1917 Chicago American Giants - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1917 Chicago American Giants


49 - 14 - 2


(1st place in the Western Independent Clubs )

1916 / 1918 (Team History)

Managed by:
Rube Foster (49-14-2)

Top Hitter


John Henry
Lloyd

Top Pitcher


Dick
Redding

League Ranks (9 teams)

Batting Pitching
OPS+
96
4th ERA+
153
1st
OPS
.592
3rd ERA
1.53
1st
BA
.225
5th BA
.193
1st
OBP
.312
3rd K/BB
1.72
1st
SLG
.280
4th K%
13.4%
1st
BB%
9.9%
3rd BB%
7.8%
4th
K%
HR%
0.2%
6th
ISO
.056
4th WHIP
0.98
1st

Notes:


• Home Ballpark: Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
• 3 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rube Foster (Owner & Business Manager)


Batting
Glossary
Basic Batting
C
31
38
127
110
9
17
3
0
0
6
3
11
1
5
.155
.238
.182
.420
39
1B
28
50
185
163
20
42
12
0
0
21
3
16
1
5
.258
.328
.331
.659
119
2B
27
54
232
201
30
39
4
0
0
12
16
22
0
9
.194
.274
.214
.487
62
3B
38
53
197
163
20
32
6
1
0
13
5
22
6
6
.196
.314
.245
.560
86
SS
33
53
211
188
23
54
11
6
0
34
5
15
0
8
.287
.340
.410
.749
149
LF
29
50
204
172
20
38
5
1
0
12
8
18
3
11
.221
.306
.262
.567
88
CF
34
54
227
178
27
45
8
3
0
25
9
38
2
9
.253
.390
.331
.721
139
RF
29
54
228
202
29
44
9
0
0
22
7
18
4
4
.218
.295
.262
.557
85
C
21
39
126
108
10
26
7
0
0
11
2
13
1
4
.241
.328
.306
.633
110
SP
27
22
60
55
7
16
2
0
0
8
0
2
0
3
.291
.316
.327
.643
114
SP
20
16
49
40
1
6
1
0
0
0
0
6
0
3
.150
.261
.175
.436
44
SP
28
12
33
26
3
4
1
0
0
3
1
5
1
1
.154
.313
.192
.505
67
SP
21
8
25
24
1
6
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
.250
.280
.292
.572
90
SP
37
4
15
12
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
.083
.214
.083
.298
-2
SP
29
3
9
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
.143
.333
.143
.476
57
SP
29
1
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
16
511
1931
1652
202
371
70
11
0
169
59
191
19
69
.225
.312
.280
.592
96
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown



Advanced Batting
Pos LG LG LG LG LG LG
27
2B
232
.245
.296
9.5%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.020
.063
29
RF
228
.282
.296
7.9%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.045
.063
34
CF
227
.356
.296
16.7%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.079
.063
33
SS
211
.357
.296
7.1%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.122
.063
29
LF
204
.277
.296
8.8%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.041
.063
38
3B
197
.286
.296
11.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.049
.063
28
1B
185
.324
.296
8.6%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.074
.063
31
C
127
.214
.296
8.7%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.027
.063
21
C
126
.313
.296
10.3%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.065
.063
27
SP
60
.304
.296
3.3%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.036
.063
20
SP
49
.221
.296
12.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.025
.063
28
SP
33
.270
.296
15.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.038
.063
21
SP
25
.286
.296
4.0%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.042
.063
37
SP
15
.164
.296
13.3%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.000
.063
29
SP
9
.274
.296
22.2%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.000
.063
29
SP
3
.000
.296
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.000
.063
16
1931
.293
.296
9.9%
8.3%
0.0%
0.2%
.056
.063
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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