David Whatley - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

David Whatley



David Samuel Whatley
(Speed; Hammer Man)

Born: November 10, 1914 in Griffin, GA
Died: March 13, 1961 in Oakland, CA
          (46 years old)

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


• Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery (San Bruno, CA)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
5
1939
1944
HG
19.3
2.3
0.0
17.2
-0.2
2
1B
5
1939
1944
HG
10.2
11.1
0.0
0.0
-0.9
3
SP
3
1939
1942
HG
7.8
0.4
0.0
7.5
0.0
4
C
4
1939
1944
HG
7.8
7.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
5
SP
5
1939
1944
HG
5.2
0.2
0.0
5.0
0.0
6
3B
3
1940
1942
HG
3.6
3.7
-0.1
0.0
0.0
7
SS
3
1939
1944
HG
3.2
2.6
-0.1
0.1
0.6
8
CF
5
1939
1944
HG
3.0
3.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
9
SP
2
1941
1944
NBY/HG
2.6
0.0
0.0
2.6
0.0
10
SP
1
1939
1939
JRC
2.5
0.0
0.0
2.5
0.0
11
3B
4
1940
1944
HG
2.4
2.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
12
2B
4
1940
1944
HG
2.2
1.7
0.0
0.0
0.6
13
SS
1
1938
1938
MRS
1.9
1.5
0.2
0.0
0.2
14
SP
2
1942
1944
HG
1.8
0.2
0.0
1.6
0.0
15
SP
3
1941
1944
HG
1.8
-0.3
0.0
2.1
0.0
16
LF
1
1938
1938
MRS
1.8
0.4
1.4
0.0
-0.1
17
SP
1
1939
1939
JRC
1.7
0.0
0.0
1.6
0.0
18
RP
1
1938
1938
MRS
1.5
0.3
0.0
1.2
0.0
19
RF
1
1944
1944
HG
1.4
1.1
0.0
0.5
-0.2
20
SP
3
1939
1944
HG
1.3
-0.1
0.0
1.4
0.0
21
LF
1
1944
1944
HG
1.3
1.5
0.0
0.0
-0.2
22
C
1
1939
1939
JRC
1.3
1.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
23
SP
2
1937
1938
BBB
1.1
0.0
0.0
1.1
0.0
24
3B
3
1937
1939
MULT
1.0
1.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
25
SP
3
1937
1940
MULT
1.0
0.0
0.1
1.0
0.0
26
CF
1
1938
1938
MRS
1.0
1.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
27
CF
2
1937
1939
BBB/JRC
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
28
SP
3
1940
1942
HG
0.9
-0.2
0.0
1.1
0.0
29
RF
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.8
0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.1
30
SP
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.8
0.3
-0.2
0.7
0.0
31
SP
1
1944
1944
HG
0.8
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
32
SP
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.8
-0.1
0.0
0.9
0.0
33
SP
2
1937
1939
BBB/JRC
0.8
0.3
-0.1
0.6
0.0
34
SP
1
1940
1940
HG
0.7
0.2
0.0
0.5
0.0
35
2B
1
1944
1944
HG
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
36
SP
3
1939
1944
HG/NBY
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
37
C
1
1941
1941
HG
0.6
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
38
SP
1
1941
1941
HG
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
39
SP
1
1942
1942
HG
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
40
LF
5
1939
1944
HG
0.6
1.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
41
3B
1
1939
1939
HG
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.1
42
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS/BBB
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
43
SP
1
1939
1939
HG
0.5
0.4
0.0
0.2
-0.1
44
2B
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
45
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
46
SS
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
47
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
48
RP
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
49
2B
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
50
RF
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
51
RP
2
1937
1938
BBB
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
52
RP
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
53
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
54
C
1
1940
1940
HG
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
55
2B
2
1937
1938
BBB/MRS
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.2
56
C
5
1939
1944
HG
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.3
57
RP
1
1944
1944
HG
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
58
C
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
59
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
60
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
61
SP
1
1944
1944
HG
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
62
LF
1
1942
1942
HG
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
63
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
64
SS
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
65
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
66
RP
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
67
SS
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
68
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
69
SP
3
1940
1942
HG
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.3
0.0
70
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
-0.4
0.4
0.0
0.1
71
3B
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
72
C
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
C
2
1939
1941
HG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
74
LF
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
75
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
77
C
1
1940
1940
HG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
1B
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
79
LF
1
1937
1937
BBB
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
81
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
82
LF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
83
RF
2
1939
1944
HG/NBY
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
84
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
85
1B
2
1937
1938
BBB
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
86
-
1
1939
1939
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
RP
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
2B
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
89
RP
1
1937
1937
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
RF
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
92
RP
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
93
C
2
1940
1944
HG/NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
94
C
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
RF
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
C
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
1B
2
1937
1938
BBB
0.0
0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
98
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
RF
1
1942
1942
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1937
1937
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
RF
1
1939
1939
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
C
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
107
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
-
1
1937
1937
BBB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
2B
1
1944
1944
HG/NBY
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
111
1B
1
1944
1944
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
112
SS
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
C
1
1939
1939
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
2B
1
1942
1942
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
LF
1
1940
1940
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
1B
1
1939
1939
JRC
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
118
RF
1
1944
1944
HG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
120
SS
1
1937
1937
BBB
0.0
0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.1
121
1B
1
1944
1944
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
122
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
123
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
124
C
1
1941
1941
HG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
125
SS
2
1941
1942
HG
0.0
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.5
126
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
127
C
1
1939
1939
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
129
SS
1
1944
1944
NBY
-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
1940
1940
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
132
RP
1
1938
1938
BBB
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
133
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
1B
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
135
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
136
SP
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
137
SS
1
1942
1942
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
138
LF
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
139
RF
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
140
-
1
1937
1937
SAS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
141
2B
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
142
3B
1
1944
1944
HG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
143
C
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
144
CF
2
1937
1938
BBB
-0.1
-0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
145
3B
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
146
CF
1
1939
1939
HG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
147
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
148
-
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
149
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
150
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
151
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
152
2B
2
1939
1944
NBY/HG
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
153
3B
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
154
-
1
1944
1944
HG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
155
RP
1
1938
1938
BBB
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
156
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
157
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
158
-
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
159
3B
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
160
C
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
161
2B
2
1941
1944
HG/NBY
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
162
LF
2
1937
1938
BBB
-0.3
0.4
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
163
LF
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
164
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.3
0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
165
-
1
1941
1941
HG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
166
CF
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
167
-
1
1944
1944
HG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
168
LF
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
169
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
170
-
1
1939
1939
JRC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
171
SS
2
1937
1939
MULT
-0.3
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.1
172
RP
2
1937
1938
BBB
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
173
C
2
1937
1938
BBB
-0.3
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.1
174
-
1
1938
1938
BBB
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
175
SS
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
176
RF
1
1944
1944
HG
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
177
C
2
1939
1944
NBY/JRC
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
178
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
179
-
1
1937
1937
BBB
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
180
SP
3
1938
1944
BBB/HG
-0.5
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
0.0
181
LF
2
1937
1939
BBB/JRC
-0.5
0.3
0.0
-0.9
0.0
182
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.6
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
183
-
1
1938
1938
MRS
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
184
-
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.7
0.2
0.0
-0.8
0.0
185
-
1
1940
1940
HG
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
186
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
187
RP
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
188
SS
3
1939
1944
HG
-0.9
-1.6
0.0
0.0
0.7
189
-
1
1944
1944
NBY
-0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
190
SP
1
1938
1938
MRS
-1.0
-0.1
-0.1
-0.8
0.0
191
3B
1
1938
1938
MRS
-1.1
-0.2
-0.9
0.0
0.1
192
RP
2
1938
1941
HG/BBB
-1.1
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0

If you have any questions regarding Negro Leagues statistical or biographical data, please contact gary@seamheads.com..

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