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
216
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
62
256
236
53
87
12
10
11
62
12
0
18
0
0
1
1
0
1
.369
.416
.644
1.060
199
KCM
NAL
23
CF
42
170
160
32
55
13
4
6
43
19
10
0
0
.344
.382
.588
.970
179
KCM
24
LF
47
193
184
37
67
16
8
3
45
8
9
0
.364
.394
.587
.981
185
25
CF
72
312
301
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.346
.367
.512
.878
127
KCM
NAL
26
CF
33
141
128
28
42
6
4
5
29
9
13
0
.328
.390
.555
.945
196
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
CF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
60
KCM
31
CF
34
143
137
25
40
9
5
4
24
9
6
0
0
.292
.322
.518
.840
141
KCM
NAL
32
CF
38
167
154
29
56
13
7
5
46
7
12
0
1
.364
.410
.636
1.046
182
MULT
33
CF
53
225
201
45
79
25
2
7
58
8
0
23
0
0
1
0
0
0
.393
.458
.642
1.100
197
13
4
CF
503
2113
1969
384
693
138
51
67
452
98
0
136
16
0
2
6
0
1
.352
.394
.576
.970
178
162 Game Average
681
634
124
223
44
16
22
146
33
0
44
34
0
1
2
0
23
.352
.394
.576
.970
178
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Negro Leagues
429
1790
1657
333
584
119
47
58
388
85
0
126
1
0
2
5
0
1
.352
.399
.586
.985
186
1
vs Latin Leagues
70
305
294
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.354
.375
.524
.899
132
1
vs Major Leagues
4
18
18
2
5
1
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
.278
.278
.500
.778
132
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
425
1781
1650
332
581
118
47
59
389
84
124
2
5
0
.352
.398
.588
.986
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
.308
9.6%
6.2%
9.6%
2.0%
.383
.126
50
.410
.341
2.0%
0.0%
7.2%
2.0%
0.5%
.167
.101
MULT
256
.468
.322
7.0%
0.0%
7.3%
4.3%
0.8%
.275
.107
KCM
NAL
170
.437
.322
5.9%
7.7%
3.5%
0.7%
.244
.095
KCM
193
.449
.319
4.7%
8.9%
1.6%
0.8%
.223
.095
312
.393
.352
3.2%
4.8%
9.4%
0.67
2.6%
1.2%
.166
.126
KCM
NAL
141
.441
.302
9.2%
8.1%
3.5%
0.4%
.227
.077
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
4
.240
.297
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.069
KCM
143
.385
.332
4.2%
8.4%
2.8%
0.9%
.226
.085
KCM
NAL
167
.469
.350
7.2%
9.4%
3.0%
0.8%
.273
.101
MULT
225
.498
.348
10.2%
0.0%
9.1%
3.1%
0.9%
.249
.108
13
4
2113
.440
.326
6.4%
8.2%
4.9%
10.0%
0.69
0.94
3.2%
0.8%
.224
.098
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Negro Leagues
1790
.447
.322
7.0%
8.0%
4.3%
8.3%
1.00
1.23
3.2%
0.7%
.234
.093
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
1
vs Major Leagues
18
.347
.305
0.0%
7.7%
5.6%
1.8%
.222
.112
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Kansas City Monarchs
1781
.447
.323
7.0%
8.0%
3.3%
0.8%
.236
.094
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, 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