Seamheads Negro Leagues Database Update

From SABR member Gary Ashwill at on September 26, 2011:

Over the weekend we made our first significant update to the [Negro Leagues] Database, with some new biographical information for a number of players and RBI added for the Cuban leagues. Plus we’ve specified players who are in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, players who played in MLB, and players who played in the U.S. minor leagues. See Dolf Luque for an example.

[SABR member] Brian McKenna provided corrections and new information on Frank Lindsey “Strangler” Forbes, taken from Brian’s excellent threepart biography of Forbes posted at his blog.

[SABR member] Nancy Griffith shared her research on the 1920s infielder Richard Jackson, who got his start in the South Carolina textile leagues.  One thing we haven’t been able to do is identify Jackson in a photo; if anybody can find a picture of him, both Nancy and I would love to hear from you.

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Related link: Read our Q&A with Gary Ashwill on the Negro Leagues Database here.

Originally published: September 26, 2011. Last Updated: September 26, 2011.