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NLB - denotes that the player previously exceeded major league rookie limits in the Negro Leagues, but 1948 was considered to be their major league rookie season

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Batting

Batting
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Debut Age Tm
1Hank Arft51948195200.13001056906116229461313118810137133.253.352.375.727Jul 27, 194826SLB
2Richie Ashburn HOF1519481962664.321899737836513222574317109295862341171198571.308.396.382.778Apr 20, 194821PHI
3Earl Ashby31945194800.13611399920710141013.202.295.293.58827TOT
4Gene Baker91948196117.66732678239930263411728422532617198219.264.321.389.709Sep 20, 195323KCM
5Matt Batts101947195601.95461772160516343295112621964143163.269.329.391.720Sep 10, 194726BOS
6Gene Bearden71947195301.42123122883568101432001442.236.272.319.591May 10, 194727CLE
7Neil Berry7194819540-1.8442123010871482652890741112113105.244.317.286.603Apr 20, 194826DET
8Vern Bickford7194819541-1.3182412365235740028001085.156.179.167.346Apr 24, 194827BSN
9Johnny Blatnik31948195000.413849544759113278646334083.253.317.389.706Apr 21, 194827PHI
10Eddie Bockman41946194900.6199525474541091641156544687.230.299.350.650Sep 11, 194627PIT
11Bob Boyd111947196137.7721228320542716148924201951617177114.299.356.395.751Sep 8, 195128MRS
12Lou Brissie71947195310.523431929517675102600723.227.245.251.496Sep 28, 194724PHA
13Ernest Burke31946194800.117463725100402.135.273.162.43524BEG
14Putsy Caballero8194419520-2.8322707658811502131401064134.228.273.274.547Sep 14, 194420PHI
15Roy Campanella HOF NLB18193719571141.814305648495177114012263026010173420605501.283.363.498.862Apr 20, 194818BRO
16Paul Campbell6194119500-1.02044173806197175441432854.255.308.358.666Apr 15, 194130DET
17Willie Cathey1194819480-0.29222011000001.050.095.050.145IC
18Cliff Chambers61948195301.4189324294246992325001656.235.274.310.584Apr 24, 194826CHC
19Bob Chesnes31948195001.390185172284463215001318.256.308.360.669May 6, 194827PIT
20Allie Clark7194719530-0.33581107102113126748432149257270.262.312.410.722Aug 5, 194725CLE
21Jim Cohen11948194810.08211923000102.158.238.158.39630IC
22José Colás21947194831.1221009123329411716.352.398.571.96924MRS
23Gene Collins21947194800.219302647300103.269.367.385.75123KCM
24Clint Conatser21948194900.714342637640102153639024646.271.352.375.727Apr 21, 194826BSN
25Walker Cress21948194900.2341080400010010.500.556.5001.056Apr 27, 194831CIN
26George Crowe111947196127.87462073186823951376168632942173246.275.337.471.808Apr 16, 195227TOT
27Al Dark1419461960344.018287833721910642089358721267575937430534.289.333.411.744Jul 14, 194626BSN
28Jess Dobernic31939194900.07615130200000011.154.214.154.368Jul 2, 193930CHC
29Larry Doby HOF NLB1719421959956.51670690558711076168727769273109463369441011.287.388.498.886Jul 5, 194719CLE
30Carl Erskine12194819591-2.636063658851921101310012120.156.175.180.355Jul 25, 194821BRO
31Coco Ferrer3194619480-0.639177162223521013412.216.270.241.51132IC
32Ed Finney21947194800.6541991742745420151119.259.332.305.63623BEG
33Ed FitzGerald121948195901.480723132086199542821019217911185235.260.323.336.659Apr 19, 194824PIT
34Ned Garver141948196114.3458962827871802737721176109.218.283.283.566Apr 28, 194822SLB
35Clyde Golden1194819480-0.215211801000100.056.056.056.11119NE
36Billy Goodman1619471962227.3162364485644807169129944195913730669329.300.376.378.754Apr 19, 194722BOS
37Ted Gray9194619551-0.92284193702259410160026123.159.217.176.392May 15, 194623DET
38Bill Greason21948195400.21220154410010040.267.421.333.754May 31, 195423BBB
39Bubba Harris3194819510-0.387564846000200310.125.176.125.301Apr 29, 194822PHA
40Tommy Harris3194619480-0.428969111165021502.176.211.297.50724CBE
41Sam Hill31946194820.534151133314590114311.338.405.429.83422CAG
42Frank Hiller7194619530-0.21391691481026100911726.176.213.182.395May 25, 194627NYY
43Gil Hodges1819431963843.92071810470301105192129548370127463429431137.273.359.487.846Oct 3, 194324BRO
44Bobby Hogue51948195200.31728873817200600414.233.273.260.533Apr 24, 194827BSN
45Wally Holborow31944194800.1211061210030011.333.429.500.929Sep 27, 194434PHA
46Hal Jeffcoat121948195901.8918213219632494879518261884919114289.248.291.355.645Apr 20, 194823CHC
47Pee Wee Jenkins4194419480-0.224201711000201.059.111.059.17025NYC
48Ken Johnson61947195200.011192891719300810223.213.231.247.478Sep 18, 194725STL
49Nippy Jones8194619570-1.1412147113811463696012252094371102.267.304.382.687Jun 9, 194623STL
50Willie Jones1519471961224.81691671858267861502252331908124022755541.258.343.410.753Sep 10, 194722PHI
51Howie Judson7194819540-1.02081801507143007001361.093.171.113.284Apr 22, 194823CHW
52Leon Kellman31946194820.837145115223322120419.287.418.365.78429CBE
53Bill Kennedy81948195700.0172136120925100600831.208.258.217.474Apr 26, 194827TOT
54Ted Kluszewski1519471961431.517186470592984817662902927910282016492365.298.353.498.850Apr 18, 194723CIN
55Dick Kokos51948195403.847518161558239410829592231521242252.263.365.441.806Jul 8, 194820SLB
56Al Kozar3194819500-0.628511019921182524110694639686.254.321.334.655Apr 19, 194826WSH
57Don Lang21938194801.813843137335100172542204945.268.355.365.719Jul 4, 193833STL
58Pete Layden1194819480-0.7411111041126210442610.250.297.288.586Apr 20, 194828SLB
59Les Layton11948194800.263989114214421210621.231.286.429.714Apr 24, 194826NYG
60Raúl López11948194800.213241953000105.158.333.158.49119NYC
61Don Lund7194519540-1.52818367539118136815865465113.240.305.369.674Jul 1, 194525TOT
62Clarence Maddern41946195100.11042582381759121529011226.248.301.370.671Sep 17, 194626CHC
63Gene Mauch9194419570-0.1304854737931762575626810482.239.333.312.645Apr 18, 194422TOT
64Dutch McCall11948194800.13059533920060048.170.228.208.436Apr 27, 194827CHC
65Andrés Mesa1194819480-0.524101931125120407.269.320.323.64329IC
66Paul Minner101946195602.626549444746981946430133101.219.271.320.591Sep 12, 194624BRO
67Sack Morgan21945194800.114242245000221.227.292.227.519MRS
68Gus Niarhos91946195503.43158586911141742651596715356.252.390.308.699Jun 9, 194627NYY
69Joe Ostrowski51948195200.5150148118111950011002431.161.303.203.506Jul 8, 194831SLB
70Satchel Paige HOF NLB21192719658-0.24106886455012858143701432.198.215.236.451Jul 9, 194820CLE
71Erv Palica101945195600.6262267243224881117201363.198.238.251.489Apr 21, 194520BRO
72Frank Pearson3194519480-0.112242214000201.182.217.182.39928NBY
73Billy Pierce181945196470.061612551102942031340691265232.184.232.203.435Jun 1, 194521DET
74Bob Porterfield121948195910.532257051634951516431020123.184.218.252.470Aug 8, 194824NYY
75Bill Powell31946194810.312383389100404.273.351.303.65429BBB
76Marv Rackley41947195001.91855194778715120613510103636.317.365.390.754Apr 15, 194726BRO
77Willie Ramsdell5194719520-0.4111161141522200400835.156.201.170.372Sep 24, 194732BRO
78Gene Richardson2194719480-0.210282713100100.111.111.148.25920KCM
79Hank Riebe4194219490-1.5611401372294001111318.212.229.241.469Aug 26, 194226DET
80Curt Roberts51947195600.42329088108918935132651237962.233.302.316.618Apr 13, 195418KCM
81Robin Roberts HOF191948196673.1688178415251072555510510331135372.167.238.226.464Jun 18, 194821PHI
82Bob Rush13194819602-0.5420872807501402134491131298.173.204.222.426Apr 22, 194822CHC
83Pedro San Martin11948194800.23513212322329121225.260.289.398.68723NYC
84Hank Schenz6194619510-0.120757853870133223224682725.247.291.310.601Sep 18, 194629CHC
85George Shuba71948195503.03559498141062114542412556120122.259.358.413.771Jul 2, 194823BRO
86Curt Simmons201947196730.760912571135931941931762159283.171.213.196.408Sep 28, 194719PHI
87Roy Smalley111948195802.587229492644277601103336130546257541.227.300.360.660Apr 20, 194822CHC
88Al Smith1519461964320.71549630254738611490263501686977043685768.272.357.431.788Jul 10, 195320CBE
89Duke Snider HOF1819471964865.92143823771611259211635885407133399739711237.295.380.540.919Apr 17, 194721BRO
90Bud Souchock81946195501.24731326122716331358205018615988164.255.307.457.764May 25, 194629NYY
91Gerry Staley15194719614-2.66406185253566401190238116.126.186.139.325Apr 20, 194727STL
92Virgil Stallcup7194719530-2.95872131205917149799132221491351181.241.260.334.595Apr 18, 194726CIN
93Riley Stewart3194619480-0.110191923000000.158.158.158.31629CAG
94Forrest Thompson21948194900.656444061331040044.325.386.450.836Apr 26, 194830WSH
95Sam Vico2194819490-1.12117556636516628111276226056.250.323.380.703Apr 20, 194824DET
96Rube Walker11194819580-2.3608175815851143606933519235150213.227.294.341.635Apr 20, 194822CHC
97Preston Ward91948195900.17442349206721952283155026279231315.253.326.380.706Apr 20, 194820BRO
98Herm Wehmeier13194519580-0.3413677633671241333400016166.196.217.240.457Sep 7, 194521CIN
99Ralph Weigel3194619490-0.7106259235125493030232126.230.296.294.589Sep 18, 194626CHW
100Dick Welteroth3194819500-0.29031272210000039.074.167.111.278May 16, 194820WSH
101Wes Westrum1119471957212.79192850232230250359896315107489514.217.356.373.729Sep 17, 194725NYG
102Don White2194819490-2.01434684224198202138213328.232.291.296.587Apr 19, 194829PHA
103Al Widmar5194719520-0.4114122107418400700737.168.219.206.425Apr 25, 194723SLB
104Curley Williams11948194800.654231195264574014126.231.327.308.63523NE
105Al Wilmore2194719480-0.113212012000111.100.143.100.24323BEG
106Junior Wooten2194719480-0.894315282346883124312425.241.305.301.607Sep 16, 194724WSH

Pitching

Pitching
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Debut Age Tm
1Gene Bearden71947195304.94538.5423.9619384432971788.17913983474843528259924034711.555May 10, 194727CLE
2Vern Bickford719481954112.96657.5373.711821492373921076.1104050044476467214502531446411.400Apr 24, 194827BSN
3Lou Brissie71947195318.24448.4784.07234938345229897.286745140661451264361413139481.468Sep 28, 194724PHA
4Ernest Burke3194619480-0.344.5003.56148661083.110248330200242023301.46424BEG
5Roy Campanella HOF NLB181937195711-0.2101.0005.2822010015.11312916016100671.239Apr 20, 194818BRO
6Willie Cathey11948194800.414.2005.0495420050.05536283130382002181.360IC
7Cliff Chambers61948195306.84853.4754.29189113313771897.192448242870361233742131339191.432Apr 24, 194826CHC
8Bob Chesnes31948195001.32422.5224.66615512511378.237722219636189101301221216501.495May 6, 194827PIT
9Jim Cohen11948194811.014.2003.4776150049.14729191150170012111.25730IC
10Gene Collins2194719480-0.745.4446.18149341167.04761460810727023441.91023KCM
11Walker Cress21948194900.701.0004.353321510062.06232302453331002761.726Apr 27, 194831CIN
12Al Dark14194619603-0.10018.001100001.0122110000052.000Jul 14, 194626BSN
13Jess Dobernic31939194900.273.7005.2176036001112.1107706518667552025121.540Jul 2, 193930CHC
14Carl Erskine1219481959116.512278.6104.00335216617114131718.21637830763199646389811613872701.328Jul 25, 194821BRO
15Ned Garver1419481961138.8129157.4513.734023304015318122477.12471118410272138815888141749105841.353Apr 28, 194822SLB
16Clyde Golden1194819480-0.425.2864.58156721255.054372833134002501.54519NE
17Ted Gray91946195517.65974.4444.372221623250741134.01072624550114595326872822849871.470May 15, 194623DET
18Bill Greason21948195400.233.5005.15117341150.26137294260361012401.717May 31, 195423BBB
19Bubba Harris3194819510-0.163.6674.8487038008186.019011410014861533128131.484Apr 29, 194822PHA
20Frank Hiller71946195303.93032.4844.4213860342254533.25532882625615818197246622811.332May 25, 194627NYY
21Bobby Hogue51948195203.01816.5293.971723780017326.2336154144251421810890414181.463Apr 24, 194827BSN
22Wally Holborow31944194800.723.4003.312121221051.25221191252180002231.490Sep 27, 194434PHA
23Hal Jeffcoat121948195906.63937.5134.222455110513125697.077236532773257412392201330531.476Apr 20, 194823CHC
24Pee Wee Jenkins4194419480-0.834.4295.00245520066.27852372330513031991.66525NYC
25Ken Johnson61947195200.41214.4624.58743519840269.1251156137141958147911612171.656Sep 18, 194725STL
26Howie Judson71948195404.11737.3154.2920748728014615.061933729360319192041131127151.525Apr 22, 194823CHW
27Bill Kennedy81948195702.81528.3494.7317245616011464.249728424434289142561201321451.692Apr 26, 194827TOT
28Raúl López11948194800.025.2864.30136510058.268372833235312771.70519NYC
29Dutch McCall1194819480-0.6413.2354.8230202500151.1158938114857891046841.606Apr 27, 194827CHC
30Paul Minner1019461956016.66984.4513.9425316944649101310.11428656574122393384811051756171.390Sep 12, 194624BRO
31Sack Morgan2194519480-1.333.5006.75115210048.06350363380220032492.104MRS
32Joe Ostrowski51948195201.92325.4794.54150376012016455.255927123044981513121219891.442Jul 8, 194831SLB
33Satchel Paige HOF NLB2119271965846.611880.5962.703911891109322441695.01411635508444403014382452245141.092Jul 9, 194820CLE
34Erv Palica101945195606.84155.4274.22246807620312839.180643239472399334231102436401.436Apr 21, 194520BRO
35Frank Pearson31945194801.124.3333.25115130052.2502619070251001931.08228NBY
36Billy Pierce1819451964753.4211169.5553.275854338519338333306.22989132512012841178741999301048138531.260Jun 1, 194521DET
37Bob Porterfield1219481959117.18797.4733.7931819345922381567.21571732660113552435721432166461.354Aug 8, 194824NYY
38Bill Powell31946194813.491.9002.341111081084.28328224280613012811.31129BBB
39Willie Ramsdell51947195205.42439.3813.8311158301825479.245524620446215132402011920851.397Sep 24, 194732BRO
40Gene Richardson21947194801.453.6252.85108240066.16635211290603002981.43220KCM
41Robin Roberts HOF1919481966783.0286245.5393.416766094930545254688.2458219621774505902109235754333191741.170Jun 18, 194821PHI
42Bob Rush1319481960236.5127152.4553.65417321441181682410.22327112897717678979124434150102191.293Apr 22, 194822CHC
43Curt Simmons2019471967342.7193183.5133.54569462541633653348.1331315511318255106386169753439141441.307Sep 28, 194719PHI
44Gerry Staley1519471961421.5134111.5473.70640186246589611981.22070946814186529787276322783981.312Apr 20, 194727STL
45Riley Stewart31946194800.212.3335.25104410048.05239281200253042191.50029CAG
46Forrest Thompson21948194901.6713.3503.9055826104147.2156826410636482016621.483Apr 26, 194830WSH
47Herm Wehmeier131945195806.492108.4604.803612404879991803.018061044961210852837943134879251.474Sep 7, 194521CIN
48Dick Welteroth3194819500-1.646.4006.4890442003166.2185131120121456552078041.980May 16, 194820WSH
49Al Widmar51947195203.71330.3025.2111442361216388.1461244225411761014351917701.640Apr 25, 194723SLB
50Al Wilmore2194719480-1.424.3337.17115310147.25746383290250042311.80423BEG
51Junior Wooten2194719480-0.1009.001010002.02220201000102.000Sep 16, 194724WSH
Totals3571927196753462.721592162.5003.84822445921828182129439738273.2377941856716312327813897107718488644716851608691.092