Oscar Charleston

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1915—1941

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
NR
Center Field RANK
#8

Player Detail

Oscar McKinley
GIVEN NAME
Charleston
SURNAME
October 14, 1896, in Indianapolis, IN
BORN
October 6, 1954, in Philadelphia, PA, USA
DIED
1915—1941
Playing Career
Played from 18-44
PLAYING AGE
Indianapolis ABCs
Lincoln Stars
Richmond Giants
Chicago American Giants
Detroit Stars
St. Louis Giants
Harrisburg Giants
Hilldale Club
Homestead Grays
Pittsburgh Crawfords
Toledo Crawfords
Indianapolis Crawfords
Philadelphia Stars
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Indianapolis ABCs
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-8 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
1915
Major League Debut
1941
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Oscar Charleston?

Regarded as the greatest player in the history of the negro leagues, Charleston was a power-hitting outfielder who also could run very well. He later served as an important figure as a league organizer and manager.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Oscar Charleston reportedly had a .326 batting average in more than two dozen exhibition games against white major league players.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.339
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

BEST SEASON

1922 Indianapolis ABCs

25 Years Old

.374
AVG
19
HR
102
RBI
105
RUNS
.433
OBP
150
HITS
25
2B
18
3B
.668
SLG
41
BB
21
SB
6.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.339
.430
.573

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.1003
NA
UNK

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
NR
60.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Oscar Charleston Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Charleston
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.339
.430
.573
1003
AVG CF
744

Oscar Charleston Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
8
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Oscar Charleston PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Oscar Charleston
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Oscar Charleston
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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