4
-1.6
2
-0.5
3
ALM
MULT
23
SP
1
0.4
3
-0.2
2
-1.0
1
-0.3
3
-1.2
32
CSH
INT
24
RF
2
-0.0
3
1.6
2
0.4
4
0.3
8
-0.8
11
ALM
24
SP
1
-0.3
2
1.3
2
-0.4
11
25
SP
1
0.7
4
1.3
3
-1.1
8
ALM
MULT
25
SP
5
1.6
1
-0.6
25
CSH
EAS
26
SP
2
-0.5
1
0.1
1
0.3
11
26
SP
4
0.7
1
1.4
1
-0.8
26
CSH
WES
27
RF
1
0.1
11
2.1
7
ALM
MULT
27
3B
8
1.2
13
-0.4
3
-1.3
1
0.5
13
ALM
28
SP
1
-0.2
1
-0.1
2
-0.3
1
0.3
2
-0.4
13
ALM
29
LF
2
-0.3
12
0.8
20
8.1
1
1.2
4
AP
30
LF
3
0.1
25
-1.7
3
2.2
3
-1.5
10
ALL
WES
31
SS
7
-1.4
ALL
WES
32
SS
14
-2.1
1
CAG
WES
33
SS
13
-0.8
1
0.4
1
DS
WES
34
SS
2
-0.4
7
-0.6
9
-0.2
4
1.1
5
-0.4
7
KCM
35
SS
1
-0.1
26
-5.3
4
0.3
27
-1.0
1
-0.3
1
-0.1
9
ALM
35
RF
1
0.2
1
-0.4
2
0.6
1
-0.5
12
-3.3
5
KCM
36
SS
3
-3.1
11
3.9
27
9.6
20
-1.8
4
KCM
37
3B
7
-1.7
28
4.1
5
-0.1
3
-0.0
5
KCM
NNL
38
SP
1
-0.5
1
-0.7
7
-1.3
2
0.2
3
-2.5
2
0.9
24
SC
38
RP
2
0.5
15
KCM
39
RP
2
17
KCM
MULT
40
RP
1
1
10
19
9
SP
4
-0.3
62
-10.0
96
9.9
121
2.1
72
10.8
20
-0.7
79
-5.5
285
 
Team Lg Pos
15
Negro Leagues
3
-0.6
44
-10.4
64
8.1
106
2.4
13
3.2
13
-2.5
50
-0.2
117
7
vs Major Leaguers
1
-0.5
4
1.1
2
-1.0
24
11
Cuban Leagues
1
0.2
13
1.6
28
0.7
13
0.7
59
7.6
7
1.8
24
-4.6
143
2
4
-0.7
5
-0.7
1
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Almendares
SP
1
0.2
14
1.1
30
1.2
15
-0.3
57
7.1
7
1.8
24
-4.6
145
5
Cuban Stars West
SP
9
0.1
8
1.6
4
-1.6
4
1.5
4
0.3
22
1.2
33
1
Stars of Cuba I
SP
1
0.7
3
0.4
3
-1.1
7
1
Almendares Park I
SP
7
2
All Nations Club
SS
21
-3.5
1
1
Chicago American Giants
SP
13
-0.8
1
0.4
1
1
Detroit Stars I
SP
2
-0.4
7
-0.6
9
-0.2
4
1.1
5
-0.4
7
6
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
3
-0.6
37
-10.7
50
7.0
59
8.5
2
0.2
9
-2.9
24
-1.0
69
1
Santa Clara
RP
2
0.5
15

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


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