1939 Season- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1939 Season


1938 / 1940

Top Hitter


Josh
Gibson

Top Pitcher


Hilton
Smith

Leaders

Slugging %

# Player Team SLG
1
HG/EAS
.792
2
HG/EAS
.735
3
NE/EAS
.609
4
NE/EAS
.595
5
KCM
.587
6
CBR
.583
7
BEG
.546
8
TC
.526
9
BEG/EAS
.512
10
NE
.512

ERA+

# Player Team ERA+
1
NE
248
2
KCM
218
3
IAB
209
4
BEG/NE
206
5
HG/EAS
196
6
KCM
196
7
NBY
178
8
TC/WES
164
9
KCM/WES
159
10
NE
157


Pitching


Throws:


Qualified:



Teams
# Team Lg
1
EWA
1
1
.500
7
2
0
0
0
17.0
6
6
15
2
8
10
0
0
0
71
3.18
142
2
34
20
.630
97
54
22
1
4
470.2
195
149
421
130
331
15
2.85
134
3
MULT
24
14
.632
46
40
33
3
1
336.1
168
129
328
110
157
3
3.45
126
4
NAL
15
8
.652
34
23
12
2
0
197.0
92
76
174
84
81
2
3.47
112
5
20
16
.556
54
37
21
4
0
309.1
179
141
301
127
129
5
4.10
111
6
MULT
23
12
.657
55
36
19
2
2
292.0
163
130
319
88
122
5
4.01
109
7
NAL
13
22
.371
66
35
14
1
2
308.2
165
124
294
113
168
4
3.62
108
8
NN2
11
16
.407
45
31
17
3
2
247.1
173
137
311
77
107
0
2
4.99
94
9
11
17
.393
37
28
20
1
0
231.0
139
105
223
82
118
9
4.09
91
10
NAL
8
14
.364
28
22
15
1
0
183.1
115
90
195
41
95
4
4.42
88
11
26
25
.510
99
52
20
2
2
444.1
319
265
492
158
230
6
5.37
87
12
5
10
.333
24
16
9
0
0
134.2
99
78
154
47
69
1
5.21
81
13
NN2
5
12
.294
28
17
6
0
0
138.2
106
91
169
45
54
2
5.91
80
14
EWA
1
1
.500
6
2
0
0
0
17.0
12
11
16
0
9
10
0
0
1
76
5.82
77
15
NAL
5
15
.250
30
20
12
0
0
163.0
149
113
203
86
84
11
6.24
62
15
6
202
203
.499
656
415
220
20
13
3490.1
2080
1645
3615
2
1205
1765
0
0
70
147
4.24
100



Players
# Team Role
1
NE
RP
3
2
.600
8
5
3
2
0
38.0
16
8
28
12
17
1
1.89
248
2
KCM
RP
4
0
1.000
5
3
2
0
0
32.2
7
6
26
3
28
0
1.65
218
3
IAB
SP
2
1
.667
4
3
3
0
0
29.0
12
6
21
15
20
2
1.86
209
4
RP
6
2
.750
10
6
2
0
1
56.0
20
14
40
28
26
2
2.25
206
5
SP
4
3
.571
10
7
6
2
1
65.0
18
15
48
2
16
34
0
0
1
8
2.08
196
6
KCM
RP
8
1
.889
19
8
5
0
1
90.2
28
20
72
19
63
3
1.99
196
7
SP
3
3
.500
8
7
6
0
0
60.1
26
18
51
0
15
39
0
0
0
17
2.69
164
8
RP
8
5
.615
25
14
8
1
2
131.2
50
36
105
0
25
108
0
0
5
25
2.46
159
9
NE
SP
5
1
.833
7
6
5
1
0
57.0
21
19
42
32
25
0
3.00
157
10
CAG
RP
2
3
.400
9
4
2
0
0
38.2
14
11
40
6
22
0
2.56
152
11
SP
8
2
.800
11
9
5
1
0
67.2
23
20
57
0
19
20
0
0
2
10
2.66
152
12
KCM
RP
7
4
.636
15
8
2
0
0
85.0
32
26
72
22
59
1
2.75
142
13
CAG
RP
2
2
.500
9
5
2
0
0
41.2
17
13
33
21
44
2
2.81
139
14
SP
7
4
.636
16
12
7
1
0
99.0
55
38
89
0
33
35
0
0
1
20
3.45
133
15
SP
10
3
.769
17
13
10
0
0
111.2
47
39
126
0
24
42
0
0
0
28
3.14
132
16
HG
SP
7
2
.778
9
9
8
1
0
80.0
43
32
88
21
28
0
3.60
131
17
RP
7
1
.875
11
5
5
0
0
63.1
25
21
53
0
11
43
0
0
1
11
2.98
131
18
HG
SP
4
5
.444
12
10
9
0
0
80.2
43
31
80
28
41
0
3.46
130
19
NYC
SP
4
4
.500
9
9
4
0
0
69.1
36
28
69
18
16
1
3.63
130
20
SP
3
2
.600
10
7
4
1
1
61.0
29
25
61
0
14
27
0
0
1
10
3.69
127
21
BEG
SP
5
3
.625
9
8
6
1
0
63.0
27
24
62
22
24
0
3.43
120
22
PS
RP
11
5
.688
21
10
9
0
1
115.1
57
50
113
36
52
2
3.90
120
23
CBR
SP
5
2
.714
13
11
6
1
0
92.0
41
34
74
49
42
1
3.33
117
24
CAG
RP
1
3
.250
13
6
1
1
2
48.1
27
18
51
20
20
1
3.35
116
25
NBY
SP
4
5
.444
12
10
5
1
0
77.1
54
37
95
26
44
0
4.31
109
26
NE/TC
SP
2
3
.400
5
4
1
0
0
24.1
14
11
29
8
9
0
4.07
108
27
MRS
SP
0
3
.000
4
3
3
0
0
28.1
14
12
26
9
11
1
3.81
102
28
MRS
SP
1
3
.250
4
4
3
0
0
33.0
21
14
31
4
16
0
3.82
102
29
SP
3
7
.300
11
11
8
1
0
73.2
43
31
80
0
21
38
0
0
5
13
3.79
102
30
SL3
SP
4
2
.667
9
7
5
0
0
60.0
35
24
54
20
33
0
3.60
100
31
HG
SP
3
3
.500
6
5
2
0
0
37.1
24
17
37
14
22
1
4.10
98
32
HG
SP
5
1
.833
7
7
6
0
0
54.0
30
25
56
24
26
1
4.17
96
33
IAB
SP
0
3
.000
3
3
2
0
0
22.0
19
10
21
16
17
4
4.09
95
34
CAG
RP
4
8
.333
14
9
3
0
0
89.0
52
41
86
25
45
0
4.15
94
35
RP
2
4
.333
9
5
4
0
1
46.2
34
26
66
0
11
16
0
0
0
5
5.01
94
36
RP
1
1
.500
8
4
2
1
1
39.1
20
20
38
12
18
0
4.58
93
37
SL3
RP
1
2
.333
5
3
2
0
0
24.0
11
11
17
6
13
0
4.13
92
38
KCM
RP
2
3
.400
11
7
2
0
0
48.1
25
22
50
22
23
3
4.10
91
39
CAG
SP
2
5
.286
9
7
4
0
0
51.2
33
26
52
22
25
1
4.53
86
40
HG/PS
SP
4
4
.500
11
8
4
0
0
64.1
47
39
70
20
49
0
5.46
85
41
NYC
SP
1
4
.200
7
5
2
0
0
38.1
26
24
44
12
27
0
5.63
84
42
PS
SP
3
4
.429
16
11
3
2
1
84.1
65
53
87
40
43
1
5.66
83
43
MRS
SP
1
2
.333
3
3
2
1
0
23.0
18
12
25
3
6
0
4.70
83
44
IAB
RP
2
4
.333
8
4
4
0
0
48.0
32
26
58
15
16
0
4.88
80
45
SL3
SP
1
5
.167
8
6
4
0
0
51.0
34
26
57
20
22
1
4.59
80
46
BEG
SP
1
2
.333
7
5
1
0
0
30.1
23
20
36
6
22
3
5.93
79
47
NE
SP
1
4
.200
7
5
2
0
0
35.2
25
23
49
13
22
2
5.80
78
48
PS/TC
SP
1
2
.333
6
4
1
0
0
30.1
29
20
42
18
14
1
5.93
73
49
BEG
RP
2
1
.667
6
3
0
0
0
25.1
25
18
29
10
6
0
6.39
70
50
IAB
SP
1
4
.200
5
4
3
0
0
33.0
31
22
40
16
12
1
6.00
65
51
NE
RP
0
1
.000
6
3
0
0
0
26.2
25
23
36
11
4
0
7.76
57
52
TC
SP
0
2
.000
3
2
1
0
0
14.2
21
16
24
5
10
1
9.82
41
* = Left-handed pitcher       ^ = Unknown

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