1931 Louisville White Sox
1931 Louisville White Sox / Franchise: Louisville Black Caps / BR Team Page
Record: 24-33-1, Finished 5th in Negro National League (1931 NNL)
Managed by Poindexter Williams
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1931 Louisville White Sox had their lone season under the White Sox name, as they were called the Black Caps in both 1930 and 1932. They had a respectable pitching staff (in the 30 games for which box scores have been found; data is missing for about half their games), with a 96 ERA+ being 5th in the NNL. James Pope (2-0, 3.21, 136 ERA+) and Elbert Williams (2-1, 3.16, 139 ERA+) did well in limited time while Lefty Capers (6-4, 3.86, 114 ERA+) pitched the most. Less sharp were Clarence White (2-4, Sv, 5.04, 87 ERA+) and Willie Gisentaner (2-4, 6.42, 68 ERA+).
The offense had a lower OPS+ (84) but a higher ranking (4th in the league). 20-year-old 2B Sammy Hughes led the way (.337/.389/.506, 146 OPS+), helped by 1B Joe Scott (.353/.409/.405, 125 OPS+) and C-Mgr Poindexter Williams (.315/.358/.449, 122 OPS+). When not pitching, Gisentaner often played right, hitting .303/.354/.416 for a 112 OPS+. Others to see regular time were SS/CF Anthony Cooper (.286/.330/.330, 82 OPS+), SS/2B Joe Cates (.223/.305/.287, 64 OPS+), 3B Felton Snow (.231/.255/.253, 40 OPS+), OF Red McNeal (.270/.348/.340, 90 OPS+), LF Alex Clark (.150/.227/.225, 25 OPS+) and backup C Louis English (.343/.361/.429, 117 OPS+).
All stats listed are per the Seamheads database 5/26/2021
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