Dick Lundy

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Richard Benjamin Lundy
(King Richard)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dick Lundy is considered one of the top Negro League shortstops, behind Pop Lloyd and Willie Wells and a better fielder than either. Lundy's best seasons came in the 1920s for the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants. His .349 batting average in 1928 was reported to be second behind Lloyd.

Lundy hit .306 lifetime with moderate power. The limited data available indicate that Lundy was not adept at drawing a walk. Otherwise he was a well-rounded talent with some power, good speed, the a talent for contact hitting and possessor of a great glove. He also was managed for a number of seasons in blackball.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time NNL All-Star (1933 & 1934)
  • EWL Batting Average Leader (1932)
  • EWL On-Base Percentage Leader (1932)
  • ECL Pennants: 3 (1926-1928)
  • ECL RBI Leader (1927)
  • Other Postseason Appearance: 1 (1939)

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1923 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants Eastern Colored League 28-30 4th Atlantic City Bacharach Giants
1926 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants Eastern Colored League 43-28 2nd Atlantic City Bacharach Giants League Champs
1927 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants Eastern Colored League 55-35 1st Atlantic City Bacharach Giants League Champs
1928 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants Eastern Colored League 30-31 1st Atlantic City Bacharach Giants League Champs
1932 Baltimore Black Sox East-West League 33-33 3rd Baltimore Black Sox
1934 Newark Dodgers Negro National League 19-15 4th Newark Dodgers
1935 Newark Dodgers Negro National League 3-17 -- Newark Dodgers Replaced by William Bell
1937 Newark Eagles Negro National League 21-9 2nd Newark Eagles Replaced Tex Burnett (15-13)
1938 Newark Eagles Negro National League 9-11 5th Newark Eagles
Atlanta Black Crackers Negro American League 4-9 -- Atlanta Black Crackers Replaced Gabby Kemp (18-7) /
Replaced by Nish Williams
1939 Newark Eagles Negro National League 37-21 2nd Newark Eagles Lost in 1st Round
1940 Newark Eagles Negro National League 21-20 -- Newark Eagles Replaced by Biz Mackey

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