Willie Jefferson - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Willie Jefferson



William Jefferson
(Bill)

Born: January 27, 1904 in Clearview, OK
Died: May 31, 1972 deathplace unknown
          (68 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 163
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Notes:


• College: Oklahoma Colored Agricultural & Normal University (Langston, OK)
• Buried: Prairie Springs Cemetery (Okemah, OK)
• Relatives: George Jefferson (Brother)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
8
1937
1946
MULT
8.9
1.3
0.0
7.6
0.0
2
SS
3
1940
1945
MTY/CBE
8.2
7.1
-0.1
0.0
1.2
3
C
4
1940
1946
CBE/MTY
6.5
6.3
-0.1
0.0
0.4
4
CF
1
1944
1944
PUE
6.3
3.3
3.1
0.0
-0.1
5
CF
5
1942
1946
CBE
5.7
5.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
6
RF
1
1944
1944
PUE
4.4
4.1
0.7
0.0
-0.3
7
SP
1
1944
1944
PUE
4.4
0.8
-0.1
3.7
0.0
8
CF
3
1937
1939
CT/MRS
3.7
2.6
1.0
0.0
0.2
9
LF
1
1941
1941
MTY
3.7
4.1
0.0
0.0
-0.4
10
2B
1
1944
1944
PUE
3.3
3.3
-0.3
0.0
0.4
11
SP
1
1940
1940
MTY
3.3
0.0
0.0
3.3
0.0
12
SS
1
1942
1942
PS
3.2
2.9
0.0
0.0
0.3
13
SP
1
1943
1943
CBE
3.1
0.3
-0.1
3.0
0.0
14
3B
4
1942
1945
CBE
2.9
3.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
15
SP
3
1937
1939
MRS/CT
2.8
0.4
0.5
1.9
0.1
16
RF
6
1937
1945
MULT
2.8
2.7
0.4
0.0
-0.3
17
CF
1
1941
1941
MTY
2.6
2.6
0.0
0.0
-0.1
18
SP
1
1941
1941
MTY
2.5
-0.7
0.0
3.1
0.0
19
SP
1
1937
1937
CT
2.4
0.0
0.0
2.3
0.0
20
SP
2
1944
1945
CBE
2.3
-0.2
0.0
2.5
0.0
21
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
2.2
-0.1
0.0
2.4
0.0
22
SP
1
1944
1944
PUE
2.2
0.2
0.0
2.0
0.0
23
3B
2
1940
1944
MTY/PUE
2.1
0.5
1.7
0.0
0.0
24
SS
1
1937
1937
CT
2.1
1.5
0.4
0.0
0.1
25
SP
3
1942
1946
CBE
2.0
-0.2
0.0
2.2
0.0
26
SS
1
1945
1945
CBE
1.9
1.0
0.8
0.0
0.2
27
SP
1
1941
1941
MTY
1.8
0.0
0.0
1.8
0.0
28
LF
3
1944
1946
CBE
1.7
1.2
0.7
0.0
-0.2
29
LF
3
1937
1939
CT/MRS
1.6
0.5
1.2
0.0
-0.1
30
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
1.4
0.1
0.0
1.3
0.0
31
LF
1
1944
1944
PUE
1.4
2.1
-0.4
0.0
-0.3
32
SP
2
1937
1941
MTY/CT
1.4
0.0
0.0
1.4
0.0
33
1B
3
1940
1944
MTY/PUE
1.3
3.3
-0.9
0.0
-1.0
34
LF
2
1937
1942
CT/CBE
1.2
1.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1
35
1B
5
1942
1946
CBE
1.2
1.3
0.4
0.0
-0.6
36
SP
2
1939
1945
MRS/CBE
1.1
-0.1
0.0
1.2
0.0
37
2B
2
1942
1943
CBE
1.1
0.1
0.9
0.0
0.1
38
LF
2
1940
1941
MTY
1.0
1.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
39
3B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.9
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
40
2B
4
1942
1946
CBE
0.9
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.2
41
SP
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
42
SP
1
1944
1944
PUE
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
43
3B
3
1937
1939
MRS/CT
0.8
0.5
0.2
0.0
0.1
44
3B
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
45
RF
2
1938
1939
MRS
0.8
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.2
46
2B
5
1942
1946
CBE
0.7
-0.2
0.5
0.0
0.5
47
1B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.7
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.2
48
SP
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
49
SP
1
1941
1941
MTY
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
50
RF
2
1940
1941
MTY
0.6
1.4
0.0
0.0
-0.8
51
1B
3
1937
1939
MRS/CT
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.0
-0.4
52
LF
2
1942
1943
CBE
0.5
1.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
53
CF
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
54
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.0
-0.1
55
CF
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.1
56
2B
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
57
RF
1
1942
1942
PS
0.5
0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
58
LF
1
1942
1942
PS
0.5
0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
59
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
60
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
61
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
62
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
63
LF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
64
SP
3
1944
1946
CBE
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
65
CF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
66
SS
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
67
C
3
1942
1944
CBE
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
68
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
69
RP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
70
CF
1
1945
1945
CBE
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
71
3B
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.2
0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.0
72
3B
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
73
LF
1
1944
1944
PUE
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
74
3B
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
76
C
1
1937
1937
CT
0.1
0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
77
RP
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
78
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
79
C
2
1938
1939
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
80
2B
2
1940
1941
MTY
0.1
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.7
81
2B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
82
RP
1
1939
1939
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
83
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
2B
2
1937
1944
CT/CBE
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
85
LF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
RF
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
SP
2
1942
1946
PS/CBE
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
88
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
89
SS
1
1944
1944
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
C
1
1944
1944
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
C
1
1942
1942
PS
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
93
-
1
1944
1944
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
94
3B
1
1942
1942
CBE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
RP
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
98
C
1
1944
1944
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
RF
1
1939
1939
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
RP
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
-
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
-
1
1940
1940
MTY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
-
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
2B
1
1941
1941
MTY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
-
1
1937
1937
CT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
-
1
1945
1945
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
C
1
1941
1941
MTY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
111
-
1
1937
1937
CT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
RP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
LF
1
1939
1939
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
RF
1
1939
1939
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1937
1937
CT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
-
1
1937
1937
CT
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
SS
1
1939
1939
MRS
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
120
2B
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
122
3B
2
1940
1941
MTY
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
123
RF
1
1944
1944
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
RP
2
1942
1944
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
125
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
126
LF
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
127
RF
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
128
SP
3
1937
1939
CT/MRS
-0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.0
129
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
130
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
131
C
1
1945
1945
CBE
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
132
RP
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
133
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
RP
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
135
-
1
1945
1945
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
136
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
137
-
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
138
-
1
1945
1945
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
C
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
141
C
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
142
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
143
LF
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
144
-
1
1945
1945
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
145
2B
2
1938
1939
MRS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
146
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
147
RF
1
1944
1944
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
148
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
149
-
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
150
C
2
1944
1945
CBE
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
152
SP
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
153
-
1
1945
1945
CBE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
154
3B
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
155
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
156
C
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.2
-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
157
C
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
158
-
1
1940
1940
MTY
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
-
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
160
-
1
1937
1937
CT
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
161
SP
3
1938
1940
MRS/MTY
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
162
RP
2
1942
1946
CBE
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
163
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
164
RP
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
165
LF
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
166
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
167
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
168
SP
1
1942
1942
PS
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
169
LF
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
170
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
171
C
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
172
-
1
1939
1939
MRS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
173
-
1
1940
1940
MTY
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
174
RF
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
175
C
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
176
SP
2
1940
1944
MTY/PUE
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.1
0.0
177
1B
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
178
2B
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.3
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.3
179
SP
2
1937
1938
CT/MRS
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
180
C
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.4
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
181
C
3
1942
1946
CBE
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
182
RP
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
183
SP
3
1944
1946
CBE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
184
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
185
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
186
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
187
-
1
1941
1941
MTY
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
188
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
189
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
190
CF
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
191
RF
4
1943
1946
CBE
-0.4
0.7
-1.0
0.0
-0.2
192
1B
1
1942
1942
PS
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
193
RF
1
1942
1942
PS
-0.5
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.1
194
SS
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.5
-0.2
-0.8
0.0
0.5
195
SP
2
1940
1941
MTY
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
196
CF
1
1942
1942
PS
-0.6
-0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
197
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
198
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
199
SP
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
200
RP
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
201
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
202
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
203
-
1
1946
1946
CBE
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
204
-
1
1943
1943
CBE
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
205
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-0.8
-0.3
-0.5
0.0
0.0
206
SS
2
1942
1943
CBE
-0.8
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.0
207
-
1
1942
1942
CBE
-0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
208
LF
2
1942
1943
CBE
-0.9
-0.1
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
209
C
3
1938
1943
MRS/CBE
-0.9
-0.9
-0.2
0.0
0.1
210
2B
1
1942
1942
PS
-1.0
-1.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
211
RF
1
1941
1941
MTY
-1.0
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.2
212
LF
2
1938
1939
MRS
-1.1
-0.3
-0.9
0.0
0.0
213
RP
3
1940
1942
MTY/PS
-1.1
0.4
0.0
-1.5
0.0
214
-
1
1944
1944
PUE
-1.2
-0.5
-0.7
0.0
0.0
215
C
2
1940
1941
MTY
-1.2
-1.6
0.0
0.0
0.3

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


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