1948 Birmingham Black Barons - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1948 Birmingham Black Barons


43 - 21 - 1


39 - 17 - 1 in the Negro American League

1947 / 1949 (Team History)

Managed by:
Piper Davis (43-21-1)

Top Hitter


Artie
Wilson

Top Pitcher


Bill
Powell

League Ranks (6 teams)

Batting Pitching
OPS+
121
1st ERA+
127
1st
OPS
.817
1st ERA
3.51
1st
BA
.305
1st BA
.271
2nd
OBP
.386
1st K/BB
1.86
2nd
SLG
.431
1st K%
14.3%
2nd
BB%
9.6%
1st BB%
7.7%
1st
K%
HR%
0.8%
4th
ISO
.126
2nd WHIP
1.43
2nd

Notes:


• Champions of the Negro American League
• Second Half Champions of the Negro American League
• Home Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
• 1 member of the Baseball Hall of Fame


Batting
Glossary
Basic Batting
C
33
17
60
53
12
15
2
0
0
6
1
5
0
2
.283
.345
.321
.666
81
1B
30
22
92
75
11
19
4
2
2
14
1
13
3
1
.253
.385
.440
.825
122
2B
30
25
104
94
22
37
8
2
1
16
4
7
3
0
.394
.452
.553
1.005
171
3B
29
26
119
113
17
26
6
1
0
19
1
3
1
2
.230
.256
.301
.557
50
SS
27
26
121
106
29
49
7
6
0
16
5
14
1
0
.462
.529
.642
1.170
215
LF
24
17
58
52
12
14
5
0
2
10
0
5
1
0
.269
.345
.481
.826
121
CF
35
26
110
99
12
25
2
3
0
18
4
8
1
2
.253
.315
.333
.648
75
RF
31
26
112
88
27
32
4
2
3
17
7
19
5
0
.364
.500
.557
1.057
185
C
37
13
49
42
5
11
3
0
1
4
1
5
1
1
.262
.354
.405
.759
105
LF
17
11
40
35
4
8
1
0
0
5
0
4
1
0
.229
.325
.257
.582
59
2B
23
6
14
12
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
.167
.286
.250
.536
46
LF
29
1
3
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.333
.333
.333
.667
81
SP
26
14
32
28
3
8
0
0
1
5
0
3
0
1
.286
.355
.393
.748
102
RP
29
11
23
17
2
4
0
1
0
5
0
2
2
2
.235
.381
.353
.734
99
SP
29
7
21
19
7
7
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
1
.368
.400
.368
.768
109
SP
23
8
19
14
4
4
1
0
0
1
0
4
0
1
.286
.444
.357
.802
118
SP
25
3
6
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
RP
28
6
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
SP
33
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
19
266
987
859
173
262
44
17
10
138
24
95
19
14
.305
.386
.431
.817
121
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown



Advanced Batting
Pos LG LG LG LG LG LG
27
SS
121
.536
.346
11.6%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.179
.111
29
3B
119
.258
.346
2.5%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.071
.111
31
RF
112
.491
.346
17.0%
8.3%
2.7%
1.0%
.193
.111
35
CF
110
.305
.346
7.3%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.081
.111
30
2B
104
.464
.346
6.7%
8.3%
1.0%
1.0%
.160
.111
30
1B
92
.384
.346
14.1%
8.3%
2.2%
1.0%
.187
.111
33
C
60
.314
.346
8.3%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.038
.111
24
LF
58
.376
.346
8.6%
8.3%
3.4%
1.0%
.212
.111
37
C
49
.352
.346
10.2%
8.3%
2.0%
1.0%
.143
.111
17
LF
40
.297
.346
10.0%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.029
.111
26
SP
32
.343
.346
9.4%
8.3%
3.1%
1.0%
.107
.111
29
RP
23
.332
.346
8.7%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.118
.111
29
SP
21
.355
.346
4.8%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.111
23
SP
19
.382
.346
21.1%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.071
.111
23
2B
14
.272
.346
14.3%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.083
.111
25
SP
6
.000
.346
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.111
29
LF
3
.318
.346
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.111
28
RP
3
.000
.346
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.111
33
SP
1
.000
.346
0.0%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.111
19
987
.380
.346
9.6%
8.3%
1.0%
1.0%
.126
.111
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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