1939 Season- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1939 Season


1938 / 1940

Top Hitter


Josh
Gibson

Top Pitcher


Hilton
Smith

Leaders

ERA

# Player Team ERA
1
HG
1.70
2
IAB
1.86
3
NE
1.89
4
KCM
1.94
5
CBR
2.04
6
KCM
2.16
7
BEG/NE
2.25
8
CAG
2.56
9
KCM
2.57
10
NBY
2.64


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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
25
937
.329
11.2%
1.1%
.102
6
52
1907
.324
6.3%
1.6%
.099
7
51
1866
.317
7.1%
1.0%
.107
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
NAL
35
1282
.295
8.3%
0.7%
.080
12
NN2
17
646
.279
7.0%
0.9%
.059
13
NAL
22
756
.272
8.2%
0.3%
.066
13
5
594
14995
.323
8.4%
1.3%
.101



Players
# Team Pos
1
HG
C
152
.542
15.8%
9.2%
.416
2
HG
1B
160
.523
15.6%
7.5%
.364
3
CBR
C
91
.471
7.7%
1.1%
.190
4
KCM
LF
182
.456
4.9%
1.6%
.225
5
NE
1B
142
.453
9.2%
7.0%
.287
6
BEG
LF
132
.452
8.3%
1.5%
.143
7
NE
RF
143
.441
10.5%
6.3%
.252
8
BEG
2B
135
.439
11.9%
0.7%
.147
9
NYC
3B
54
.427
11.1%
3.7%
.146
10
NE
LF
131
.424
6.9%
3.1%
.132
11
BEG
RF
141
.413
7.8%
0.7%
.101
12
HG/TC
C
67
.411
14.9%
0.0%
.091
13
TC
2B
65
.411
9.2%
3.1%
.193
14
RF
143
.404
2.1%
0.7%
.130
15
KCM
CF
212
.404
9.4%
3.8%
.193
16
NBY
3B
101
.397
5.0%
3.0%
.125
17
IAB
2B
63
.397
14.3%
1.6%
.094
18
PS
2B
192
.395
3.6%
2.1%
.158
19
SL3
2B
95
.394
14.7%
0.0%
.076
20
SL3
CF
98
.391
11.2%
2.0%
.173
21
KCM
SS
194
.390
11.3%
1.5%
.132
22
PS
LF
156
.389
7.7%
2.6%
.168
23
1B
145
.386
11.0%
0.0%
.092
24
SL3
SS
71
.383
9.9%
1.4%
.082
25
C
72
.381
12.5%
0.0%
.067
26
CAG
CF
135
.379
11.9%
2.2%
.148
27
NYC
LF
61
.378
6.6%
1.6%
.105
28
SL3
LF
108
.375
12.0%
0.0%
.084
29
RF
86
.371
3.5%
1.2%
.183
30
SL3
1B
94
.369
11.7%
3.2%
.171
31
TC
1B
53
.369
13.2%
1.9%
.109
32
CAG
1B
115
.368
14.8%
0.9%
.124
33
TC
3B
32
.368
3.1%
0.0%
.133
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
HG
LF
162
.345
11.1%
1.2%
.148
40
CBR
3B
94
.344
7.4%
0.0%
.129
41
CBR
SS
84
.341
6.0%
0.0%
.063
42
CAG
RF
119
.339
14.3%
0.8%
.070
43
NBY
RF
102
.334
12.7%
0.0%
.023
44
MRS
CF
76
.334
7.9%
0.0%
.101
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
1B
164
.326
9.1%
1.8%
.122
51
NE
3B
121
.326
9.1%
2.5%
.128
52
IAB
LF
68
.326
5.9%
2.9%
.238
53
SS
133
.323
9.0%
0.0%
.058
54
CBR
2B
88
.321
9.1%
0.0%
.041
55
KCM
C
129
.316
8.5%
1.6%
.133
56
CBR
RF
75
.315
13.3%
0.0%
.032
57
NE
SS
159
.312
10.7%
1.9%
.079
58
KCM
3B
180
.312
4.4%
0.6%
.085
59
CAG
3B
148
.311
6.1%
0.7%
.111
60
NBY
SS
118
.308
17.8%
0.8%
.104
61
MRS
RF
84
.308
8.3%
0.0%
.053
62
HG/TC
RF
69
.307
7.2%
0.0%
.095
63
NYC
RF
63
.304
7.9%
1.6%
.103
64
KCM
RF
217
.301
8.8%
0.5%
.082
65
TC
LF
58
.301
12.1%
0.0%
.040
66
CBR
CF
89
.299
11.2%
0.0%
.064
67
CAG
LF
129
.299
4.7%
0.0%
.033
68
KCM
1B
179
.295
8.4%
0.6%
.119
69
NE
2B
155
.292
11.0%
0.6%
.052
70
SL3
1B
70
.286
8.6%
1.4%
.129
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
NBY
2B
105
.278
9.5%
1.0%
.053
77
PS
1B
182
.276
0.5%
0.0%
.022
78
BEG
C
83
.275
6.0%
1.2%
.069
79
CAG
2B
109
.274
8.3%
0.0%
.031
80
TC
P
30
.271
6.7%
0.0%
.000
81
MRS
1B
85
.266
12.9%
0.0%
.069
82
HG
SS
156
.264
12.2%
0.6%
.091
83
SL3
RF
104
.259
11.5%
1.0%
.078
84
MRS
3B
73
.256
6.8%
0.0%
.061
85
SL3
3B
93
.256
14.0%
0.0%
.027
86
P
38
.254
10.5%
0.0%
.000
87
MRS
C
78
.247
3.8%
0.0%
.029
88
KCM
2B
201
.243
5.5%
0.0%
.033
89
CAG
C
113
.241
6.2%
0.0%
.048
90
NYC
2B
64
.236
7.8%
0.0%
.000
91
NYC
1B
60
.208
6.7%
0.0%
.000
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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