Turkey Stearnes

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1923—1940

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
NR
Center Field RANK
#9

Player Detail

Norman Thomas
GIVEN NAME
Stearnes
SURNAME
May 8, 1901, in Nashville, TN
BORN
September 4, 1979, in Detroit, MI, USA
DIED
1923—1940
Playing Career
Played from 22-39
PLAYING AGE
Nashville Giants
Montgomery Grey Sox
Detroit Stars
New York Lincoln Giants
Kansas City Monarchs
Chicago American Giants
Philadelphia Stars
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Stars
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
1923
Major League Debut
1940
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Turkey Stearnes?

Ran funny, but was a serious hitter. Stearnes was a superstar for the Detroit Stars and other teams, and set a Negro Leagues record for career home runs. Given his status as a five-tool player, he is among the handful of men in the discussion for greatest in the history of segregated black baseball.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

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
Stearnes batted .417 with 40 hits and seven home runs in 24 postseason games.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
986
1319
186
1001
.349
5 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

1926 Detroit Stars

25 Years Old

.383
AVG
21
HR
103
RBI
94
RUNS
.458
OBP
131
HITS
33
2B
9
3B
.716
SLG
41
BB
21
SB
6.0
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.349
.417
.616

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.1033
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.

Turkey Stearnes 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
Stearnes
532
185
131
32
15
26
130
56
UNK
17
UNK
UNK
.349
.417
.616
1033
AVG CF
791

Turkey Stearnes Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
9
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

Turkey Stearnes 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 = Turkey Stearnes
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 = Turkey Stearnes
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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