Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cuban League stats starting to be available online at Seamheads.com

Cuban League statistics are finally starting to be available online thanks to Seamheads.com, which today launched its Negro Leagues Database.

The website launched with four seasons of pre-Negro league play (1916-19), the first three seasons of Rube Foster’s Negro National League (1920-22) and nine seasons of the Cuban Winter League (1905 to 1913).

"We are in the act of putting this encyclopedia together," Agate Type's Gary Ashwill wrote at The Negro Leagues Database Blog. "It's very much a work in progress, which we’ll be adding to little by little, game by game, season by season."

Coming fairly soon, according to Ashwill, will be statistics for the American Series in Cuba, the exhibition series that featured both Negro league and major league teams, from about 1904-15.

At the Cuban Cultural Center of New York's recent congress on Cuban baseball history, Ashwill gave a presentation on Cuban players in the Negro leagues.

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