North Carolina native Dave Barnhill was one of the Negro Leagues top pitchers during the 1940s.
In 1938, Maynard split the season between North Carolina’s Tarboro Serpents of the Coastal Plain League and the Virginia’s Richmond Colts of the Piedmont League. He would hit .329 with 18 home runs in 106 games for Tarboro.
Not only did Hoyt win 20-games back-to-back with the ’46 & ’47 Mooresville Moors, he would go on to win 252 games across his 28-year Major and Minor League career.
His rookie year in the Majors with the Giants in 1945, Lockman hit .341 in 32 games and earned the nickname “Whitey” due to his blond hair.
Hoyt went 15-3 his rookie year, leading the NL in games (71), winning percentage (.833) and ERA (2.43).