Willard Brown - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Willard Brown



Willard Jessie Brown
(Sonny)

Born: June 26, 1915 in Shreveport, LA
Died: August 4, 1996 in Houston, TX
          (81 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 200
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006
• Buried: Houston National Cemetery (Houston, TX)
• Played in the Major Leagues
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
KCM
IND
20
SS
13
52
47
8
16
3
0
5
13
2
5
0
0
.340
.404
.723
1.127
218
21
SS
12
50
48
11
18
1
2
1
10
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
.375
.388
.542
.929
151
MULT
22
LF
65
272
250
57
92
13
10
11
65
12
0
20
0
0
1
1
0
1
.368
.417
.632
1.049
191
KCM
NAL
23
CF
47
191
180
34
62
16
4
7
48
20
11
0
0
.344
.382
.594
.977
182
KCM
24
LF
47
193
184
37
67
16
8
3
45
8
9
0
.364
.394
.587
.981
183
25
CF
72
312
301
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.346
.367
.512
.878
127
KCM
26
CF
34
145
132
28
42
6
4
5
29
9
13
0
0
.318
.379
.538
.917
187
MULT
27
CF
41
178
165
32
58
8
3
5
30
3
0
12
1
0
0
1
0
0
.352
.395
.527
.923
189
MULT
MULT
28
CF
55
222
204
35
70
14
2
7
31
5
17
0
0
1
0
0
.343
.394
.534
.928
197
KCM
NAL
29
RF
3
10
9
2
3
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
.333
.400
.333
.733
132
KCM
31
CF
45
182
174
34
55
12
6
5
37
6
7
0
1
.316
.343
.540
.883
155
KCM
NAL
32
CF
48
217
199
42
75
22
7
6
64
12
16
1
1
.377
.426
.648
1.074
185
MULT
33
CF
55
233
209
48
83
26
2
8
59
9
0
23
0
0
1
0
0
0
.397
.459
.656
1.115
199
13
4
CF
537
2257
2102
417
745
155
52
71
493
103
0
145
16
0
3
7
0
1
.354
.397
.579
.976
177
162 Game Average
681
634
126
225
47
16
21
149
33
0
44
34
0
1
2
0
23
.354
.397
.579
.976
177
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Negro Leagues
462
1930
1786
366
636
136
48
62
429
90
0
135
1
0
3
6
0
1
.356
.402
.590
.992
186
1
vs Latin Leagues
70
305
294
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.354
.375
.524
.899
132
2
vs Major Leagues
5
22
22
2
5
1
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
.227
.227
.409
.636
90
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
459
1925
1783
365
633
135
48
63
430
89
133
0
3
6
0
.355
.401
.591
.991
185
5
West All Stars
CF
7
23
22
2
6
1
0
0
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
.273
.304
.318
.623
149
1
La Junta de Nuevo Laredo I
CF
70
305
294
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.354
.375
.524
.899
132
1
South All Stars
CF
1
4
3
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.667
.750
1.000
1.750
364



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
KCM
IND
52
.475
.307
9.6%
6.2%
9.6%
2.0%
.383
.124
50
.410
.341
2.0%
0.0%
7.2%
2.0%
0.5%
.167
.101
MULT
272
.462
.327
7.4%
0.0%
7.6%
4.0%
0.9%
.264
.112
KCM
NAL
191
.439
.320
5.8%
7.6%
3.7%
0.7%
.250
.096
KCM
193
.449
.322
4.7%
9.0%
1.6%
0.8%
.223
.097
312
.393
.352
3.2%
4.8%
9.4%
0.67
2.6%
1.2%
.166
.126
KCM
145
.428
.303
9.0%
8.1%
3.4%
0.4%
.220
.079
MULT
178
.426
.301
6.7%
0.6%
7.0%
12.00
2.8%
0.8%
.176
.079
MULT
MULT
222
.434
.299
7.7%
0.0%
6.8%
3.2%
0.5%
.191
.072
KCM
NAL
10
.363
.304
10.0%
6.8%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.070
KCM
182
.405
.331
3.8%
8.1%
2.7%
0.8%
.224
.085
KCM
NAL
217
.480
.355
7.4%
9.5%
2.8%
0.9%
.271
.105
MULT
233
.502
.348
9.9%
0.0%
9.0%
3.4%
1.0%
.258
.110
13
4
2257
.442
.328
6.4%
8.2%
4.9%
10.0%
0.69
0.94
3.1%
0.8%
.225
.099
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Negro Leagues
1930
.450
.324
7.0%
8.0%
4.3%
8.3%
1.00
1.23
3.2%
0.8%
.234
.095
1
vs Latin Leagues
305
.402
.353
3.3%
9.4%
4.9%
10.2%
0.67
0.92
2.6%
1.2%
.170
.127
2
vs Major Leagues
22
.284
.297
0.0%
8.0%
4.5%
1.5%
.182
.107
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Kansas City Monarchs
1925
.449
.325
6.9%
8.0%
3.3%
0.8%
.236
.095
5
West All Stars
23
.302
.240
4.3%
8.0%
4.3%
8.3%
1.00
1.23
0.0%
0.6%
.045
.051
1
La Junta de Nuevo Laredo I
305
.402
.353
3.3%
9.4%
4.9%
10.2%
0.67
0.92
2.6%
1.2%
.170
.127
1
South All Stars
4
.737
.341
25.0%
4.3%
0.0%
0.0%
.333
.105

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Gary Ashwill.


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