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
100
NE
NN2
21
SP
1
2
.333
7
4
1
0
0
35.1
21
17
27
1
21
17
1
1
149
4.33
114
TC/NE
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
232
HG
NN2
24
SP
4
0
1.000
7
3
3
2
0
36.2
14
12
28
11
21
5
0
2.95
134
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
182
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
1
.800
9
7
6
2
0
58.2
11
10
48
1
15
32
2
0
3
244
1.53
233
30
SP
4
5
.444
15
12
7
1
0
90.2
44
36
89
3
28
63
2
0
2
388
3.57
108
10
5
SP
43
23
.652
109
75
46
10
2
625.2
253
212
578
10
174
344
12
0
12
1840
3.05
133
162 Game Average
16
9
.652
40
28
17
4
1
231.1
94
78
214
5
64
127
5
0
4
978
3.05
133
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
43
23
.652
108
74
45
10
2
620.2
253
212
575
10
173
340
12
0
12
1819
3.07
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
15
9
4
0
0
78.1
48
39
75
4
33
40
1
0
1
297
4.48
114
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
2
7
.222
9
8
5
0
0
58.1
23
16
56
11
25
1
2
2.47
164
6
Homestead Grays
SP
37
13
.740
82
57
36
10
2
481.0
180
155
439
6
129
273
10
0
9
1507
2.90
135
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
28
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
1.53
13.5%
11.4%
6.4%
8.3%
2.11
1.37
2.1%
1.5%
NE
NN2
21
SP
35.1
1.36
1.49
11.4%
11.2%
14.1%
9.1%
0.81
1.23
0.7%
1.4%
TC/NE
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
1.73
HG
NN2
24
SP
36.2
1.06
1.34
14.4%
10.2%
7.5%
7.7%
1.91
1.33
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
1.44
13.6%
13.7%
5.9%
9.3%
2.31
1.27
0.1%
0.9%
HG
NN2
27
SP
14.1
1.40
1.37
14.5%
10.2%
8.1%
7.2%
1.80
1.42
MULT
MULT
28
SP
58.2
1.07
1.33
13.1%
12.4%
6.1%
8.5%
2.13
1.54
0.4%
0.5%
30
SP
90.2
1.29
1.38
16.2%
12.7%
7.2%
9.5%
2.25
1.57
0.8%
0.5%
10
5
SP
625.2
1.20
1.40
13.2%
12.5%
6.7%
8.9%
1.98
1.42
0.5%
0.9%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
10
Negro Leagues
620.2
1.21
1.40
13.1%
12.5%
6.7%
8.9%
1.97
1.42
0.5%
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
78.1
1.38
1.50
12.0%
11.2%
9.9%
8.6%
1.21
1.30
1.3%
1.4%
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
58.1
1.15
1.35
10.5%
13.7%
4.6%
8.2%
2.27
1.69
6
Homestead Grays
SP
481.0
1.18
1.39
13.6%
12.5%
6.4%
9.0%
2.12
1.40
0.4%
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
NE
NN2
20
SP
6
141
130
23
40
7
2
3
7
9
19
0
2
2
.308
.353
.462
.814
NE
NN2
21
SP
7
149
121
21
27
5
1
1
1
21
17
1
6
5
.223
.343
.306
.648
TC/NE
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
MULT
26
SP
36
882
816
63
191
20
8
1
11
52
120
3
10
0
0
.234
.282
.282
.564
HG
NN2
27
SP
3
11
15
5
9
0
MULT
MULT
28
SP
9
244
222
11
48
7
1
1
2
15
32
2
3
4
1
.216
.275
.270
.545
30
SP
15
388
352
44
89
11
9
3
6
1
28
63
0
2
6
0
5
.253
.312
.361
.672
10
5
SP
109
1840
1674
253
578
51
22
10
30
1
174
344
2
12
29
0
13
.243
.299
.317
.617
 
Team Lg Pos
10
Negro Leagues
108
1819
1654
253
575
50
22
10
30
1
173
340
2
12
29
0
13
.244
.301
.319
.619
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
15
297
257
48
75
12
3
4
8
33
40
1
8
7
.261
.343
.377
.720
2
Pittsburgh Crawfords
SP
9
23
56
11
25
2
.000
.000
.000
.000
6
Homestead Grays
SP
82
1507
1383
180
439
37
19
6
20
0
129
273
2
9
20
6
.239
.292
.307
.599
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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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, Wayne Stivers, 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