Negro Leagues Centennial
1919 Negro League Baseball Season Roster
- Still No. 1: Rube Foster’s Chicago American Giants win another pennant
- Blackball Stars: 8 Hall of Famers, 21 others from SOM’s Negro League Stars set
- ‘The Black Ty Cobb”: Oscar Charleston wins the Triple Crown
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, 10% of our sales of Negro Leagues products in 2020 will be donated to the Negro League Baseball Museum
Records and statistics below are in 140-game equivalents
Released by Strat-O-Matic on this season’s 100th anniversary, this issue showcases the Rube Foster’s superb Chicago American Giants (87-53), the league’s second-highest scoring team and the league’s toughest to score against. Detroit (83-57), a team that Foster helped to create, came closest to denying Chicago’s glory. The Stars, in their bandbox, could hit with Chicago but didn’t have the pitching to compensate.
Chicago featured a pair of 20-game winners, Dick Whitworth (28-8) and School Boy Johnson (23-13). Detroit had Samuel Crawford (22-13). New York’s (75-65) Smokey Joe Williams was an outstanding 27-5. Havana’s (70-70) Count LeBlanc (21-6), Philadelphia’s (67-73) Phil Cockrell (20-12), Brooklyn’s (63-77) cannon-for-an-arm Dick Redding (24-8; league low 1.52 ERA) and Dayton’s (50-90) String Bean Williams (22-8) round out the 20-game winners.
Chicago colossus Oscar Charleston, wearing the Triple Crown, towered over his peers (.383; 17 HR; 94 RBI; 1.025 OPS). Detroit’s Pete Hill (.352; 14; .988) and Edgar Wesley (.318; 12; .848) took full advantage of their home park. St. Louis’ (65-75) Charles Blackwell (.324; 10; .876) also enjoyed the perks of his home field. New York’s Zack Pettus (.349; .896), Brooklyn’s Pop Lloyd (.345; .872), Chicago’s hard-working Cristobal Torriente (.335; .947; 11-4; 2.84), and Philadelphia’s Dick Lundy (.348; .882) and Louis Santop (.338; .889) flashed with the bat.
Gamers familiar with Strat-O-Matic’s Negro League Stars set will recognize 29 players from that set, including Blackwell, Charleston, Hill, Lloyd, Lunday, Santop, Torriente, Foster, Cockrell, Redding and Williams.
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