Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Oscar Charleston has a 200 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.
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Over the course of his career, Oscar Charleston made 3,919 plate appearances and pitched 80 innings. Charleston was worth 48.5 Wins Above Replacement (48.6 as a hitter and -0.3 as a pitcher) and 35.5 Wins Above Average (36.5 as a hitter and -1.0 as a pitcher).
After adjusting for length of schedule, catchers, and relief pitchers, the 48.5 WAR becomes 79.2 adjWAR. Then, WAA is adjusted by ignoring negative seasons (thus, truly capturing a player’s peak seasons) and making similar adjustments for catchers and relief pitchers. After these adjustments, the 35.5 WAA becomes 36.9 adjWAA.
Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. This gives Charleston 145.6 wWAR. wWAR is then converted to Hall Rating. A Hall Rating of 100 represents the Hall of Stats borderline (similar to OPS+ or wRC+, where 100 represents league average).
Oscar Charleston has a Hall Rating of 137, making him a member of the Hall of Stats.
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