1928 in the Negro Leagues

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1928 in the Negro Leagues


Standings[edit]

BOLD indicates League Champion

Negro National League[edit]

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Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 St. Louis Stars 99 63 26 0 .708 --
2 Kansas City Monarchs 80 50 29 1 .633 8.0
3 Detroit Stars 89 53 36 0 .596 10.0
4 Chicago American Giants 94 55 38 1 .591 10.0
5 Birmingham Black Barons 99 46 53 0 .465 22.0
6 Memphis Red Sox 84 33 51 0 .393 27.5
7 Cuban Stars West 54 13 41 0 .241 32.5
8 Cleveland Tigers 79 20 59 0 .253 38.0

Negro National League Championship Series:

  • St. Louis Stars defeated Chicago American Giants, 5 games to 4

Eastern Colored League[edit]

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Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 31 18 12 1 .600 --
2 Baltimore Black Sox 37 19 15 3 .559 1.0
3 New York Lincoln Giants 17 9 7 1 .562 2.0
4 Philadelphia Tigers 9 2 7 0 .222 5.5
5 Cuban Stars East 23 6 13 4 .316 6.5

The Eastern Colored League folded in mid-season. No champion was declared.

Independent Teams[edit]

Source: Teams list from The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester; records are from The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway

Leading Players[edit]

Batters[edit]

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Postseason[edit]

Despite having a lower researched won-lost record than St. Louis, Chicago was declared second-half champions of the NNL. St. Louis beat the American Giants five games to four in the championship playoff.

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