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
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Notes:


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


Similarity Scores


Glossary
# Players Pos HoF
Melvin Sykes
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1000
162
398
15
44
15
0
0
15
44
65
0
.111
.200
.148
 
1
SP
983
162
251
8
31
6
0
0
16
8
119
0
.125
.153
.152
2
SP
969
162
441
26
56
3
1
1
20
19
0
2
.127
.172
.147
3
SP
960
162
310
17
34
5
2
1
18
12
118
0
.111
.149
.144
4
SP
959
162
413
23
47
8
2
0
21
27
1
0
.114
.171
.144
5
SP
957
162
239
14
26
6
0
1
14
17
103
0
.109
.168
.149
6
SP
957
162
224
9
26
3
0
0
11
11
79
0
.115
.160
.127
7
SP
956
162
161
13
20
2
0
1
6
12
52
2
.125
.183
.148
8
SP
956
162
258
12
29
4
0
1
11
6
121
0
.114
.137
.146
9
SP
956
162
158
7
18
3
0
1
6
3
72
0
.112
.131
.145
10
SP
954
162
252
9
29
4
0
1
10
15
108
0
.114
.164
.141
11
SP
953
162
314
23
44
8
1
0
16
14
107
0
.142
.180
.178
12
SP
953
162
246
13
28
3
1
1
13
11
74
0
.114
.154
.141
13
SP
953
162
296
14
33
3
1
1
12
13
129
1
.110
.148
.134
14
SP
952
162
270
22
30
4
1
3
18
16
136
0
.110
.163
.161
15
SP
952
162
150
7
17
2
1
0
6
6
70
0
.117
.152
.148
16
SP
952
162
282
15
32
2
1
0
11
20
145
0
.112
.171
.129
17
SP
951
162
217
16
22
4
0
2
6
21
115
0
.104
.186
.145
18
SP
951
162
299
15
32
5
0
4
11
11
141
0
.106
.140
.156
19
SP
950
162
219
9
25
2
1
2
11
15
125
0
.116
.174
.158
20
SP
950
162
344
14
41
5
0
1
17
12
157
0
.119
.151
.141
21
SP
950
162
212
9
25
4
0
1
10
6
69
0
.119
.145
.150
22
SP
949
162
278
14
33
4
1
0
12
20
50
1
.117
.182
.134
23
SP
949
162
308
17
40
3
0
0
16
17
52
0
.130
.180
.140
24
SP
949
162
306
15
37
4
1
1
16
10
101
0
.121
.150
.144
25
SP
949
162
313
21
38
4
1
1
18
14
152
0
.123
.161
.148
26
SP
949
162
284
12
31
2
0
1
11
14
150
0
.109
.151
.130
27
SP
948
162
292
12
33
3
0
0
8
8
156
0
.114
.139
.129
28
SP
947
162
279
21
31
2
1
0
11
36
123
0
.110
.215
.121
29
SP
947
162
229
9
25
3
0
0
9
11
84
0
.111
.152
.125
30
SP
947
162
183
7
21
3
1
1
7
7
90
0
.114
.151
.166
31
SP
946
162
377
20
47
5
1
0
29
8
0
2
.125
.146
.143
32
SP
946
162
240
13
30
4
0
0
13
15
81
0
.125
.181
.148
33
SP
946
162
339
19
39
4
2
4
17
5
156
0
.115
.128
.171
34
SP
946
162
304
15
38
7
0
1
21
13
130
1
.124
.158
.155
35
SP
946
162
246
11
30
1
1
0
11
8
100
0
.123
.155
.142
36
SP
945
162
302
18
33
1
0
0
14
18
105
0
.110
.161
.119
37
SP
945
162
322
21
38
4
0
0
15
27
96
0
.119
.189
.130
38
SP
945
162
248
10
31
4
0
0
12
8
73
0
.125
.152
.146
39
SP
944
162
265
13
26
4
1
2
10
16
128
1
.097
.152
.147
40
SP
944
162
302
14
46
3
0
0
17
12
83
0
.154
.193
.169
41
SP
943
162
460
24
57
2
1
1
18
8
0
2
.124
.144
.136
42
SP
943
162
324
14
41
5
2
0
11
11
119
0
.127
.157
.158
43
SP
943
162
268
15
33
6
0
1
18
16
87
0
.123
.173
.163
44
SP
942
162
295
14
31
4
0
1
16
28
144
0
.104
.188
.123
45
SP
942
162
183
5
20
1
0
0
6
5
56
0
.109
.132
.119
46
SP
941
162
314
15
40
6
1
1
17
17
47
2
.129
.177
.155
47
SP
941
162
335
22
43
7
1
0
15
16
56
1
.128
.170
.157
48
SP
941
162
227
9
24
4
0
0
11
16
96
0
.106
.165
.123
49
SP
941
162
291
12
38
5
0
0
16
3
125
0
.131
.144
.146
50
SP
941
162
175
8
27
3
0
0
11
3
56
0
.153
.173
.171
51
SP
940
162
518
51
72
8
4
0
27
42
95
15
.140
.207
.172
52
SP
940
162
418
29
65
6
1
0
19
13
0
2
.156
.185
.173
53
SP
940
162
284
14
36
5
1
1
20
15
116
0
.127
.169
.160
54
SP
940
162
197
12
25
5
0
1
8
7
80
0
.125
.159
.160
55
SP
940
162
216
9
21
6
0
1
12
12
102
0
.097
.150
.137
56
SP
939
162
447
25
65
11
3
1
28
30
0
5
.144
.198
.189
57
SP
939
162
233
10
29
1
0
0
7
7
70
0
.123
.147
.131
58
SP
939
162
240
16
29
1
0
0
11
13
106
0
.120
.169
.127
59
SP
939
162
133
9
17
1
0
0
5
10
29
0
.126
.186
.139
60
SP
939
162
322
15
40
1
1
0
13
12
121
1
.125
.159
.132
61
SP
939
162
223
9
28
2
1
0
8
4
63
0
.126
.146
.139
62
SP
939
162
304
19
40
4
0
0
10
11
119
1
.132
.162
.145
63
SP
938
162
448
30
55
1
0
0
16
15
4
1
.122
.156
.124
64
SP
938
162
222
13
28
3
0
0
17
11
57
0
.127
.169
.139
65
SP
938
162
281
13
37
3
0
0
12
2
106
0
.133
.146
.146
66
SP
937
162
227
11
29
2
0
0
11
15
70
0
.125
.178
.132
67
SP
937
162
350
18
47
3
1
1
18
14
139
1
.133
.166
.153
68
SP
937
162
350
25
45
2
0
0
18
45
172
0
.129
.230
.136
69
SP
937
162
255
10
33
5
0
1
15
10
96
0
.129
.169
.162
70
SP
936
162
336
21
46
3
0
0
16
18
64
0
.136
.183
.152
71
SP
936
162
286
23
36
5
0
2
17
16
100
1
.126
.177
.166
72
SP
936
162
253
22
34
2
0
0
12
14
104
2
.133
.178
.141
73
SP
936
162
258
12
39
3
0
1
13
10
76
0
.151
.186
.177
74
SP
936
162
119
7
15
1
0
0
4
10
45
0
.128
.199
.140
75
SP
935
162
322
14
42
5
0
2
14
7
110
0
.131
.153
.164
76
SP
935
162
170
8
20
5
0
1
10
8
79
0
.121
.158
.178
77
SP
935
162
284
13
34
6
0
3
16
10
143
0
.121
.151
.180
78
SP
935
162
299
16
32
1
0
0
11
8
97
0
.106
.132
.108
79
SP
934
162
348
21
51
6
2
0
21
24
69
1
.147
.204
.183
80
SP
934
162
307
24
41
5
0
1
17
41
116
2
.134
.240
.161
81
SP
934
162
288
14
37
2
2
2
15
8
95
1
.127
.151
.170
82
SP
934
162
194
8
26
1
0
0
7
14
53
1
.133
.191
.141
83
SP
934
162
268
16
28
1
0
0
8
23
115
0
.103
.173
.112
84
SP
934
162
243
11
33
2
0
0
10
7
50
0
.134
.159
.144
85
SP
934
162
352
19
49
3
1
0
16
24
107
0
.139
.195
.152
86
SP
934
162
292
19
39
5
0
1
11
10
108
0
.134
.164
.158
87
SP
934
162
222
10
30
5
0
0
6
12
76
0
.134
.177
.157
88
SP
934
162
259
14
35
6
0
0
12
6
75
0
.134
.153
.157
89
SP
933
162
501
36
76
9
2
0
33
14
11
3
.152
.179
.182
90
SP
933
162
300
15
41
3
1
1
15
11
96
1
.135
.168
.158
91
SP
933
162
283
17
37
7
1
1
13
6
89
0
.132
.152
.166
92
SP
932
162
379
30
55
4
2
0
24
24
0
1
.144
.197
.166
93
SP
932
162
287
14
40
3
0
0
11
17
87
0
.138
.188
.150
94
SP
932
162
168
9
20
2
0
2
10
9
92
0
.118
.166
.163
95
SP
932
162
164
8
16
2
1
0
7
6
72
0
.099
.134
.122
96
SP
932
162
166
6
16
3
1
0
5
4
62
0
.099
.118
.121
97
SP
931
162
250
11
33
3
0
2
16
15
87
0
.130
.178
.169
98
SP
931
162
269
14
34
5
1
2
17
13
139
3
.127
.168
.178
99
SP
931
162
201
12
27
3
1
0
7
5
87
0
.135
.161
.157
100
SP
931
162
307
24
39
11
0
1
17
7
90
0
.129
.150
.177

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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