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Effa Manley Region - Filling the Void - Negro League Tournament - Round 1

While we may not have March Madness or even baseball for now, we can still have fun with a tournament of great Negro League players in our 64 player tournament


Today we feature the first round of the Effa Manley Region

1 - Oscar Charleston vs. 64 - Connie Morgan

Oscar Charleston career highlights:

  • Lifetime .339 batting average, .326 in exhibition games vs. MLB players

  • 3x All-Star

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (1976)


Connie Morgan career highlights:


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

32 - Andy Cooper vs. 33 - Dick Lundy

Andy Cooper career highlights:

  • Career 116-57 record with a 3.24 ERA

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)


Dick Lundy career highlights:


COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

17 - Judy Johnson vs. 48 - Chet Brewer

Judy Johnson career highlights:


Chet Brewer career highlights:

  • 17-3 and 31 consecutive scoreless innings in league play in 1929

  • Credited with winning 30 games in 1930, 34 in 1933, and 33 in 1934

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

16 - Mule Suttles vs. 49 - Ted Page

Mule Suttles career highlights:

  • 5x All-Star

  • Hit .329 with 129 home runs in Negro League competition, the latter number second on the all-time list in Negro League play.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)


Ted Page career highlights:

  • A lifetime .335 hitter

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

9 - Willie Wells vs. 56 - Slim Jones

Willie Wells career highlights:


Slim Jones career highlights:

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

24 - "Cannonball" Dick Redding vs. 41 - Rap Dixon

"Cannonball" Dick Redding career highlights:

  • .667 Career Winning Percentage

  • Thought to be the fastest pitcher in the history of the league


Rap Dixon career highlights:

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

25 - Louis Santop vs. 40 Newt Allen


Louis Santop career highlights:

  • .406 lifetime hitter

  • After the war, he was the league's biggest drawing card and received $500 a month

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)


Newt Allen career highlights:

  • In 1929 batted .330 while hitting 24 doubles and stealing 23 bases

  • Second team of a 1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of the Greatest Black Players

  • Career - .293 career batting average, 16 home runs, 640 games.

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW

8 - Martin Dihigo vs. 57. Buck O'Neil



Martin Dihigo career highlights:


Buck O'Neil career highlights:

COMMENT TO VOTE BELOW


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