From SABR member Gary Ashwill at Seamheads.com on May 4, 2012:
This week we’ve added the 1910 and 1911 Negro leagues to the DB. This gives us the pleasure of presenting statistics for one of black baseball’s great teams, the Chicago Leland Giants of 1910. Led by Pete Hill and John Henry Lloyd, both in their prime, a 37-year-old Grant Johnson, and the brilliant pitching of Frank Wickware, Rube Foster‘s team went 22-2-1 against top black competition. Hill blistered pitchers for a .511 average (and it was a loud .511, with 18 extra base hits in 22 games), while Wickware burst on the scene with a brilliant rookie season, going undefeated against black teams (8-0 in games with box scores, 9-0 overall).
This addition to the DB also includes the rise of the St. Louis Giants to major status and the founding of the New York Lincoln Giants by the McMahon brothers, both in 1911. The 1910 season saw Cyclone Joe Williams come north to join the Chicago Giants; in 1911 the Philadelphia Giants, a formerly great club now in its twilight, introduced a rookie battery consisting of the 20-year-old Dick Redding and the 22-year-old Louis Santop.
Read the full article here: http://seamheads.com/2012/05/04/negro-leagues-db-update-1910-1911-negro-leagues/
- The Seamheads Negro Leagues Database earned a SABR Baseball Research Award for 2011 (May 2, 2012)
- Read our Q&A with Gary Ashwill about the Negro Leagues Database (September 14, 2011)
Originally published: May 4, 2012. Last Updated: July 16, 2020.