1940 Season- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1940 Season


1939 / 1941

Top Hitter


Buck
Leonard

Top Pitcher


Ray
Brown

Leaders

wOBA

# Player Team wOBA
1
HG/EAS
.488
2
BEG
.471
3
KCM/WES
.468
4
MULT
.466
5
PS/EAS
.466
6
SNS/WES
.464
7
SNS/WES
.460
8
NE
.448
9
BEG/NBY
.444
10
NE
.432

K/BB

# Player Team SO/BB
1
KCM
4.80
2
KCM/WES
4.09
3
BBB
3.86
4
TIC
3.80
5
SNS/WES
3.30
6
CBR
3.22
7
MRS/TIC
3.00
8
KCM
2.92
9
PS/EAS
2.85
10
KCM
2.80


Advanced Batting


Bats:


Qualified:



Teams
# Team Lg
1
EWA
1
49
.398
8.2%
18.4%
0.44
0.0%
.070
2
NN2
39
1477
.370
10.0%
2.6%
.157
3
NAL
31
1128
.356
8.7%
0.8%
.099
4
NN2
51
1902
.353
10.4%
1.2%
.116
5
NN2
56
2169
.346
9.8%
1.4%
.127
6
NN2
60
2104
.330
7.8%
1.1%
.111
7
NAL
25
917
.321
9.1%
0.3%
.077
8
NN2
27
1051
.304
8.0%
1.0%
.084
9
NAL
32
1140
.303
7.5%
0.7%
.077
10
NN2
29
1024
.303
7.7%
0.9%
.090
11
NAL
20
693
.294
8.5%
0.9%
.070
12
NAL
22
788
.281
6.5%
0.4%
.054
13
NAL
20
740
.276
11.8%
0.1%
.041
14
NAL
12
422
.270
9.2%
0.7%
.059
15
EWA
1
34
.220
8.8%
11.8%
0.75
0.0%
.000
15
3
528
15638
.327
8.9%
15.7%
0.54
1.1%
.100



Players
# Team Pos
1
1B
212
.488
17.0%
0.0%
3.8%
.244
2
MULT
SS
121
.466
11.6%
66.7%
0.50
7.4%
.330
3
1B
100
.460
19.0%
25.0%
1.00
1.0%
.125
4
NE
CF
159
.448
9.4%
2.5%
.203
5
NE
CF
163
.432
6.7%
4.9%
.253
6
NBY
3B
119
.431
14.3%
3.4%
.208
7
KCM
SS
119
.424
8.4%
0.8%
.113
8
BEG
LF
177
.423
8.5%
3.4%
.215
9
NBY
1B
120
.409
3.3%
1.7%
.140
10
NE
1B
143
.408
14.7%
1.4%
.132
11
NE
LF
150
.401
15.3%
3.3%
.200
12
3B
211
.400
8.5%
40.0%
0.00
1.4%
.162
13
KCM
3B
107
.391
9.3%
0.0%
.052
14
1B
227
.389
8.4%
0.0%
.112
15
KCM
CF
115
.388
13.9%
3.5%
.172
16
SNS
3B
95
.382
2.1%
0.0%
.098
17
CF
105
.378
5.7%
1.9%
.237
18
CAG
3B
68
.374
11.8%
0.0%
.125
19
KCM
1B
121
.374
5.0%
0.8%
.140
20
RF
157
.372
16.6%
33.3%
0.00
1.3%
.171
21
NYC
CF
121
.371
7.4%
0.8%
.080
22
HG
CF
180
.371
9.4%
0.6%
.069
23
PS
LF
212
.368
10.8%
1.4%
.135
24
BEG
3B
201
.365
6.5%
0.5%
.092
25
RF
63
.363
7.9%
50.0%
0.00
4.8%
.224
26
CF
227
.359
6.2%
0.0%
1.8%
.144
27
BEG
2B
236
.357
11.0%
2.5%
.180
28
CBR
RF
89
.357
14.6%
0.0%
.013
29
HG
2B
204
.355
8.3%
1.5%
.152
30
LF
117
.355
7.7%
0.0%
0.9%
.121
31
NE
C
141
.353
10.6%
0.7%
.057
32
MRS
2B
126
.351
11.9%
0.8%
.102
33
HG
RF
219
.348
9.1%
0.9%
.091
34
SNS
RF
100
.347
7.0%
0.0%
.110
35
BEG
CF
254
.347
15.4%
0.8%
.075
36
NYC
2B
91
.344
12.1%
2.2%
.117
37
CBR
C
76
.344
19.7%
0.0%
.082
38
NE
3B
121
.343
7.4%
3.3%
.119
39
CF
114
.341
14.0%
0.0%
0.9%
.082
40
BBB
3B
83
.341
7.2%
1.2%
.104
41
HG
LF
194
.337
10.3%
0.5%
.117
42
RF
107
.335
11.2%
1.9%
.126
43
2B
83
.329
3.6%
0.0%
0.0%
.051
44
CBR
CF
77
.325
19.5%
0.0%
.000
45
MRS
LF
100
.325
11.0%
0.0%
.105
46
C
182
.321
7.7%
0.0%
0.5%
.091
47
1B
123
.320
8.1%
0.0%
0.8%
.106
48
CBR
LF
72
.319
16.7%
0.0%
.051
49
BEG
SS
235
.318
9.4%
0.4%
.059
50
SNS
SS
93
.318
9.7%
0.0%
.037
51
SS
108
.316
9.3%
33.3%
0.00
1.9%
.116
52
RF
110
.310
7.3%
25.0%
0.00
0.0%
.040
53
SS
43
.304
9.3%
0.0%
2.3%
.077
54
CAG
CF
75
.302
10.7%
1.3%
.104
55
RF
80
.298
7.5%
1.3%
.125
56
MULT
3B
88
.297
4.5%
0.0%
0.0%
.049
57
MULT
2B
139
.297
7.2%
0.0%
2.2%
.130
58
RF
63
.289
12.7%
0.0%
.018
59
C
113
.287
9.7%
0.0%
0.0%
.040
60
1B
223
.287
7.2%
0.4%
.095
61
NYC
1B
105
.285
7.6%
1.0%
.094
62
CBR
SS
74
.285
10.8%
1.4%
.125
63
SNS
LF
80
.285
6.3%
0.0%
.081
64
MRS
3B
116
.283
6.9%
0.0%
.057
65
MRS
SS
113
.280
4.4%
0.0%
.057
66
BBB
1B
78
.279
5.1%
0.0%
.041
67
LF
89
.277
9.0%
40.0%
0.00
0.0%
.051
68
NYC
3B
114
.273
2.6%
0.9%
.091
69
TIC
LF
47
.256
6.4%
0.0%
.000
70
BBB
LF
78
.253
12.8%
0.0%
.015
71
SS
66
.233
15.2%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
72
HG
SS
166
.231
6.6%
0.0%
.033
73
RF
96
.203
3.1%
1.0%
.067
74
TIC
1B
38
.159
2.6%
0.0%
.028
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James