Not one of my compilations. These are season statistics printed in the Pittsburgh Courier (September 28, 1929) for the league that, for one year, succeeded the failed Eastern Colored League as the eastern circuit in black baseball. They’re occasionally mentioned by historians, and John Holway actually uses them in his Complete Book rather than his own numbers, so I thought they should be more widely available.
Unfortunately, they only printed batting statistics. The same issue has pitchers’ won/loss records (along with games pitched and complete games) for the second half only. If I can find the first-half figures for pitchers, I’ll post those, too.
The batting numbers are quite limited: no walks or hit by pitch, no games played, and the fielding statistics aren’t broken down by position. Also, the list leaves out players who had been released, or who had not made at least one hit. Still, the league averages we get from this (.317 league batting average, .448 league slugging percentage, .949 league fielding percentage) are interesting.
Curiously, Cyclone Joe Williams, with the Homestead Grays in 1929, isn’t present in either the batting or pitching lists. “L. Williams” does appear for the Grays, but that’s certainly Charles “Lefty” Williams, another longtime Homestead pitcher. Had Williams been released, or was he just left off by accident?