Johnny Wright - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Johnny Wright



John Richard Wright Jr.
(Needle Nose)
Also played as John Leftwich in 1945
Born: November 28, 1916 in New Orleans, LA
Died: May 4, 1990 in Jackson, MS
          (73 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 175
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Notes:


• High School: John McDonogh HS (New Orleans, LA)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
NE
NN2
20
SP
2
1
.667
5
4
2
0
0
29.1
17
14
33
2
9
16
0
0
125
4.30
112
NE
NN2
21
SP
1
2
.333
6
4
1
0
0
34.1
21
17
26
1
21
16
1
1
145
4.46
106
NE/TC
22
SP
2
3
.400
5
4
1
0
0
24.1
14
11
29
8
9
0
4.07
104
TIC
NAL
23
SP
1
4
.200
5
5
5
0
0
43.0
13
8
35
5
19
1
2
1.67
226
HG
NN2
24
SP
4
0
1.000
7
3
3
2
0
36.2
14
12
28
11
21
5
0
2.95
136
HG
25
SP
4
3
.571
16
8
3
0
1
76.2
39
32
76
1
20
35
0
1
36
3.76
103
HG
26
SP
20
4
.833
35
26
17
5
1
212.0
62
55
189
1
52
118
1
3
872
2.33
191
HG
NN2
27
SP
1
0
1.000
3
2
1
0
0
14.1
11
11
15
5
9
0
0
6.91
60
MULT
MULT
28
SP
4
2
.667
9
7
6
2
0
59.1
11
10
49
1
13
32
3
4
56
1.52
228
HG
NN2
30
SP
4
5
.444
14
11
7
1
0
89.2
43
35
86
3
28
63
2
2
383
3.51
113
10
4
SP
43
24
.642
105
74
46
10
2
619.2
245
205
566
9
172
338
13
13
1617
2.98
138
162 Game Average
16
9
.642
40
28
17
4
1
235.1
93
78
215
6
65
128
5
5
991
2.98
138
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
43
24
.642
104
73
45
10
2
614.2
245
205
563
9
171
334
13
13
1596
3.00
137
1
vs Major Leagues
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
5.0
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
21
0.00
0
 
Team Lg Pos
4
Newark Eagles
SP
4
3
.571
13
9
4
0
0
74.2
42
34
67
3
33
36
1
1
270
4.10
116
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
2
7
.222
9
8
5
0
0
58.1
23
16
56
11
25
1
2
2.47
162
6
Homestead Grays
SP
37
14
.725
82
56
36
10
2
481.2
180
155
440
6
127
273
11
10
1326
2.90
138
1
Negro All Stars
-
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
5.0
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
21
0.00
0



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
NE
NN2
20
SP
29.1
1.43
1.43
12.8%
12.0%
7.2%
8.1%
1.78
1.48
1.6%
1.3%
NE
NN2
21
SP
34.1
1.37
1.44
11.0%
11.3%
14.5%
8.9%
0.76
1.27
0.7%
1.4%
NE/TC
22
SP
24.1
1.52
1.37
8.3%
11.2%
7.4%
8.0%
1.13
1.47
TIC
NAL
23
SP
43.0
0.93
1.33
11.4%
14.2%
3.0%
8.1%
3.80
1.76
HG
NN2
24
SP
36.2
1.06
1.36
14.4%
10.2%
7.5%
7.8%
1.91
1.31
HG
25
SP
76.2
1.25
1.33
10.8%
15.7%
6.2%
8.3%
1.75
1.48
0.3%
HG
26
SP
212.0
1.14
1.47
13.5%
12.9%
6.0%
11.0%
2.27
1.24
0.1%
0.4%
HG
NN2
27
SP
14.1
1.40
1.40
14.5%
10.1%
8.1%
7.3%
1.80
1.38
MULT
MULT
28
SP
59.1
1.04
1.31
13.2%
12.3%
5.4%
8.2%
2.46
1.58
0.4%
HG
NN2
30
SP
89.2
1.27
1.41
16.4%
13.4%
7.3%
8.7%
2.25
1.53
0.8%
0.9%
10
4
SP
619.2
1.19
1.40
13.1%
12.4%
6.7%
8.9%
1.97
1.41
0.6%
0.8%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
10
Negro Leagues
614.2
1.19
1.41
13.1%
12.4%
6.7%
8.9%
1.95
1.41
0.6%
0.9%
1
vs Major Leagues
5.0
0.80
1.07
19.0%
12.7%
4.8%
8.6%
4.00
1.47
0.0%
0.0%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
4
Newark Eagles
SP
74.2
1.34
1.43
11.5%
11.5%
10.5%
8.4%
1.09
1.37
1.1%
1.4%
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
58.1
1.15
1.33
10.5%
13.8%
4.6%
8.1%
2.27
1.71
6
Homestead Grays
SP
481.2
1.18
1.41
13.7%
12.4%
6.4%
9.1%
2.15
1.38
0.5%
0.7%
1
Negro All Stars
-
5.0
0.80
1.07
19.0%
12.7%
4.8%
8.6%
4.00
1.47
0.0%
0.0%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
NE
NN2
20
SP
5
125
115
17
33
6
2
2
7
9
16
0
1
2
.287
.339
.426
.765
NE
NN2
21
SP
6
145
117
21
26
5
1
1
1
21
16
1
6
5
.222
.345
.308
.653
NE/TC
22
SP
5
14
29
8
9
0
TIC
NAL
23
SP
5
13
35
5
19
2
HG
NN2
24
SP
7
14
28
11
21
0
HG
25
SP
16
36
33
39
76
1
1
1
3
20
35
1
1
0
2.303
1.796
2.485
4.281
HG
26
SP
35
872
807
62
189
20
8
1
9
52
118
3
9
.234
.283
.283
.566
HG
NN2
27
SP
3
11
15
5
9
0
MULT
MULT
28
SP
9
56
52
11
49
4
0
1
1
13
32
4
0
0
.942
.957
1.077
2.033
HG
NN2
30
SP
14
383
347
43
86
10
9
3
6
28
63
2
6
5
.248
.308
.354
.662
10
4
SP
105
1617
1471
245
566
46
21
9
27
172
338
13
23
12
.242
.300
.320
.620
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
104
1596
1451
245
563
45
21
9
27
171
334
13
23
12
.243
.302
.322
.623
1
vs Major Leagues
1
21
20
0
3
1
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
0
.150
.190
.200
.390
 
Team Lg Pos
4
Newark Eagles
SP
13
270
232
42
67
11
3
3
8
33
36
1
7
7
.254
.342
.366
.709
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
9
23
56
11
25
2
.000
.000
.000
.000
6
Homestead Grays
SP
82
1326
1219
180
440
34
18
6
19
127
273
10
16
5
.241
.293
.313
.607
1
Negro All Stars
-
1
21
20
0
3
1
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
0
.150
.190
.200
.390

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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James