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John Donaldson



John Wesley Donaldson


Born: February 20, 1891 in Glasgow, MO
Died: April 14, 1970 in Chicago, IL
          (79 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 6'1"
Wt: 180
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• College: George Smith College (Sedalia, MO)
• Buried: Burr Oak Cemetery (Alsip, IL)
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Compared to Contemporary Starting Pitchers (Top 100)

Compare With:



Glossary
# Players Pos Yrs Career HoF
1
SP
15
1917-1938
52.6
22.0
1.5
30.0
-0.9
2
SP
26
1907-1932
48.8
4.2
0.3
44.5
-0.1
3
SP
19
1908-1925
47.6
2.0
0.5
44.7
0.4
4
SP
22
1911-1936
38.9
0.1
-0.4
39.2
-0.1
5
SP
19
1907-1926
37.8
13.4
-5.0
31.1
-1.8
6
SP
11
1915-1925
34.1
-1.1
-0.2
35.5
-0.0
7
SP
11
1921-1932
31.0
4.0
-0.4
27.6
-0.2
8
SP
23
1919-1941
25.5
-3.0
-0.3
28.8
-0.0
9
SP
12
1923-1937
24.2
-0.7
-0.0
25.0
-0.0
10
SP
14
1919-1932
24.0
-0.4
0.0
24.4
-0.0
11
SP
16
1922-1940
23.0
-0.3
-0.1
23.4
-0.0
12
SP
10
1912-1928
22.8
1.7
-0.5
21.6
0.0
13
SP
13
1923-1937
22.2
0.2
0.2
21.8
-0.1
14
SP
16
1920-1939
20.9
-1.1
-0.0
22.0
-0.0
15
SP
9
1922-1931
20.5
-2.0
-0.1
22.6
-0.0
16
SP
7
1919-1925
20.1
-1.4
-0.0
21.5
-0.0
17
SP
12
1921-1932
19.7
0.5
-0.4
19.7
-0.1
18
SP
15
1922-1937
19.1
2.7
-0.5
17.0
-0.2
19
SP
17
1924-1945
17.4
-1.3
-0.0
18.7
-0.0
20
SP
16
1921-1936
16.7
0.8
-0.0
16.0
-0.0
21
SP
18
1917-1934
15.2
2.2
-0.4
13.6
-0.2
22
SP
8
1914-1924
15.1
-0.5
-0.0
15.6
-0.0
23
SP
9
1920-1930
14.6
-1.2
0.1
15.9
-0.1
24
SP
9
1916-1925
14.3
-0.6
0.0
14.9
-0.0
25
SP
13
1923-1940
13.5
0.3
0.2
13.1
-0.2
26
SP
22
1920-1944
13.1
-0.2
0.1
13.3
-0.2
27
SP
16
1910-1925
12.0
1.1
0.1
10.9
-0.0
28
SP
12
1916-1932
11.7
4.0
0.4
8.1
-0.8
29
SP
18
1918-1939
11.6
0.2
0.1
12.3
-0.9
30
SP
5
1923-1929
11.4
0.0
-0.1
11.7
-0.2
31
SP
13
1919-1934
11.3
5.8
-1.5
7.4
-0.4
32
SP
17
1909-1932
11.1
-2.9
-0.0
14.1
-0.0
33
SP
14
1919-1932
11.1
0.3
-0.2
10.9
-0.0
34
SP
9
1922-1939
11.0
0.3
0.0
10.6
0.0
35
SP
10
1921-1935
10.8
-1.3
-0.2
12.4
-0.1
36
SP
14
1913-1928
10.8
-0.8
0.9
11.3
-0.6
37
SP
9
1921-1929
10.7
-1.3
-0.1
12.1
0.0
38
SP
5
1921-1925
10.6
3.3
0.1
7.3
-0.2
39
SP
9
1916-1924
9.8
-1.4
-0.1
11.3
-0.0
40
SP
13
1919-1936
9.5
4.5
-0.0
5.7
-0.7
41
SP
16
1919-1935
9.2
5.1
0.3
4.5
-0.7
42
SP
15
1921-1937
8.6
1.2
0.3
7.3
-0.2
43
SP
7
1921-1927
8.1
0.8
0.4
6.9
-0.1
44
SP
6
1919-1924
8.1
0.8
-1.1
8.6
-0.2
45
SP
11
1920-1930
8.0
-2.2
0.0
10.2
-0.0
46
SP
5
1922-1931
8.0
0.1
0.0
7.9
-0.0
47
SP
10
1914-1924
7.9
0.6
-0.1
7.4
-0.0
48
SP
8
1914-1928
7.7
-0.0
-0.2
7.9
-0.0
49
SP
8
1920-1932
7.6
-0.4
-0.0
8.0
-0.0
50
SP
11
1913-1924
7.5
-0.3
0.1
7.7
-0.0
51
SP
4
1920-1925
7.3
-0.9
0.0
8.2
0.0
52
SP
10
1921-1930
6.9
0.2
0.3
6.5
-0.1
53
SP
25
1917-1944
6.9
2.4
-0.5
5.0
0.1
54
SP
8
1921-1931
6.6
-0.8
0.0
7.4
-0.0
55
SP
4
1923-1928
6.6
-0.2
-0.0
6.8
-0.0
56
SP
3
1924-1929
6.6
0.1
0.0
6.5
-0.0
57
SP
8
1917-1930
6.1
0.3
-0.0
5.8
-0.0
58
SP
17
1910-1931
5.4
-1.3
-0.4
7.1
-0.1
59
SP
12
1920-1932
5.3
-1.7
-0.1
7.1
0.0
60
SP
17
1906-1925
5.2
3.4
-0.6
2.6
-0.2
61
SP
12
1921-1935
4.6
0.3
-0.2
4.5
-0.0
62
SP
4
1916-1928
4.5
0.6
-0.2
4.2
-0.0
63
SP
13
1912-1930
4.5
1.2
-4.4
8.1
-0.5
64
SP
12
1921-1934
4.4
-0.5
0.3
4.7
-0.1
65
SP
5
1921-1925
4.3
-0.7
-0.1
5.1
-0.0
66
SP
4
1924-1929
4.0
0.8
0.0
3.3
-0.0
67
SP
8
1919-1928
3.8
0.4
0.2
3.3
-0.0
68
SP
4
1917-1924
3.6
-1.4
-0.3
5.5
-0.1
69
SP
7
1923-1929
3.6
-0.7
-0.1
4.3
-0.0
70
SP
3
1917-1924
3.5
-0.3
-0.2
4.0
-0.0
71
SP
3
1923-1925
3.4
1.2
0.0
2.2
-0.0
72
SP
5
1924-1928
3.2
-0.2
0.0
3.5
-0.0
73
SP
4
1923-1929
2.8
0.5
0.0
2.3
-0.0
74
SP
7
1919-1925
2.3
-0.3
-0.2
2.8
-0.0
75
SP
11
1924-1941
2.2
0.9
-0.0
1.5
-0.2
76
SP
10
1921-1931
2.2
2.5
-1.3
1.1
-0.2
77
SP
1
1924
2.1
0.2
0.0
1.9
0.0
78
SP
2
1921-1924
2.0
-0.3
0.0
2.3
0.0
79
SP
2
1922-1924
1.9
-0.6
0.0
2.5
0.0
80
SP
7
1923-1931
1.8
0.3
-0.1
1.7
-0.0
81
SP
7
1923-1929
1.8
-0.2
0.0
2.0
-0.0
82
SP
10
1923-1934
1.6
0.3
-0.1
1.4
-0.0
83
SP
3
1921-1924
1.3
-0.2
0.0
1.5
0.0
84
SP
6
1917-1925
1.2
-0.1
-0.1
1.4
-0.0
85
SP
9
1921-1937
1.2
0.3
-0.2
1.3
-0.2
86
SP
10
1917-1929
1.2
2.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.7
87
SP
1
1924
1.1
0.1
-0.0
1.0
-0.0
88
SP
5
1924-1929
1.0
-0.5
-0.2
1.7
0.1
89
SP
2
1921-1926
1.0
-0.6
0.0
1.6
0.0
90
SP
5
1920-1927
1.0
-0.2
0.0
1.2
0.0
91
SP
14
1916-1934
0.8
-1.1
-0.1
2.0
-0.0
92
SP
1
1924
0.8
-0.1
0.0
0.9
-0.0
93
SP
4
1922-1925
0.8
-1.1
0.0
1.9
-0.0
94
SP
4
1923-1929
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
95
SP
2
1921-1924
0.4
0.2
-0.0
0.2
-0.0
96
SP
3
1922-1924
0.4
-0.3
-0.6
1.4
-0.1
97
SP
1
1924
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
98
SP
3
1924-1931
0.3
-0.2
0.2
0.5
-0.1
99
SP
3
1922-1924
0.3
0.0
-0.1
0.3
-0.0
100
SP
5
1911-1925
0.3
2.1
-0.3
-1.3
-0.2

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