1939 Season- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1939 Season


1938 / 1940

Top Hitter


Josh
Gibson

Top Pitcher


Hilton
Smith

Leaders

Batting Average

# Player Team BA
1
BEG
.403
2
CBR
.393
3
HG/EAS
.390
4
NE
.380
5
HG/EAS
.377
6
CBR/HG
.377
7
BEG/EAS
.377
8
BEG/EAS
.372
9
KCM
.364
10
NBY
.354

WHIP

# Player Team WHIP
1
KCM
0.89
2
SL3
0.96
3
HG/EAS
0.98
4
KCM/WES
0.99
5
KCM
1.00
6
MRS/WES
1.01
7
NE
1.05
8
MRS
1.06
9
TC/WES
1.09
10
KCM
1.11


Advanced Batting


Bats:


Qualified:



Teams
# Team Lg
1
MULT
40
1548
.365
9.8%
2.6%
.161
2
NAL
20
715
.349
9.2%
1.0%
.117
3
MULT
36
1327
.344
8.1%
1.1%
.100
4
37
1376
.335
7.6%
2.8%
.127
5
52
1907
.324
6.3%
1.6%
.099
6
28
1032
.319
11.0%
1.0%
.097
7
EWA
2
71
.318
11.3%
14.1%
0.80
2.8%
.117
8
16
584
.317
9.1%
0.9%
.081
9
NAL
23
851
.315
8.6%
0.1%
.070
10
NN2
31
1200
.314
10.9%
1.1%
.078
11
54
1963
.313
6.8%
1.0%
.104
12
EWA
2
76
.308
11.8%
13.2%
0.90
0.0%
.077
13
NAL
35
1282
.295
8.3%
0.7%
.080
14
NN2
17
646
.279
7.0%
0.9%
.059
15
NAL
22
756
.273
8.2%
0.3%
.066
15
6
638
15334
.322
8.4%
13.6%
0.85
1.3%
.100



Players
# Team Pos
1
C
161
.527
16.8%
0.0%
8.7%
.415
2
1B
169
.515
16.0%
11.1%
2.00
7.1%
.346
3
CBR
C
91
.471
7.7%
1.1%
.190
4
BEG
LF
132
.452
8.3%
1.5%
.143
5
RF
148
.450
10.8%
0.0%
6.1%
.244
6
KCM
LF
193
.449
4.7%
1.6%
.223
7
1B
146
.440
8.9%
50.0%
0.00
6.8%
.278
8
2B
142
.435
12.7%
0.0%
0.7%
.140
9
NYC
3B
54
.427
11.1%
3.7%
.146
10
NE
LF
131
.424
6.9%
3.1%
.132
11
RF
150
.419
7.3%
0.0%
0.7%
.109
12
HG/TC
C
67
.411
14.9%
0.0%
.091
13
TC
2B
65
.411
9.2%
3.1%
.193
14
CF
227
.406
9.3%
0.0%
3.5%
.179
15
RF
143
.404
2.1%
0.7%
.130
16
LF
129
.397
10.9%
11.1%
0.00
0.8%
.123
17
NBY
3B
101
.397
5.0%
3.0%
.125
18
IAB
2B
63
.397
14.3%
1.6%
.094
19
CF
84
.388
8.3%
0.0%
1.2%
.145
20
1B
145
.386
11.0%
0.0%
.092
21
2B
201
.382
3.5%
22.2%
0.00
2.0%
.150
22
LF
159
.382
7.5%
0.0%
2.5%
.164
23
C
72
.381
12.5%
0.0%
.067
24
CAG
CF
135
.379
11.9%
2.2%
.148
25
NYC
LF
61
.378
6.6%
1.6%
.105
26
SL3
CF
110
.375
11.8%
1.8%
.165
27
SS
213
.372
11.3%
12.5%
2.00
1.4%
.120
28
RF
86
.371
3.5%
1.2%
.183
29
TC
1B
53
.369
13.2%
1.9%
.109
30
2B
104
.369
13.5%
0.0%
0.0%
.068
31
CAG
1B
115
.368
14.8%
0.9%
.124
32
TC
3B
32
.368
3.1%
0.0%
.133
33
SL3
SS
81
.366
11.1%
1.2%
.072
34
PS
SS
220
.365
4.5%
0.5%
.081
35
PS
CF
202
.363
7.4%
3.0%
.171
36
HG
2B
181
.359
10.5%
1.1%
.096
37
BEG
CF
160
.351
8.1%
1.9%
.116
38
C
87
.350
5.7%
1.1%
.050
39
LF
164
.347
11.0%
50.0%
0.00
1.2%
.146
40
SS
88
.345
6.8%
0.0%
0.0%
.061
41
SL3
1B
104
.341
11.5%
2.9%
.156
42
3B
95
.341
7.4%
0.0%
0.0%
.129
43
CAG
RF
119
.339
14.3%
0.8%
.070
44
NBY
RF
102
.334
12.7%
0.0%
.023
45
TC
SS
41
.334
4.9%
0.0%
.051
46
HG
3B
151
.333
5.3%
2.0%
.148
47
MRS
2B
83
.330
9.6%
0.0%
.155
48
BEG
3B
148
.327
6.1%
0.7%
.116
49
NBY
1B
125
.327
4.8%
1.6%
.102
50
IAB
LF
68
.326
5.9%
2.9%
.238
51
1B
164
.326
9.1%
1.8%
.122
52
NE
3B
121
.326
9.1%
2.5%
.128
53
MULT
2B
51
.324
5.9%
0.0%
2.0%
.104
54
SS
133
.323
9.0%
0.0%
.058
55
CBR
2B
88
.321
9.1%
0.0%
.041
56
SS
168
.318
10.7%
22.2%
0.50
1.8%
.082
57
KCM
3B
191
.316
4.2%
0.5%
.086
58
CBR
RF
75
.314
13.3%
0.0%
.032
59
NBY
SS
118
.308
17.8%
0.8%
.104
60
3B
156
.307
5.8%
37.5%
0.00
0.6%
.105
61
RF
85
.305
8.2%
0.0%
0.0%
.052
62
NYC
RF
63
.304
7.9%
1.6%
.103
63
TC
LF
58
.300
12.1%
0.0%
.040
64
CBR
CF
89
.299
11.2%
0.0%
.064
65
CAG
LF
129
.299
4.7%
0.0%
.033
66
RF
232
.297
8.6%
33.3%
0.00
0.4%
.077
67
MULT
RF
72
.295
6.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.091
68
CF
52
.294
7.7%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
69
KCM
C
139
.293
7.9%
1.4%
.122
70
NE
2B
155
.292
11.0%
0.6%
.052
71
NE
CF
141
.285
2.1%
3.5%
.159
72
CBR
1B
81
.285
6.2%
0.0%
.042
73
HG/TC
CF
112
.284
12.5%
0.0%
.042
74
NYC
SS
67
.281
6.0%
0.0%
.032
75
PS
RF
187
.279
3.7%
1.6%
.084
76
KCM
1B
190
.278
7.9%
0.5%
.111
77
NBY
2B
105
.278
9.5%
1.0%
.053
78
PS
1B
182
.276
0.5%
0.0%
.022
79
SL3
1B
76
.276
7.9%
1.3%
.118
80
BEG
C
83
.275
6.0%
1.2%
.069
81
2B
113
.273
8.0%
25.0%
0.00
0.0%
.030
82
HG
SS
156
.264
12.2%
0.6%
.091
83
1B
87
.260
12.6%
50.0%
0.00
0.0%
.068
84
MRS
3B
73
.256
6.8%
0.0%
.061
85
P
38
.254
10.5%
0.0%
.000
86
P
32
.254
6.3%
100.0%
0.00
0.0%
.000
87
SL3
RF
116
.249
10.3%
0.9%
.069
88
SL3
3B
103
.247
13.6%
0.0%
.024
89
C
81
.247
4.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.028
90
KCM
2B
205
.243
5.4%
0.0%
.032
91
NYC
2B
64
.236
7.8%
0.0%
.000
92
C
116
.235
6.0%
0.0%
0.0%
.047
93
NYC
1B
60
.208
6.7%
0.0%
.000
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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