What is the Midwest 6 Negro League

A custom fantasy league played using the 103 player All-Star Negro League roster from Strat-o-Matic. Six teams, put together after thorough data analysis, playing 90 games each for a total of 270 league games. Follow the games, learn about the players, expand your knowledge of a once forgotten time in American Baseball History.

TOMORROWS STARTERS


Juan Padron(KCM) vs. Garnett Blair(HOM)

Leon Day(DET) vs. Andy Cooper(PIT)

William Bell(IND) vs. Frank Wickware(CHI)

Team Preview, Roster, and Stats – Click on team logo to go to team page

Stats  (8 games)

Batting Avg
.515 – O. Johnson (chi)
.484 – Torriente (chi)
.387 – W. Brown (ind)
.382 – W. Wright (ind)
.375 – Santop (hom)

Home Runs
5 – W. Wright (ind)
4 – Oms (kcm)
4 – Charleston (ind)
3 – Suttles (pit)
3 – Gibson (chi)

Runs Batted In
13 – W. Wright (ind)
13 –
Oms (kcm)
10 – many tied

Stolen Bases
4 – Poles (det)
2 – Blackwell (hom)
1 – many tied

Slugging Pct.
.882 – W. Wright (ind)
.871 – Torriente (chi)
.867 – Oms (kcm)
.806 – Suttles (pit)
.806 – Leonard (pit)

ERA
1.59 – Day (det)
2.00 – B. Foster (ind)
2.30 – Blair (hom)
2.40 – Cooper (pit)
2.81 – R. Foster (hom)

Wins
2 – Day (det)
2 – B. Foster (ind)
2 – Redding (kcm)
2 – Donaldson (chi) 

Strikeouts
16 – B. Foster (ind)
15 – Donaldson (chi)
14 – Jones (pit)
11 – 3 tied

Opponent Avg.
.197 – Day (det)
.207 – Foster (hom)
.217 – Blair (hom)
.218 – Bremer (det)
.220 – Williams (det)
.222 – Brown (chi)
.227 – B. Foster (ind)
.238 – Donaldson (chi)

Standings

East W L
DET 6 4
PIT 5 5
HOM 5 5
West W L
CAG 6 4
IND 4 6
KCM 4 6

 

April 20

Kansas City – 2
Homestead – 8

Detroit – 7
Pittsburgh – 5

Indianapolis – 3
Chicago – 5

April 19

Detroit – 0
Chicago – 13

Kansas City – 0
Pittsburgh – 1

Indianapolis – 1
Homestead – 4

 

April 18

Detroit – 4
Chicago – 5 (10)

Kansas City – 8
Pittsburgh – 6

Indianapolis – 5
Homestead – 3

April 17

Detroit – 8
Chicago – 1

Kansas City – 4
Pittsburgh – 5 (10)

Indianapolis – 5
Homestead – 7

 

Larry Lester’s Black Baseball’s National Showcase has had a major influence on how I setup the league. The book is a treasure trove of information in text and images.

The book excels in it’s breakdown of each season’s prized East-West All Star game held in Chicago. Each chapter starts with snippets of what was happening socially, economically, the state of the negro leagues and other pertinent pieces of information for that year starting in 1933. The focus then shifts to the players involved in that years game. The book uses pieces from the actual newspapers from around the country covering the game. Box scores, at times play-by-play and images from that season.

A lion’s share of the players in the Strat-o-Matic negro league all star roster are sprinkled throughout the chapters. You can read many books about the negro leagues, but to have a book that shows when the players competed against each other in an actual all star game lineup is invaluable.

The Midwest Six Negro League takes place in Chicago. All games are played at Comiskey Park with rosters that encompess some of the best negro league players of all times. The league will consist of six teams in two division (East, West). Each team will consist of 20 players. Eight pitchers and 12 position players.

I will have daily writeups for each league day. Each write up will include the three games from the day before including box scores.