What is the Midwest 6 Negro League?

A custom fantasy all-star negro league played using primarily the 103 player All-Star Negro League roster and computer baseball game from Strat-o-Matic. Six teams, put together after thorough data analysis, playing 90 games each for a total of 270 league games.

The Names – Satch, Josh, Cool Papa, Turkey, Fats, Slim, Boojum, Dobie, Biz, Pop, El Maestro, Mule, Ghost, Needle Nose, Count, Home Run, Candy, El Diablo, Tubby, Flash, Rap, Hooks, Heavy, Bingo, Cannonball, Cyclone, Spot, Frog, Spoony, Superman, Double Duty, Bullet, and Buck all play here.

Gentlemen that played the game for the love of the game. Follow the games, learn about the players, expand your knowledge of a once-forgotten time in American Baseball History.

Midwest 6 Standings

EastWonLostPct.L10
DET1810.6437 - 3
HOM1315.4643 - 7
PIT1216.4296 - 4
WestWonLostPct.L 10
CAG1711.6076 - 4
IND1315.4644 - 6
KCM1117.3934 - 6



NEWSPAPER STYLE RECAP  Midwest Six Thru 29 games
 
TEAM     WON LOST   BATTING AVERAGE     HOME RUNS           RUNS BATTED IN
5002 DET  18  11    O.Johnson CAG .454  W.Wright  IND    9  W.Mays    CAG   34
5002 HOM  14  15    W.Brown   IND .390  J.Beckwit HOM    9  J.Beckwit HOM   33
5002 PIT  12  17    O.Charles IND .380  M.Suttles PIT    8  M.Suttles PIT   31
                    T.Stearne DET .377  J.Gibson  CAG    8  E.Banks   IND   27
5002 CAG  18  11    J.Beckwit HOM .369  L.Doby    HOM    8  J.Gibson  CAG   27
5002 IND  14  15
5002 KCM  11  18    WINS                SAVES               ERA
                    L.Day     DET    6  D.Redding KCM    5  D.Brown   CAG 2.85
                    J.Donalds CAG    5  M.Dihigo  DET    4  L.Day     DET 3.00
                    OTHERS TIED W    4  S.Streete DET    3  G.Blair   HOM 3.29
                                        B.Jeffers CAG    3  J.Donalds CAG 3.59
                                        J.Gaines  HOM    3  R.Foster  HOM 3.64
 
                    CUR HIT STREAK      STOLEN BASES        STRIKEOUTS
                    B.Mackey  KCM   21  S.Poles   DET    7  S.Jones   PIT   61
                    H.Johnson IND   14  P.Hill    PIT    3  H.Smith   IND   47
                    J.Beckwit HOM   10  C.Blackwe HOM    3  J.Donalds CAG   45
                    W.Brown   IND    9  OTHERS TIED W    2  S.Paige   HOM   43
                    J.Gibson  CAG    9                      S.William DET   38
 
YESTERDAY'S GAMES   TODAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE STARTERS
KCM  4  at  IND  7  KCM-Trent(2-2, 6.60) at IND-Wright(2-3, 5.81)
PIT  1  at  HOM  4  PIT-Brown(2-2, 7.04) at HOM-Matlock(2-3, 5.36)
CAG  2  at  DET  0  CAG-McDonal(2-3, 6.27) at DET-Winters(4-2, 3.65)
 
YESTERDAY'S BEST PERFORMANCES
BATTER         TM OPP AB  R  H RB BB Ks HR SB
H.Johnson     IND KCM  5  2  4  1  0  0  0  0
J.Benjamin    KCM IND  5  2  3  1  0  0  0  0
R.Dandridge   KCM IND  4  1  4  0  0  0  0  0
H.McNair      KCM IND  2  1  1  1  0  1  0  0
 
PITCHER        TM OPP  INN  H  R ER BB Ks HR WLS
J.Donaldson   CAG DET  9.0  5  0  0  4  5  0 W  
S.Paige       HOM PIT  9.0  8  1  1  0  5  0 W  
V.Mathis      IND KCM  2.0  1  0  0  1  1  0   S
 
WHO'S HOT - BEST IN LAST 10 DAYS
BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS
J.Gibson      CAG .429 28 12 10  9  3  N.Winters     DET 17 13  2  4  4  0 200
T.Stearnes    DET .487 39 19  9  5  3  B.Brown       CAG  6  4  0  0  2  0 101
J.Beckwith    HOM .476 42 20 10  3  3  D.Redding     KCM  5  1  0  2  1  0 002
W.Brown       IND .447 38 17 11  4  2  G.Blair       HOM 15 15  4  3  6  1 200
Q.Trouppe     IND .333 30 10  7  5  2  P.Cockrell    CAG  7  6  1  1  2  0 101
 
WHO'S NOT - WORST IN LAST 10 DAYS
BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS
T.Scales      CAG .167 36  6  2  3  0  M.Manning     KCM 16 25 15  8  7  1 020
B.Rogan       HOM .237 38  9  1  3  0  L.Matlock     HOM 11 23 11  7  7  1 010
W.Wells       DET .146 41  6  4  3  1  F.Wickware    CAG 13 19 10  6  3  2 020
C.Smith       KCM .233 43 10  8  0  2  W.Bell        IND 12 22 13  5  2  4 100
H.Aaron       KCM .231 39  9  5  4  2  B.Foster      IND 20 28 17 10 10  3 120
 



Annual Classic Inspires League

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

The book excels in its 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 year’s 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 is 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 encompass some of the best negro league players of all times. The league will consist of six teams in two divisions (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.