David Whatley - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

David Whatley



David Samuel Whatley
(Speed; Hammer Man)

Born: November 10, 1914 in Griffin, GA
Died: March 13, 1961 in Oakland, CA
          (46 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: R
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 175
Biographical
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Notes:


• Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery (San Bruno, CA)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
BBB
NAL
22
RF
21
88
86
19
33
6
5
4
25
3
2
0
0
.384
.398
.709
1.107
209
23
RF
28
117
106
23
41
6
2
0
9
6
9
1
1
.387
.440
.481
.921
165
MULT
24
RF
35
143
138
28
52
7
4
1
17
4
3
2
.377
.390
.507
.897
143
HG
NN2
25
RF
48
219
197
41
58
8
2
2
30
7
20
2
.294
.359
.386
.745
97
HG
NN2
26
RF
39
174
158
26
44
8
3
2
16
7
12
4
.278
.329
.405
.734
114
HG
27
RF
37
150
134
22
41
4
1
0
9
3
15
0
1
.306
.376
.351
.727
113
NN2
29
RF
10
32
28
3
7
1
0
0
2
1
4
0
.250
.344
.286
.629
72
7
5
RF
218
923
847
162
276
40
17
9
108
31
65
1
10
.326
.375
.445
.820
128
162 Game Average
686
629
120
205
30
13
7
80
23
48
3
7
.326
.375
.445
.820
128
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Birmingham Black Barons
RF
45
190
180
39
72
12
7
4
34
7
9
1
0
.400
.432
.611
1.043
195
1
Memphis Red Sox
RF
4
15
12
3
2
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
1
.167
.286
.167
.452
29
1
Jacksonville Red Caps
RF
2
8
8
1
3
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
.375
.375
.500
.875
153
5
Homestead Grays
RF
165
705
643
119
198
27
10
5
72
21
53
0
9
.308
.361
.404
.765
112
1
New York Black Yankees
CF
2
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.250
.400
.250
.650
79



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
BBB
NAL
88
.485
.323
2.3%
7.2%
4.5%
0.7%
.326
.107
117
.430
.325
7.7%
8.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.094
.096
MULT
143
.404
.339
2.1%
8.4%
0.7%
1.7%
.130
.109
HG
NN2
219
.348
.347
9.1%
9.5%
0.9%
1.4%
.091
.121
HG
NN2
174
.332
.316
6.9%
8.1%
1.1%
1.2%
.127
.102
HG
150
.353
.326
10.0%
9.6%
0.0%
1.0%
.045
.094
NN2
32
.313
.342
12.5%
8.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.036
.103
7
5
923
.377
.331
7.0%
8.6%
1.0%
1.2%
.119
.106
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
2
Birmingham Black Barons
190
.471
.324
4.7%
7.5%
2.1%
0.7%
.211
.101
1
Memphis Red Sox
15
.233
.329
13.3%
9.3%
0.0%
1.1%
.000
.098
1
Jacksonville Red Caps
8
.407
.322
0.0%
9.1%
0.0%
0.8%
.125
.097
5
Homestead Grays
705
.354
.333
7.5%
8.9%
0.7%
1.3%
.096
.108
1
New York Black Yankees
5
.340
.342
20.0%
8.6%
0.0%
0.9%
.000
.103

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