Homestead Grays (1929-1948)

200 Greatest Homestead Grays

  1. Josh Gibson c, 1930–1946 99
  2. Buck Leonard 1b, 1935–1948 94
  3. Ray Brown p, 1931–1945 89
  4. Jerry Benjamin cf, 1932–1948 32
  5. Johnny Wright p, 1937–1947 26
  6. Sam Bankhead ss, 1932–1948 21
  7. Vic Harris lf, 1922–1947 21
  8. Edsall Walker p, 1936–1945 18
  9. Howard Easterling 3b, 1937–1946 17
  10. Roy Welmaker p, 1932–1945 17
  11. Roy Partlow p, 1937–1948 17
  12. Cool Papa Bell cf, 1922–1946 15
  13. Jud Wilson 3b, 1923–1945 15
  14. Matt Carlisle 2b, 1932–1948 13
  15. Luis Márquez cf, 1946–1954 12
  16. Joe Strong p, 1922–1937 11
  17. Joe Williams p, 1923–1932 10
  18. Garnett Blair p, 1942–1948 10
  19. Luke Easter 1b, 1947–1954 9
  20. Wilmer Fields rf, 1940–1948 9
  21. Henry Spearman 3b, 1936–1945 8
  22. Eudie Napier c, 1939–1948 7
  23. Terris McDuffie lf, 1930–1945 7
  24. Jim Williams rf, 1931–1944 7
  25. Louis Dula p, 1933–1938 6
  26. Chester Williams ss, 1930–1942 6
  27. Frank Thompson p, 1945–1948 6
  28. Tommie Dukes c, 1928–1945 6
  29. David Whatley rf, 1937–1944 6
  30. Bob Thurman rf, 1946–1959 6
  31. Sam Streeter p, 1921–1936 6
  32. R.T. Walker p, 1943–1948 5
  33. Bill Perkins c, 1928–1948 5
  34. Specs Roberts p, 1937–1945 5
  35. John Beckwith 3b, 1920–1935 4
  36. Tom Parker rf, 1931–1948 4
  37. Walter Cannady 2b, 1922–1945 4
  38. Spoon Carter p, 1932–1948 4
  39. Harry Salmon p, 1924–1935 4
  40. Leroy Morney ss, 1932–1944 4
  41. Ameal Brooks c, 1929–1947 3
  42. Jake Stephens ss, 1923–1937 3
  43. George Giles 1b, 1927–1938 3
  44. George Scales 2b, 1921–1946 2
  45. Dave Hoskins rf, 1942–1954 2
  46. Webster McDonald p, 1925–1940 2
  47. Bert Hunter p, 1931–1936 2
  48. Jasper Washington 1b, 1922–1933 2
  49. Leroy Matlock p, 1929–1938 2
  50. Bill Evans cf, 1924–1937 2
  51. Mack Eggleston c, 1920–1934 2
  52. Pepper Bassett c, 1935–1948 2
  53. Buck Ewing c, 1920–1929 2
  54. Willie Pope p, 1947 2
  55. George Gill 1b, 1931–1937 2
  56. Willie Gisentaner p, 1921–1936 2
  57. Charles Gary 3b, 1948 2
  58. Sonny Boy Jeffries p, 1940–1948 2
  59. Willie Hubert p, 1939–1946 2
  60. Ted Radcliffe c, 1928–1946 2
  61. Poindexter Williams c, 1921–1933 1
  62. Newt Allen 2b, 1923–1947 1
  63. Buddy Burbage rf, 1929–1943 1
  64. Jesse Houston p, 1937–1941 1
  65. Dan Wilson lf, 1936–1947 1
  66. Javier Pérez 3b, 1934–1945 1
  67. Rap Dixon rf, 1924–1937 1
  68. J.C. Hamilton p, 1940–1942 1
  69. George Britt c, 1920–1944 1
  70. Willie Ferrell p, 1937–1943 1
  71. Jack Johnson 3b, 1938–1939 1
  72. Tom Payne lf, 1933 1
  73. Cool Turner ss, 1923–1932 1
  74. Luther Clifford c, 1948 1
  75. Charlie Shields p, 1941–1943 1
  76. Earl Ashby c, 1945–1948 1
  77. LeRoy Taylor rf, 1925–1934 1
  78. Quincy Trouppe c, 1930–1952 1
  79. Josh Johnson c, 1937–1940 1
  80. Obie Lackey ss, 1929–1943 0
  81. Lennie Pearson 1b, 1937–1948 0
  82. Tarcat Terry 2b, 1932–1936 0
  83. Oscar Charleston cf, 1920–1941 0
  84. Leo Hannibal p, 1932–1938 0
  85. Oscar Owens rf, 1922–1929 0
  86. Ed Young 1b, 1938–1947 0
  87. Eugene Smith p, 1940–1948 0
  88. Charlie Jemison p, 1932–1935 0
  89. James Haynes p, 1946 0
  90. Ray Dandridge 3b, 1933–1944 0
  91. William Bell p, 1923–1937 0
  92. Walter Burch c, 1934–1946 0
  93. Frank Williams rf, 1942–1946 0
  94. Tom Young c, 1926–1941 0
  95. Country Davis cf, 1939 0
  96. Dotson c, 1936 0
  97. Robert Gaston c, 1932–1948 0
  98. Clint Thomas cf, 1921–1938 0
  99. Lefty Williams p, 1929–1935 0
  100. Leon Day p, 1934–1946 0
  101. Lefty Boone p, 1940–1944 0
  102. Willie Wells ss, 1924–1948 0
  103. Walter Perry c, 1940 0
  104. William Ross p, 1922–1929 0
  105. Leroy Young ss, 1946 0
  106. Sylvester Snead rf, 1938–1946 0
  107. Ziggy Marcell c, 1939–1948 0
  108. Joe Greene c, 1932–1948 0
  109. Anthony Cooper ss, 1928–1941 0
  110. Cecil Kaiser p, 1947 0
  111. Bobby Dean 3b, 1925–1929 0
  112. Ciscero Warren p, 1946–1947 0
  113. Smith p, 1935 0
  114. Thad Christopher lf, 1936–1945 0
  115. George McAllister 1b, 1924–1934 0
  116. Casper p, 1946 0
  117. John Lewis p, 1945 0
  118. Fox Blevins 3b, 1932–1936 0
  119. Cliff Blackmon p, 1937–1941 0
  120. Bill Lynn p, 1943 0
  121. Dennis Gilchrist c, 1932–1935 0
  122. Thompson rf, 1939 0
  123. Raymon Lacy c, 1947 0
  124. Carroll p, 1940 0
  125. Ed Robinson lf, 1945 0
  126. Dave Pope rf, 1946–1956 0
  127. Alonzo Hicks lf, 1947 0
  128. Ed Stone rf, 1934–1946 0
  129. Johnny Johnson p, 1938–1946 0
  130. Ernest Smith lf, 1938–1942 0
  131. Sanford Jackson cf, 1924–1932 0
  132. Maurice Peatros 1b, 1947 0
  133. Jabbo Andrews lf, 1930–1942 0
  134. Ted Alexander p, 1938–1948 0
  135. Ernest Thomas cf, 1945 0
  136. Bill Harris 3b, 1931–1937 0
  137. William Randall cf, 1943 0
  138. Piper Davis 2b, 1942–1948 0
  139. Dolly King , 1944–1948 0
  140. Ollie West p, 1942–1945 0
  141. Ed Butler ss, 1943–1945 0
  142. Earl Harrison p, 1927–1930 0
  143. Tom Walker rf, 1945 0
  144. Lefty Bell p, 1948 0
  145. Clay lf, 1947 0
  146. Pierson , 1933 0
  147. Lou Dials rf, 1927–1933 0
  148. Willis Moody lf, 1929 0
  149. Clarence Palm c, 1927–1946 0
  150. C.D. Mosley p, 1935 0
  151. Judy Johnson 3b, 1923–1936 0
  152. Page , 1945 0
  153. Wyatt Turner c, 1939 0
  154. Clifford Allen p, 1937–1938 0
  155. Bub Miller 3b, 1938 0
  156. Victoriano Sosa c, 1948 0
  157. Moses Phillips 1b, 1946 0
  158. Frank Duncan c, 1920–1945 0
  159. Willie Stevenson p, 1940–1943 0
  160. Hill p, 1944 0
  161. Red Bass c, 1940 0
  162. Curtis Henderson ss, 1936–1946 0
  163. Jimmie Crutchfield cf, 1930–1945 0
  164. Ted Trent p, 1927–1939 0
  165. Bill Anderson p, 1941–1947 0
  166. Fazio p, 1941 0
  167. Buzz Clarkson ss, 1938–1952 0
  168. Charley House 3b, 1937–1945 0
  169. Alonzo Perry p, 1946–1948 0
  170. J. Brown c, 1939 0
  171. Bob Trice p, 1948–1955 0
  172. Eddie Ducy 2b, 1947 0
  173. Joe Scott 1b, 1927–1938 0
  174. Elbert Williams p, 1929–1935 0
  175. Fred Blaylock p, 1945 0
  176. Neal p, 1940 0
  177. Eugene Jones p, 1943 0
  178. Clarence Lewis ss, 1932–1934 0
  179. Ormsby Roy , 1929–1932 0
  180. Roy Williams p, 1930–1935 0
  181. Clarence Evans p, 1948 0
  182. Dennis Graham rf, 1929 0
  183. Arnold Waites p, 1935–1937 0
  184. Roland Anderson p, 1944 0
  185. Bob Boston rf, 1948 0
  186. Joe Spencer 2b, 1942–1948 0
  187. Rose p, 1935 0
  188. Eddie Miller ss, 1924–1930 0
  189. Larry Kimbrough p, 1942–1948 0
  190. George Walker p, 1937–1943 0
  191. Eddie White p, 1944 0
  192. Jim Davis 3b, 1945 0
  193. Columbus Vance p, 1927–1933 0
  194. Bozo Jackson ss, 1933–1945 0
  195. Harold Hairston p, 1946–1947 0
  196. Lefty Mellix p, 1934–1943 0
  197. Jimmy Hicks p, 1940–1941 -1
  198. Gabe Patterson lf, 1941–1948 -1
  199. Wilbert King 2b, 1944–1947 -1
  200. Till lf, 1933 -1

Greatest Homestead Grays by Hall Rating

Josh Gibson Photo
  1. Josh Gibson
  2. Buck Leonard
  3. Ray Brown
  4. Jerry Benjamin
  5. Johnny Wright

All-Time Team by Hall Rating with the Homestead Grays (known issues and limitations)

  1. C: Josh Gibson (99)
  2. 1B: Buck Leonard (94)
  3. 2B: Matt Carlisle (13)
  4. 3B: Howard Easterling (17)
  5. SS: Sam Bankhead (21)
  6. LF: Vic Harris (21)
  7. CF: Jerry Benjamin (32)
  8. RF: Wilmer Fields (9)
  9. P: Ray Brown (89)

Bench

  1. CF: Cool Papa Bell (15)
  2. 3B: Jud Wilson (15)
  3. CF: Luis Márquez (12)
  4. 1B: Luke Easter (9)
  5. 3B: Henry Spearman (8)
  6. C: Eudie Napier (7)
  7. LF: Terris McDuffie (7)

Bullpen

  1. P: Johnny Wright (26)
  2. P: Edsall Walker (18)
  3. P: Roy Welmaker (17)
  4. P: Roy Partlow (17)
  5. P: Joe Strong (11)
  6. P: Joe Williams (10)
  7. P: Garnett Blair (10)
  8. P: Louis Dula (6)
  9. P: Frank Thompson (6)