Rankings of Negro League players should consider that Negro League data is not complete. Research is still ongoing and we’ll continue to publish updates as more information becomes available. More about data coverage

Negro National League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. BrewerKCM 6.7
2. Wells2TM 6.6
3. WilliamsSLS 5.1
4. MorrisCAG 5.0
5. BellKCM 4.4
6. StearnesDS 4.2
7. Suttles2TM 3.9
8. RoganKCM 3.8
9. FosterCAG 3.3
10. JohnstonDS 3.2
WAR for Pitchers
1. BrewerKCM 6.1
2. MorrisCAG 4.9
3. WilliamsSLS 4.8
4. BellKCM 3.8
5. FosterCAG 3.2
6. BellMRS 2.9
7. PaigeBBB 2.7
CooperKCM 2.7
9. McDonaldCAG 2.6
10. SalmonBBB 2.3
HensleySLS 2.3
Earned Run Average
1. BrewerKCM 1.93
2. MorrisCAG 1.98
3. FosterCAG 2.70
4. LorenzoCSW 2.99
5. CooperKCM 3.08
6. WilliamsSLS 3.21
7. BellKCM 3.29
8. CooperKCM 3.52
9. BellMRS 3.60
10. PaigeBBB 3.68
Wins
1. WilliamsSLS 19
2. BrewerKCM 15
CooperKCM 15
4. BellKCM 14
HensleySLS 14
6. PaigeBBB 11
CooperKCM 11
8. TrentSLS 10
SalmonBBB 10
HolseyCAG 10
Win-Loss %
1. BrewerKCM .882
2. CooperKCM .789
3. CooperKCM .786
4. BellKCM .778
5. WilliamsSLS .760
6. MorrisCAG .667
7. HensleySLS .636
8. ShawDS .615
9. TrentSLS .588
HolseyCAG .588
Walks & Hits per IP
1. BrewerKCM 0.960
2. MorrisCAG 1.070
3. BellKCM 1.084
4. SalmonBBB 1.146
5. LorenzoCSW 1.195
6. WilliamsSLS 1.228
7. BellMRS 1.232
8. PaigeBBB 1.244
9. FosterCAG 1.268
10. DíazCSW 1.282
Hits per 9 IP
1. BrewerKCM 6.282
2. MorrisCAG 7.244
3. BellKCM 7.601
4. LorenzoCSW 8.004
5. TylerDS 8.179
6. DíazCSW 8.202
7. FosterCAG 8.303
8. CooperKCM 8.642
9. WilliamsSLS 8.822
10. ShawDS 8.906
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. SalmonBBB 1.031
2. BellMRS 1.360
3. CooperKCM 1.790
4. PaigeBBB 2.084
5. GlassMRS 2.087
6. BellKCM 2.155
7. WilliamsSLS 2.228
8. Davis2TM 2.307
9. DavisDS 2.331
10. BrewerKCM 2.356
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. PaigeBBB 9.162
2. DíazCSW 6.895
3. CooperKCM 6.199
4. FosterCAG 5.535
5. SalmonBBB 5.413
6. BellKCM 5.105
7. TrentSLS 5.022
8. TylerDS 4.397
9. BrewerKCM 3.866
10. MarshallCAG 3.756
Games Played
1. Davis2TM 34
2. WilliamsSLS 33
3. PaigeBBB 29
4. HensleySLS 28
BirdineBBB 28
6. SalmonBBB 27
7. BellKCM 26
8. TrentSLS 25
CooperKCM 25
10. GlassMRS 24
Saves
1. CooperKCM 6
2. BrewerKCM 4
3. BellKCM 3
FosterCAG 3
Davis2TM 3
6. PaigeBBB 2
SalmonBBB 2
WilliamsSLS 2
9. HolseyCAG 1
NashMRS 1
TrentSLS 1
Innings Pitched
1. WilliamsSLS 202.0
2. PaigeBBB 185.2
3. HensleySLS 160.0
4. BellKCM 158.2
5. TrentSLS 152.1
6. CooperKCM 151.0
7. BrewerKCM 149.0
8. BirdineBBB 147.2
9. Davis2TM 144.1
10. SalmonBBB 139.2
Strikeouts
1. PaigeBBB 189
2. CooperKCM 104
3. DíazCSW 95
4. BellKCM 90
5. TrentSLS 85
6. SalmonBBB 84
7. FosterCAG 82
8. BrewerKCM 64
9. WilliamsSLS 63
10. HensleySLS 56
Games Started
1. WilliamsSLS 24
2. CooperKCM 21
3. BirdineBBB 19
SalmonBBB 19
HensleySLS 19
6. PaigeBBB 18
7. BellBBB 17
BellKCM 17
GlassMRS 17
TrentSLS 17
Complete Games
1. WilliamsSLS 17
2. BrewerKCM 14
PaigeBBB 14
4. BellKCM 13
FosterCAG 13
6. TrentSLS 11
HensleySLS 11
DíazCSW 11
SalmonBBB 11
BellMRS 11
BellBBB 11
Shutouts
1. BrewerKCM 3
Davis2TM 3
SalmonBBB 3
MorrisCAG 3
5. WilliamsSLS 2
FosterCAG 2
GlassMRS 2
HenryDS 2
HensleySLS 2
McDonaldCAG 2
Bases on Balls
1. HensleySLS 71
2. CooperKCM 64
3. ShawDS 60
4. TrentSLS 59
5. MitchellDS 55
6. WilliamsSLS 50
7. MarshallCAG 48
HenryDS 48
9. DíazCSW 46
FosterCAG 46
Hits
1. BirdineBBB 207
2. WilliamsSLS 198
3. PaigeBBB 188
4. TrentSLS 172
5. DavisDS 166
6. HensleySLS 161
7. GlassMRS 158
8. HolseyCAG 157
9. BellBBB 153
10. Davis2TM 151
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. SalmonBBB 5.250
2. PaigeBBB 4.395
3. BellMRS 2.700
4. BellKCM 2.368
5. DíazCSW 2.065
6. CooperKCM 1.800
7. FosterCAG 1.783
8. BrewerKCM 1.641
9. CooperKCM 1.625
10. GlassMRS 1.516
Losses
1. BellMRS 13
BirdineBBB 13
3. SalmonBBB 11
4. BellBBB 10
5. PaigeBBB 9
DavisDS 9
GlassMRS 9
8. HensleySLS 8
CurryMRS 8
DíazCSW 8
GálvezCSW 8
Earned Runs
1. BirdineBBB 97
2. BellBBB 88
3. DavisDS 79
4. PaigeBBB 76
5. TrentSLS 74
6. WilliamsSLS 72
7. HenryDS 71
8. HensleySLS 67
9. GlassMRS 66
10. MitchellDS 64
Wild Pitches
1. PaigeBBB 6
2. ShawDS 5
MitchellDS 5
CorneliusMRS 5
5. Davis2TM 4
6. BellBBB 3
BellKCM 3
BrewerKCM 3
HenryDS 3
10. Rile2TM 2
BellMRS 2
LorenzoCSW 2
BroadnaxMRS 2
DíazCSW 2
CooperKCM 2
Hit By Pitch
1. HensleySLS 8
2. BellKCM 7
ShawDS 7
TrentSLS 7
5. BellBBB 5
6. BellMRS 4
MorrisCAG 4
CooperKCM 4
CooperKCM 4
10. GlassMRS 3
PipkinsBBB 3
PowellCAG 3
LópezCSW 3
HolseyCAG 3
BrewerKCM 3
WilsonKCM 3
Adjusted ERA+
1. BrewerKCM 222
2. MorrisCAG 217
3. FosterCAG 159
4. LorenzoCSW 144
5. CooperKCM 139
6. WilliamsSLS 134
7. BellKCM 130
8. CooperKCM 122
9. BellMRS 119
10. PaigeBBB 116
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. BrewerKCM 39
2. MorrisCAG 28
3. WilliamsSLS 27
4. BellKCM 20
5. FosterCAG 19
6. McDonaldCAG 16
7. CooperKCM 16
8. CooperKCM 12
9. HensleySLS 11
10. BellMRS 11
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. BrewerKCM 3.9
2. MorrisCAG 2.8
3. WilliamsSLS 2.6
4. BellKCM 1.9
5. FosterCAG 1.8
McDonaldCAG 1.8
7. CooperKCM 1.5
8. CooperKCM 1.1
9. HensleySLS 1.0
10. BellMRS 1.0
LorenzoCSW 1.0

More 1929 Negro National League Pages

1929 NNL Season

Minor Leagues

Standings

Fielding

Batting

Pitching

Managers

Fielding

Batting

Pitching

Leaders & Awards

Other