Success! Now Check Your Email

To complete Subscribe, click the confirmation link in your inbox. If it doesn’t arrive within 3 minutes, check your spam folder.

Ok, Thanks
MLB Recognizes Negro League Stats

MLB Recognizes Negro League Stats

A great day for professional baseball and our data-driven way of talking about the sport.

By Cary Littlejohn

Major League Baseball's records will now include stats from the Negro Leagues, which ran from 1920 to 1948, and includes some of the most dominant performances in the sport's history.

From The Washington Post:

Stars such as Homestead Grays slugger Josh Gibson now stand alongside the likes of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams in record books that long excluded them. The Negro Leagues stars generally played fewer games than White players of the same era, so the top parts of leader boards for many of the counting statistics (hits, home runs, strikeouts, etc.) are unchanged. But rate stats, which speak to how effective a player was without being subject to scheduling, reveal a much different picture.