1917 Chicago American Giants - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1917 Chicago American Giants


49 - 14 - 2


(1st place in the Western Independent Clubs )

1911 / 1918 (Team History)

Managed by:
Rube Foster (49-14-2)

Top Hitter


John Henry
Lloyd

Top Pitcher


Dick
Redding

League Ranks (9 teams)

Batting Pitching
OPS+
108
4th ERA+
119
1st
OPS
.600
3rd ERA
1.53
1st
BA
.228
4th BA
.197
1st
OBP
.313
3rd K/BB
1.72
1st
SLG
.288
4th K%
13.0%
1st
BB%
9.7%
3rd BB%
7.6%
3rd
K%
HR%
0.1%
5th
ISO
.059
4th WHIP
1.00
1st

Notes:


• Home Ballpark: Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
• 3 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Rube Foster (Owner & Business Manager)


Fielding
Glossary
Catcher
`
Lg Lg
21
39
318.0
201
35
9
4
1
16
.963
.968
6.68
6.34
1.1
3.5
0.8
0.4
31
25
206.0
123
32
4
2
1
6
.975
.968
6.77
6.34
4.1
19.7
4.4
-0.4
2
64
524.0
324
67
13
6
2
22
.968
.968
6.72
6.34
5.2
9.9
5.2
0.0


Glossary
First Base
`
Lg Lg
28
54
478.0
560
25
15
21
.975
.978
11.01
11.21
0.9
1.8
0.9
31
4
30.0
30
4
1
2
.971
.978
10.20
11.21
1.3
44.9
1.3
37
1
9.0
11
1
0
0
1.000
.978
12.00
11.21
0.4
39.5
0.4
33
1
7.0
12
0
0
0
1.000
.978
15.43
11.21
-0.1
-10.2
-0.1
4
60
524.0
613
30
16
23
.976
.978
11.04
11.21
2.5
4.8
2.5


Glossary
Second Base
`
Lg Lg
27
58
524.0
113
168
10
15
.966
.954
4.83
5.26
2.4
4.6
2.4
1
58
524.0
113
168
10
15
.966
.954
4.83
5.26
2.4
4.6
2.4


Glossary
Third Base
`
Lg Lg
38
57
500.0
69
113
6
4
.968
.942
3.28
3.48
6.0
11.9
6.0
29
3
19.0
1
5
1
0
.857
.942
2.84
3.48
0.7
34.6
0.7
31
1
5.0
0
2
1
0
.667
.942
3.60
3.48
0.6
118.1
0.6
3
61
524.0
70
120
8
4
.960
.942
3.26
3.48
7.2
13.8
7.2


Glossary
Shortstop
`
Lg Lg
33
55
486.1
131
150
18
21
.940
.918
5.20
5.26
7.9
16.3
7.9
29
5
37.2
11
14
1
1
.962
.918
5.97
5.26
2.1
54.8
2.1
2
60
524.0
142
164
19
22
.942
.918
5.26
5.26
10.0
19.0
10.0


Glossary
Left Field
`
Lg Lg
29
54
481.0
90
4
4
0
.959
.946
1.76
1.79
3.9
8.0
5.2
-1.3
34
4
36.0
4
0
0
0
1.000
.946
1.00
1.79
-1.6
-43.6
-1.3
-0.3
31
1
7.0
1
0
0
0
1.000
.946
1.29
1.79
-0.2
-24.2
-0.1
-0.1
3
59
524.0
95
4
4
0
.961
.946
1.70
1.79
2.1
4.1
3.8
-1.6


Glossary
Center Field
`
Lg Lg
34
54
484.0
126
9
1
3
.993
.978
2.51
2.47
12.4
25.6
11.6
0.8
31
5
40.0
14
0
0
0
1.000
.978
3.15
2.47
2.7
68.6
3.1
-0.4
2
59
524.0
140
9
1
3
.993
.978
2.56
2.47
15.1
28.9
14.8
0.4


Glossary
Right Field
`
Lg Lg
29
54
465.1
49
5
2
0
.964
.977
1.04
1.32
-0.9
-2.0
1.4
-2.4
31
8
49.2
5
0
0
0
1.000
.977
0.91
1.32
-0.6
-11.6
0.0
-0.6
33
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
.977
0.00
1.32
-0.7
-73.0
-0.6
-0.1
3
63
524.0
54
5
2
0
.967
.977
1.01
1.32
-2.2
-4.1
0.9
-3.1


Glossary
Pitcher
`
Lg Lg
27
22
153.2
6
50
1
1
.982
.945
3.28
3.30
20
16
126.2
6
53
3
0
.952
.945
4.19
3.30
28
13
98.0
1
26
1
2
.964
.945
2.48
3.30
21
9
73.0
2
24
3
1
.897
.945
3.21
3.30
29
4
29.2
1
9
1
0
.909
.945
3.03
3.30
37
3
27.0
0
6
0
0
1.000
.945
2.00
3.30
21
1
9.0
1
2
1
1
.750
.945
3.00
3.30
29
1
7.0
2
6
0
1
1.000
.945
10.29
3.30
8
69
524.0
19
176
10
6
.951
.945
3.35
3.30


Glossary
Pinch Hitter
`
21
1
31
1
2
2


Glossary
Pinch Runner
`
0



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