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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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Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
5
1920
1924
KCM
32.4
12.7
1.9
18.4
-0.6
2
SS
5
1920
1924
KCM
25.7
15.1
8.3
0.0
2.2
3
LF
7
1917
1932
MULT
19.6
18.5
2.5
0.6
-1.9
4
RF
3
1922
1924
KCM
11.9
14.2
-1.4
0.0
-0.8
5
SP
4
1920
1923
KCM
11.2
-0.7
0.1
11.8
-0.0
6
SP
8
1916
1924
MULT
6.6
2.0
-0.3
4.3
0.6
7
C
5
1921
1931
KCM
6.0
1.4
3.7
0.0
0.9
8
1B
3
1920
1922
KCM
5.9
7.4
-1.0
0.0
-0.5
9
3B
4
1922
1931
KCM
5.7
5.4
-0.4
0.0
0.6
10
SP
5
1919
1923
KCM/DS
5.2
-0.0
-0.1
5.4
-0.0
11
3B
3
1920
1922
KCM
4.2
3.2
0.4
0.0
0.6
12
SP
4
1917
1924
KCM/ALL
3.3
0.3
0.1
3.0
-0.0
13
CF
1
1919
1919
DS
3.1
3.5
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
14
2B
3
1918
1921
MULT
2.8
1.6
1.0
0.0
0.2
15
CF
2
1918
1919
DS/ABC
2.6
2.7
0.3
-0.3
-0.1
16
SP
1
1918
1918
ABC
2.2
0.0
-0.0
2.2
-0.0
17
SP
2
1922
1923
KCM
2.2
1.0
-0.1
1.3
-0.0
18
2B
4
1922
1931
KCM
2.0
1.7
-0.2
0.0
0.4
19
RF
3
1915-16
1918
MULT
2.0
1.0
1.1
0.1
-0.2
20
1B
1
1919
1919
DS
1.6
1.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
21
2B
3
1922
1924
KCM
1.6
1.3
0.1
0.0
0.2
22
CF
3
1920
1931
KCM
1.4
1.8
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
23
2B
1
1921
1921
KCM
1.4
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.2
24
1B
2
1915-16
1918
RP/ABC
1.4
1.5
0.4
-0.4
-0.2
25
SS
2
1918
1921
KCM/BRG
1.2
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
26
3B
2
1918
1919
ABC/DS
1.2
0.7
0.3
0.0
0.2
27
SP
4
1921
1924
KCM
1.2
-0.3
0.0
1.5
0.0
28
SP
1
1924
1924
KCM
1.1
0.0
0.1
1.0
-0.0
29
SS
3
1915-16
1919
MULT
1.1
0.7
0.2
0.0
0.2
30
RP
1
1918
1918
BRG
1.0
-0.0
0.0
1.0
0.0
31
SP
2
1915-16
1919
DS/RP
0.9
-0.0
0.0
0.9
0.0
32
SP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
33
C
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
34
SP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
35
SP
1
1919
1919
DS
0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
36
SP
2
1923
1924
KCM
0.7
-0.3
-0.1
1.1
-0.0
37
LF
1
1918
1918
ABC
0.6
1.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
38
RP
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
39
SS
2
1915-16
1918
RP/ABC
0.5
0.3
0.2
-0.2
0.2
40
SP
1
1917
1917
ALL
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
41
C
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
42
3B
1
1921
1921
KCM
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
43
SP
1
1924
1924
KCM
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
44
CF
2
1916
1917
ALL
0.4
1.2
-0.4
-0.3
-0.1
45
RP
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
46
3B
1
1919
1919
DS
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
47
SP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
48
RF
1
1920
1920
KCM
0.4
0.8
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
49
1B
4
1921
1924
KCM
0.4
1.2
-0.1
0.2
-0.9
50
SP
2
1915-16
1918
ABC/RP
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
-0.0
51
RF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.3
0.6
-0.4
0.2
-0.1
52
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
53
SP
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.3
-0.2
-0.0
0.5
-0.0
54
LF
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.0
55
RF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
56
SP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
57
RP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
58
C
2
1920
1921
KCM
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.1
59
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
60
RP
1
1931
1931
KCM
0.2
0.2
-0.3
0.3
-0.0
61
2B
1
1920
1920
KCM
0.2
-0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
62
C
1
1919
1919
DS
0.2
-0.2
0.5
0.0
0.0
63
C
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
-0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
64
1B
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.0
65
RP
1
1921
1921
KCM
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
66
RP
1
1924
1924
KCM
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
67
SP
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
68
C
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
-0.2
0.3
0.0
0.1
69
CF
1
1923
1923
KCM
0.2
1.8
-1.4
0.0
-0.2
70
3B
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
71
1B
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.2
0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
72
1B
1
1921
1921
KCM
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
73
SP
1
1918
1918
ABC
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.4
0.0
74
SP
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
0.0
-0.0
0.2
-0.0
75
C
2
1915-16
1918
ABC/RP
0.2
-0.3
0.4
0.0
0.2
76
LF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
77
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
78
LF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
79
2B
1
1922
1922
KCM
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
80
RP
1
1917
1917
ALL
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.1
-0.0
81
RP
1
1918
1918
ABC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
82
1B
1
1923
1923
KCM
0.1
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
83
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
RP
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
84
CF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
85
3B
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
86
SS
1
1915-16
1915-16
RP
0.1
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
87
3B
2
1919
1924
DS/KCM
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
88
CF
1
1918
1918
BRG
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
89
RF
1
1924
1924
KCM
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
90
3B
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
-
2
1915-16
1918
ABC/RP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
LF
1
1924
1924
KCM
0.0
-0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
93
RP
1
1923
1923
KCM
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
94
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
RP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
95
-
1
1916
1916
ALL
0.0
-0.0
-0.1
0.1
-0.0
96
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
SP
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.0
-0.1
-0.2
0.3
-0.0
98
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
99
C
1
1915-16
1915-16
RP
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
100
2B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
101
3B
1
1923
1923
KCM
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
3B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
103
RP
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
104
-
1
1921
1921
KCM
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
105
-
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
106
-
1
1916
1916
ALL
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
107
3B
1
1919
1919
DS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
108
C
1
1918
1918
ABC
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1916
1916
ALL
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
110
RF
1
1931
1931
KCM
-0.1
0.2
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
111
RP
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
112
RP
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
113
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
RP
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
114
2B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
116
1B
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
117
1B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.1
0.5
-0.1
-0.4
-0.1
118
LF
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
119
1B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
120
C
3
1916
1918
ALL/ABC
-0.1
0.4
-0.7
0.0
0.2
121
-
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
122
-
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
123
-
1
1922
1922
KCM
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
124
-
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
125
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
126
1B
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
127
CF
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
128
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.1
-0.3
0.2
0.0
-0.0
129
3B
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
130
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
131
RF
2
1920
1921
KCM
-0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.3
-0.0
132
1B
1
1931
1931
KCM
-0.2
0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
133
RP
1
1924
1924
KCM
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
134
-
1
1931
1931
KCM
-0.2
-0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
135
1B
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.0
136
1B
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
137
3B
1
1916
1916
ALL
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
138
3B
1
1918
1918
BRG
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
139
2B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
140
C
1
1923
1923
KCM
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
141
LF
1
1919
1919
DS
-0.3
0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
142
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
143
RF
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.3
0.1
0.1
-0.5
-0.0
144
-
1
1921
1921
KCM
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
145
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
146
SP
1
1919
1919
DS
-0.4
0.4
0.0
-0.7
0.0
147
-
1
1932
1932
DAS
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
148
C
3
1921
1932
DAS/KCM
-0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.1
149
-
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.4
0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
150
2B
3
1915-16
1919
MULT
-0.4
-0.1
-0.6
0.2
0.1
151
2B
1
1920
1920
KCM
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
152
-
1
1931
1931
KCM
-0.5
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
153
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
154
-
1
1921
1921
KCM
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
155
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.5
-0.1
-0.1
-0.4
-0.0
156
2B
2
1922
1923
KCM
-0.5
0.2
-1.0
0.0
0.2
157
LF
1
1919
1919
DS
-0.6
0.0
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
158
-
1
1931
1931
KCM
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
159
SP
2
1920
1921
KCM
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
-0.0
160
C
2
1919
1920
KCM/DS
-0.8
-0.0
-1.2
0.0
0.4
161
2B
3
1916
1921
ALL/KCM
-0.9
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
162
-
1
1917
1917
ALL
-0.9
-0.3
-0.5
0.0
-0.1

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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