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)
• Buried: Providence Memorial Park (Metairie, LA)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
NE
NN2
20
SP
2
1
.667
6
4
2
0
0
32.0
23
19
40
3
9
19
0
0
141
5.34
99
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
111
NE/TC
22
SP
2
3
.400
5
4
1
0
0
24.1
14
11
29
8
9
0
4.07
105
TIC
NAL
23
SP
1
4
.200
5
5
5
0
0
43.0
13
8
35
5
19
1
2
1.67
230
HG
NN2
24
SP
4
0
1.000
7
3
3
2
0
36.2
14
12
28
11
21
5
0
2.95
135
HG
25
SP
4
3
.571
16
8
3
0
1
76.2
39
32
76
1
20
35
0
1
36
3.76
102
MULT
26
SP
20
4
.833
36
26
17
5
1
214.0
63
56
191
1
52
120
1
0
3
882
2.36
186
HG
NN2
27
SP
1
0
1.000
3
2
1
0
0
14.1
11
11
15
5
9
0
0
6.91
58
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
30
SP
4
5
.444
15
11
7
1
0
90.2
44
36
89
3
28
63
2
0
2
388
3.57
109
10
5
SP
43
24
.642
108
74
46
10
2
625.1
253
212
578
10
172
343
13
0
13
1648
3.05
134
162 Game Average
16
9
.642
40
28
17
4
1
233.2
95
79
216
6
64
128
5
0
5
983
3.05
134
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
43
24
.642
107
73
45
10
2
620.1
253
212
575
10
171
339
13
0
13
1627
3.08
132
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
14
9
4
0
0
77.1
48
39
74
4
33
39
1
1
286
4.54
112
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
2
7
.222
9
8
5
0
0
58.1
23
16
56
11
25
1
2
2.47
163
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
136
2
East All Stars
-
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
3.0
2
2
5
0
0
2
0
0
0
15
6.00
29
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
32.0
1.53
1.51
13.5%
11.5%
6.4%
8.3%
2.11
1.39
2.1%
1.5%
NE
NN2
21
SP
34.1
1.37
1.47
11.0%
11.2%
14.5%
9.1%
0.76
1.24
0.7%
1.4%
NE/TC
22
SP
24.1
1.52
1.38
8.3%
11.2%
7.4%
8.0%
1.13
1.47
TIC
NAL
23
SP
43.0
0.93
1.35
11.4%
14.2%
3.0%
8.2%
3.80
1.74
HG
NN2
24
SP
36.2
1.06
1.35
14.4%
10.2%
7.5%
7.7%
1.91
1.32
HG
25
SP
76.2
1.25
1.32
10.8%
15.7%
6.2%
8.3%
1.75
1.49
0.3%
MULT
26
SP
214.0
1.14
1.46
13.6%
13.7%
5.9%
9.3%
2.31
1.26
0.1%
0.9%
HG
NN2
27
SP
14.1
1.40
1.37
14.5%
10.1%
8.1%
7.2%
1.80
1.41
MULT
MULT
28
SP
59.1
1.04
1.31
13.2%
12.2%
5.4%
8.3%
2.46
1.58
0.4%
30
SP
90.2
1.29
1.39
16.2%
12.7%
7.2%
9.5%
2.25
1.55
0.8%
0.5%
10
5
SP
625.1
1.20
1.40
13.2%
12.4%
6.6%
8.9%
1.99
1.41
0.6%
0.9%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
10
Negro Leagues
620.1
1.20
1.40
13.1%
12.4%
6.6%
8.9%
1.98
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
77.1
1.38
1.49
11.9%
11.2%
10.0%
8.6%
1.18
1.32
1.4%
1.4%
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
58.1
1.15
1.34
10.5%
13.8%
4.6%
8.2%
2.27
1.69
6
Homestead Grays
SP
481.2
1.18
1.40
13.7%
12.5%
6.4%
9.0%
2.15
1.39
0.5%
0.7%
2
East All Stars
-
3.0
1.67
0.96
13.3%
14.1%
0.0%
7.5%
0.00
2.05
0.0%
1.3%
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
MULT
26
SP
36
882
816
63
191
20
8
1
11
52
120
3
10
0
0
.234
.282
.282
.564
NE
NN2
21
SP
6
145
117
21
26
5
1
1
1
21
16
1
6
5
.222
.345
.308
.653
30
SP
15
388
352
44
89
11
9
3
6
1
28
63
0
2
6
0
5
.253
.312
.361
.672
NE
NN2
20
SP
6
141
130
23
40
7
2
3
7
9
19
0
2
2
.308
.353
.462
.814
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
MULT
MULT
28
SP
9
56
52
11
49
4
0
1
1
13
32
4
0
0
.942
.957
1.077
2.033
TIC
NAL
23
SP
5
13
35
5
19
2
HG
NN2
24
SP
7
14
28
11
21
0
HG
NN2
27
SP
3
11
15
5
9
0
NE/TC
22
SP
5
14
29
8
9
0
10
5
SP
108
1648
1500
253
578
48
21
10
29
1
172
343
0
13
25
0
12
.245
.302
.325
.627
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
107
1627
1480
253
575
47
21
10
29
1
171
339
0
13
25
0
12
.247
.304
.327
.631
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
14
286
247
48
74
12
3
4
8
33
39
1
8
7
.267
.349
.389
.738
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
2
East All Stars
-
2
15
14
2
5
1
0
0
2
1
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
.357
.357
.429
.786
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