Cannonball Johnson - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Cannonball Johnson



William H. Johnson
(Sampson; The Big C; Bill)

Born: November 21, 1895 in Sparta, GA
Died: October 26, 1988 in New York, NY
          (92 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: R
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 185
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Notes:


• College: Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA)
• Buried: Calverton National Cemetery (Calverton, NY)
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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
EAS
23
LF
15
55
50
8
13
3
0
0
8
0
4
0
1
.260
.315
.320
.635
95
NLG
24
LF
5
22
18
3
4
0
0
0
2
1
3
0
1
.222
.333
.222
.556
87
EAS
25
1B
9
41
35
5
9
1
0
2
6
2
3
0
3
.257
.316
.457
.773
97
NLG
EAS
26
1B
6
24
23
3
5
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
.217
.250
.217
.467
33
WP
ECL
28
C
2
8
8
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
46
ECL
29
C
48
187
164
17
48
6
4
3
25
1
18
5
.293
.363
.433
.796
103
HBG
ECL
30
C
26
99
92
14
28
8
3
3
15
4
1
5
2
0
2
.304
.340
.554
.895
144
HIL
ECL
31
LF
56
208
182
25
46
8
2
2
23
3
19
2
1
6
.253
.327
.352
.678
78
MULT
32
C
13
49
47
9
15
2
1
0
5
1
0
0
0
1
1
.319
.333
.404
.738
101
9
8
C
180
693
619
85
170
28
10
10
86
12
1
53
4
2
19
.275
.334
.401
.734
97
162 Game Average
624
557
77
153
25
9
9
77
14
27
48
34
2
17
.275
.334
.401
.734
97
 
Team Lg Pos
9
Negro Leagues
179
688
615
85
169
28
10
10
85
12
1
52
4
2
19
.275
.333
.402
.735
97
1
vs Major Leagues
1
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
.250
.400
.250
.650
133
 
Team Lg Pos
2
Bacharach Giants
LF
4
9
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
.000
.111
.000
.111
-67
2
Brooklyn Royal Giants
LF
16
63
59
8
15
3
0
0
9
0
3
0
0
1
.254
.290
.305
.595
83
3
New York Lincoln Giants
1B
19
83
72
11
18
1
0
2
10
2
7
0
4
.250
.316
.347
.664
87
2
Washington Potomacs
C
29
112
93
9
32
4
3
1
13
1
14
5
.344
.430
.484
.914
137
2
Harrisburg Giants
C
47
182
171
23
46
10
4
5
27
4
1
9
2
0
2
.269
.306
.462
.768
104
1
Hilldale Club
LF
56
208
182
25
46
8
2
2
23
3
19
2
1
6
.253
.327
.352
.678
78
1
Philadelphia Tigers
C
7
28
26
5
11
1
1
0
3
1
0
0
1
1
.423
.444
.538
.983
165
1
Eastern League Stars
C
2
8
8
3
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.375
.625
65



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
EAS
55
.312
.315
7.3%
8.5%
0.0%
0.2%
.060
.065
NLG
22
.277
.291
13.6%
7.9%
0.0%
0.2%
.000
.060
EAS
41
.319
.343
7.3%
7.9%
4.9%
1.2%
.200
.129
NLG
EAS
24
.231
.325
4.2%
7.3%
0.0%
0.9%
.000
.095
WP
ECL
8
.235
.312
0.0%
6.6%
0.0%
1.0%
.000
.094
ECL
187
.356
.349
9.6%
8.3%
1.6%
1.7%
.140
.123
HBG
ECL
99
.394
.338
5.1%
9.5%
2.0%
2.7%
2.50
3.45
3.0%
1.1%
.250
.110
HIL
ECL
208
.313
.347
9.1%
9.1%
1.0%
0.3%
9.50
28.80
1.0%
1.3%
.099
.120
MULT
49
.331
.329
0.0%
1.0%
0.0%
7.7%
9.22
0.0%
1.4%
.085
.116
9
8
693
.333
.339
7.6%
8.6%
1.3%
1.1%
6.00
18.86
1.4%
1.2%
.126
.112
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
9
Negro Leagues
688
.333
.340
7.6%
8.6%
1.3%
1.1%
6.00
19.06
1.5%
1.2%
.127
.112
1
vs Major Leagues
5
.328
.271
20.0%
6.9%
0.0%
0.3%
.000
.075
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
2
Bacharach Giants
9
.086
.327
11.1%
8.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.096
2
Brooklyn Royal Giants
63
.290
.315
4.8%
8.3%
0.0%
1.6%
4.76
0.0%
0.4%
.051
.075
3
New York Lincoln Giants
83
.297
.324
8.4%
7.7%
2.4%
0.9%
.097
.101
2
Washington Potomacs
112
.402
.345
12.5%
8.2%
0.9%
1.6%
.140
.121
2
Harrisburg Giants
182
.343
.343
4.9%
9.0%
2.0%
2.7%
2.50
3.45
2.7%
1.4%
.193
.116
1
Hilldale Club
208
.313
.347
9.1%
9.1%
1.0%
0.3%
9.50
28.80
1.0%
1.3%
.099
.120
1
Philadelphia Tigers
28
.432
.332
0.0%
7.5%
0.0%
1.5%
.115
.118
1
Eastern League Stars
8
.280
.338
0.0%
8.2%
0.0%
1.3%
.125
.119

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