Melvin Sykes - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Melvin Sykes



Melvin Elijah Sykes


Born: January 10, 1901 in Decatur, AL
Died: March 1984 in Decatur, AL
          (83 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 6'5"
Wt: 195
Biographical
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Notes:


• College: Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) , Atlanta Baptist College (Atlanta, GA)
• Buried: Sykes Cemetery (Decatur, AL)
• Relatives: Doc Sykes (Brother)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
ECL
25
LF
11
30
27
1
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
3
2
0
0
.111
.200
.148
.348
-8
1
2
LF
11
30
27
1
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
3
2
0
0
.111
.200
.148
.348
-7
162 Game Average
442
398
15
44
15
0
0
15
0
0
44
65
0
0
.111
.200
.148
.348
-7
 
Team Lg Pos
1
Hilldale Club
LF
9
22
20
0
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
2
0
0
.150
.227
.200
.427
14
1
New York Lincoln Giants
CF
2
8
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.000
.125
.000
.125
-67



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
ECL
30
.184
.352
10.0%
2.7%
6.7%
9.9%
1.50
3.68
0.0%
1.1%
.037
.116
1
2
30
.184
.352
10.0%
9.9%
6.7%
2.7%
1.50
3.68
0.0%
1.1%
.037
.116
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
1
New York Lincoln Giants
8
.096
.364
12.5%
10.2%
0.0%
2.6%
3.88
0.0%
1.1%
.000
.120
1
Hilldale Club
22
.217
.348
9.1%
9.8%
9.1%
2.7%
1.00
3.61
0.0%
1.1%
.050
.114

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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