1913 in the Negro Leagues
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The two dominant black teams in 1913 were the Chicago American Giants in the midwest and New York Lincoln Giants in the East. Other top teams were the Cuban Stars, St. Louis Giants, West Baden Sprudels, Chicago Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants, Schenectady Mohawk Giants.
Cristobal Torriente (.383) of the Cuban Stars, Pete Hill (.382) of Chicago and Home Run Johnson (.382) of New York had the top averages, while Torriente's 3 homers were the most. Other Hall-of-Famers were Chicago's Ben Taylor (.347, also .400 in a brief spell with the West Baden Sprudels), Chicago player-manager Rube Foster (5-2) and New York's Pop Lloyd (.325), Louis Santop (.264) and Smokey Joe Williams (12-5, 3.87 RA).
In an exhibition, Williams beat Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2, hitting a homer to help his cause. Frank Wickware of Schenectady beat Walter Johnson and a minor league team.
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