Branch Russell - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Branch Russell



Branch Lee Russell


Born: October 9, 1895 in South Boston, VA
Died: May 1, 1959 in St. Louis, MO
          (63 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: R
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 165
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Notes:


• Buried: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (Lemay, MO)
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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SS
8
1924
1931
SLS
33.2
25.7
4.1
0.0
3.5
2
CF
10
1922
1931
SLS
21.5
16.5
0.7
5.6
-1.3
3
SP
10
1922
1931
SLS
21.3
0.1
0.0
21.2
0.0
4
1B
6
1926
1931
SLS
18.0
19.9
-0.5
0.0
-1.4
5
SP
5
1927
1931
SLS
15.7
-1.5
0.0
17.3
0.0
6
SP
9
1924
1932
SLS/CLS
13.3
-1.2
0.0
14.6
0.0
7
SP
4
1927
1930
SLS
9.7
1.3
-0.1
8.7
-0.2
8
LF
9
1924
1932
CLS/SLS
7.6
12.5
-2.8
0.0
-2.0
9
SP
1
1922
1922
KCM
7.6
3.7
0.1
3.9
-0.1
10
3B
8
1924
1931
SLS
7.0
9.5
-4.1
0.0
1.6
11
1B
5
1924
1928
SLS
6.0
7.9
-0.3
-0.3
-1.1
12
C
6
1923
1928
SLS
5.8
4.2
0.8
0.0
0.8
13
SP
4
1922
1925
SLS
5.4
-0.3
0.0
5.7
0.0
14
SS
1
1922
1922
KCM
5.4
3.2
1.8
0.0
0.4
15
2B
5
1926
1930
SLS
5.3
1.5
2.6
0.0
1.2
16
LF
1
1922
1922
KCM
4.7
3.9
1.0
0.1
-0.3
17
SP
3
1924
1926
SLS
4.5
0.0
0.0
4.5
0.0
18
SP
1
1930
1930
SLS
4.4
0.1
0.3
3.9
0.1
19
RF
1
1922
1922
KCM
4.1
3.7
0.5
0.0
-0.1
20
CF
4
1922
1925
SLS
3.5
4.4
-0.4
0.0
-0.6
21
SP
3
1923
1925
SLS
3.2
0.1
0.0
3.1
0.0
22
C
2
1928
1929
SLS
2.8
2.7
-0.2
0.0
0.3
23
1B
2
1930
1931
SLS
2.3
2.2
0.5
0.0
-0.4
24
SP
1
1926
1926
SLS
2.2
0.1
0.0
2.1
0.0
25
SP
2
1930
1931
SLS
2.1
0.2
0.0
1.9
0.0
26
3B
2
1922
1923
SLS
2.0
2.5
-0.6
0.0
0.1
27
SP
2
1922
1923
SLS
2.0
0.7
0.0
1.3
0.0
28
SP
1
1922
1922
KCM
1.9
-0.1
0.1
2.0
0.0
29
SP
3
1929
1931
SLS
1.9
0.4
0.0
1.5
0.0
30
2B
1
1931
1931
SLS
1.7
0.4
1.2
0.0
0.1
31
C
2
1922
1923
SLS
1.2
1.2
-0.2
0.0
0.2
32
SP
1
1922
1922
KCM
1.2
0.6
0.0
0.6
0.0
33
SP
1
1923
1923
SLS
1.2
0.1
0.0
1.0
0.0
34
3B
6
1923
1929
SLS
1.1
2.7
-2.0
0.1
0.3
35
SP
2
1922
1924
SLS/KCM
1.1
-0.1
0.1
1.2
0.0
36
LF
3
1922
1925
SLS
1.0
1.6
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
37
SP
3
1927
1929
SLS
1.0
-0.2
0.0
1.2
0.0
38
C
5
1926
1930
SLS
0.8
0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.7
39
SP
1
1923
1923
SLS
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
40
SP
1
1931
1931
SLS
0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.8
0.0
41
SP
1
1925
1925
SLS
0.6
0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
42
C
3
1925
1931
SLS
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.2
43
1B
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.5
0.2
0.6
0.0
-0.3
44
C
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.5
-0.2
0.5
0.0
0.2
45
SP
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
46
SP
1
1925
1925
SLS
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
47
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
48
SP
4
1922
1926
SLS/KCM
0.4
0.5
-0.2
0.2
-0.2
49
SP
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
50
SP
2
1926
1927
SLS
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
51
2B
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
52
CF
1
1922
1922
SLS
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
53
C
1
1924
1924
SLS
0.3
0.5
-0.3
0.0
0.1
54
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.5
0.0
55
RP
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
56
2B
1
1925
1925
SLS
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
57
2B
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
58
2B
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
SP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
60
C
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
61
C
1
1931
1931
SLS
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
62
RP
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.2
-0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.1
63
LF
2
1925
1926
SLS
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
64
RP
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
65
3B
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.1
0.5
-0.5
0.0
0.2
66
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
67
RP
1
1926
1926
SLS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
68
RP
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
69
LF
2
1927
1931
SLS
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
70
-
1
1927
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
RF
1
1925
1925
SLS
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
72
C
1
1924
1924
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
SP
2
1926
1927
SLS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
74
CF
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.0
0.6
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
75
C
1
1929
1929
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
2B
1
1922
1922
SLS
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
77
C
2
1925
1927
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
-
1
1923
1923
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
-
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.0
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
80
2B
1
1926
1926
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
81
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
82
C
2
1922
1923
SLS
0.0
0.7
-0.9
0.0
0.1
83
-
1
1924
1924
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
-
1
1923
1923
SLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
85
SS
1
1922
1922
SLS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
2B
3
1922
1924
SLS
0.0
0.6
-1.1
0.0
0.5
87
-
1
1932
1932
CLS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
RP
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
89
SP
1
1924
1924
SLS
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
CF
2
1922
1923
SLS
0.0
1.8
-1.6
0.0
-0.3
91
SS
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
92
C
2
1930
1931
SLS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
93
RP
1
1929
1929
SLS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
94
1B
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
LF
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
96
-
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
97
SP
3
1925
1927
SLS
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
98
-
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
99
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
101
2B
3
1924
1926
SLS
-0.1
-0.4
-0.1
0.1
0.3
102
SP
1
1922
1922
SLS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
103
-
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.2
-0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
104
CF
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.2
0.6
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
105
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1931
1931
SLS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
107
SP
1
1923
1923
SLS
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
108
2B
3
1922
1924
KCM/SLS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
109
-
1
1924
1924
SLS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
110
2B
1
1923
1923
SLS
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.1
111
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
112
SP
2
1922
1930
SLS/KCM
-0.3
-0.5
0.0
0.2
0.0
113
RP
2
1924
1932
SLS/CLS
-0.3
0.0
0.1
-0.4
0.0
114
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
115
-
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
116
RP
1
1932
1932
CLS
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.1
0.0
117
-
1
1923
1923
SLS
-0.4
-0.6
0.3
0.0
-0.1
118
-
1
1928
1928
SLS
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
119
-
2
1923
1924
SLS
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
120
RP
1
1926
1926
SLS
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
121
-
2
1922
1927
SLS
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
122
-
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.8
-0.3
-0.5
0.0
0.0
123
RP
2
1922
1923
SLS
-0.9
-0.3
0.0
-0.6
0.0
124
RP
3
1922
1924
SLS
-0.9
0.3
0.0
-1.2
0.0
125
-
1
1922
1922
SLS
-1.0
-0.7
-0.3
0.0
0.0
126
RF
7
1923
1931
SLS
-1.1
-0.2
-0.5
0.0
-0.4
127
2B
1
1924
1924
SLS
-1.2
-0.3
-0.9
0.0
-0.1
128
1B
2
1922
1923
SLS
-1.3
-0.1
-0.8
0.0
-0.4
129
SP
2
1928
1929
SLS
-1.3
-0.2
0.0
-1.1
0.0
130
-
2
1922
1923
SLS
-1.3
-0.8
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
131
SS
2
1922
1923
SLS
-1.6
1.3
-3.1
0.0
0.2

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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