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

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


Opponent's Batting


Throws:


Qualified:



Teams
# Team Lg
1
MULT
55
163
319
88
122
5
2
NAL
66
165
294
113
168
4
3
NAL
34
92
174
84
81
2
4
MULT
46
168
328
110
157
3
5
NAL
30
149
203
86
84
11
6
97
195
421
130
331
15
7
NAL
28
115
195
41
95
4
8
NN2
45
173
311
77
107
2
9
54
179
301
127
129
5
10
NN2
28
106
169
45
54
2
11
99
319
492
158
230
6
12
37
139
223
82
118
9
13
24
99
154
47
69
1
14
EWA
7
71
60
6
15
1
0
2
0
3
8
10
1
0
3
0
0
.250
.338
.367
.705
15
EWA
6
76
65
12
16
3
1
0
2
2
9
10
2
1
0
1
1
.246
.342
.323
.665
15
6
656
147
125
2080
3615
4
1
2
2
5
1205
1765
3
70
3
1
1
.248
.340
.344
.684



Players
# Team Role
1
BEG
RP
6
25
29
10
6
0
2
IAB
RP
1
2
1
3
1
0
3
CBR
SP
1
5
6
1
0
0
4
SL3
RP
1
4
4
2
0
1
5
KCM
RP
1
1
1
1
0
0
6
SP
3
14
22
7
7
1
7
CBR
RP
2
5
6
3
3
0
8
CAG
RP
9
17
33
21
44
2
9
KCM
RP
15
32
72
22
59
1
10
MRS
SP
4
14
26
9
11
1
11
NE
RP
8
16
28
12
17
1
12
NBY
SP
5
10
30
12
9
0
13
SL3
RP
5
11
17
6
13
0
14
HG
SP
9
43
88
21
28
0
15
SL3
SP
8
34
57
20
22
1
16
PS/TC
SP
6
29
42
18
14
1
17
KCM
RP
5
7
26
3
28
0
18
CAG
RP
14
52
86
25
45
0
19
NE
RP
5
18
22
11
9
1
20
NBY
RP
2
11
13
3
1
0
21
MRS
SP
4
21
31
4
16
0
22
CBR
SP
1
5
6
1
0
0
23
SL3
SP
3
11
11
12
12
1
24
IAB
RP
8
32
58
15
16
0
25
SL3
RP
1
3
4
2
1
1
26
PS
RP
11
35
45
11
15
0
27
NE
RP
6
25
36
11
4
0
28
IAB
SP
4
12
21
15
20
2
29
CBR
SP
1
8
10
3
4
0
30
NYC
RP
2
7
8
2
1
1
31
SP
3
12
23
8
9
0
32
CAG
SP
3
9
10
8
3
0
33
BEG
SP
9
27
62
22
24
0
34
BEG
SP
7
23
36
6
22
3
35
NE
RP
2
0
0
3
2
0
36
RP
8
20
38
12
18
0
37
IAB
SP
2
10
15
5
5
0
38
CBR
SP
13
41
74
49
42
1
39
CAG
RP
2
1
2
1
0
0
40
NE
SP
7
21
42
32
25
0
41
CAG
SP
9
33
52
22
25
1
42
CBR
RP
2
6
8
5
4
0
43
IAB
RP
2
14
15
6
4
3
44
RP
10
20
40
28
26
2
45
KCM
RP
1
0
2
0
2
0
46
KCM
SP
6
18
33
14
21
0
47
KCM
RP
7
17
33
12
17
2
48
MRS
SP
3
18
25
3
6
0
49
BEG
RP
3
9
11
4
5
0
50
CAG
RP
13
27
51
20
20
1
51
TC
SP
3
21
24
5
10
1
52
KCM
RP
11
25
50
22
23
3
53
NE
SP
7
25
49
13
22
2
54
SL3
SP
9
35
54
20
33
0
55
PS
RP
12
31
50
13
15
1
56
PS
RP
21
57
113
36
52
2
57
PS
RP
9
25
37
10
15
0
58
PS
RP
4
3
6
5
6
0
59
PS
SP
16
65
87
40
43
1
60
CBR
RP
3
4
7
4
5
0
61
IAB
SP
5
31
40
16
12
1
62
KCM
RP
8
20
28
11
12
1
63
MRS
SP
3
17
27
7
9
1
64
HG
SP
6
24
37
14
22
1
65
BEG
RP
3
8
8
3
5
0
66
CAG
RP
3
1
6
1
3
0
67
RP
3
10
11
5
1
0
68
NYC
RP
5
15
20
7
5
0
69
IAB
RP
1
12
10
6
1
0
70
IAB
SP
3
9
13
2
5
1
71
HG
SP
7
30
56
24
26
1
72
MRS
SP
1
6
7
3
4
0
73
NYC
SP
9
36
69
18
16
1
74
NBY
RP
2
5
7
4
0
0
75
IAB
SP
3
19
21
16
17
4
76
NBY
SP
12
54
95
26
44
0
77
TC
RP
1
9
9
1
0
0
78
PS
RP
13
43
66
14
26
1
79
NYC
SP
7
26
44
12
27
0
80
NYC
RP
5
22
28
6
5
0
81
KCM
SP
1
1
3
2
2
0
82
CAG
RP
9
14
40
6
22
0
83
HG
SP
12
43
80
28
41
0
84
KCM
RP
19
28
72
19
63
3
85
HG/PS
SP
11
47
70
20
49
0
86
BEG
RP
2
12
16
2
0
0
87
CAG
RP
4
11
14
9
6
0
88
NBY
SP
5
24
36
8
12
1
89
NE
SP
1
5
15
3
6
0
90
MRS
SP
1
8
14
1
3
0
91
NE/TC
SP
5
14
29
8
9
0
92
RP
9
5
3
34
66
1
0
0
0
0
11
16
1
0
1
0
0
.667
.750
1.000
1.750
93
SP
10
8
7
18
48
0
0
2
0
0
16
34
0
1
1
0
0
.571
.571
1.429
2.000
94
SP
10
10
8
29
61
0
0
0
0
0
14
27
0
1
0
0
0
.250
.400
.250
.650
95
SP
11
10
6
23
57
0
0
0
1
1
19
20
0
2
0
1
0
.500
.600
.500
1.100
96
RP
11
11
9
25
53
1
0
0
0
1
11
43
0
1
0
0
0
.111
.273
.222
.495
97
SP
11
13
12
43
80
0
0
0
1
0
21
38
1
5
0
0
1
.333
.385
.333
.718
98
SP
8
17
14
26
51
1
0
0
0
0
15
39
1
0
0
0
0
.286
.412
.357
.769
99
SP
16
20
17
55
89
0
0
0
0
1
33
35
0
1
0
0
0
.000
.150
.000
.150
100
RP
25
25
24
50
105
1
1
0
0
0
25
108
0
5
0
0
0
.167
.200
.292
.492
101
SP
17
28
25
47
126
0
0
0
0
2
24
42
0
0
1
0
0
.280
.333
.280
.613
* = Left-handed pitcher       ^ = Unknown

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