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
1
0
0
.340
.404
.723
1.127
219
21
SS
11
46
44
10
18
1
2
1
10
3
1
1
0
1
0
0
.409
.422
.591
1.013
171
MULT
22
LF
53
216
198
48
73
10
8
9
53
11
0
16
0
0
1
1
0
1
.369
.419
.636
1.055
201
KCM
NAL
23
CF
41
164
154
30
52
11
3
6
42
18
10
0
0
.338
.378
.565
.943
173
KCM
24
LF
47
193
184
37
67
16
8
3
45
8
9
0
.364
.394
.587
.981
185
KCM
NAL
25
LF
2
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
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
185
MULT
MULT
28
CF
53
214
196
35
69
14
2
7
30
5
17
0
0
1
0
0
.352
.404
.551
.955
207
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
29
124
114
22
42
8
6
4
36
5
9
0
1
.368
.415
.649
1.064
195
MULT
33
CF
34
147
132
32
51
15
2
4
35
7
0
14
0
0
1
0
0
0
.386
.449
.621
1.070
192
13
3
CF
392
1629
1510
307
529
101
43
53
347
80
0
112
3
0
2
5
0
1
.350
.396
.579
.975
186
162 Game Average
673
624
127
219
42
18
22
143
34
0
46
54
0
1
2
0
23
.350
.396
.579
.975
186
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
384
1602
1485
304
521
99
43
53
345
79
110
2
2
5
0
.351
.396
.582
.979
186
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
147
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
468



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
KCM
IND
52
.486
.310
9.6%
7.1%
1.9%
0.4%
5.00
17.75
9.6%
1.9%
.383
.122
46
.445
.343
2.2%
0.9%
2.2%
7.3%
1.00
10.21
2.2%
0.5%
.182
.103
MULT
216
.467
.320
7.4%
0.0%
7.2%
4.2%
0.7%
.268
.105
KCM
NAL
164
.427
.321
6.1%
7.7%
3.7%
0.7%
.227
.094
KCM
193
.449
.319
4.7%
8.9%
1.6%
0.8%
.223
.095
KCM
NAL
7
.000
.310
0.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.072
KCM
NAL
141
.441
.303
9.2%
8.1%
3.5%
0.4%
.227
.078
MULT
178
.426
.305
6.7%
0.6%
7.1%
12.00
2.8%
0.8%
.176
.079
MULT
MULT
214
.446
.297
7.9%
0.0%
6.9%
3.3%
0.5%
.199
.071
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
124
.478
.341
7.3%
9.0%
3.2%
0.8%
.281
.096
MULT
147
.486
.342
9.5%
0.0%
8.4%
2.7%
1.0%
.235
.106
13
3
1629
.444
.319
6.9%
7.8%
2.5%
2.0%
2.33
11.84
3.3%
0.7%
.229
.091
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Kansas City Monarchs
1602
.445
.320
6.9%
7.8%
2.1%
0.5%
3.00
14.35
3.3%
0.7%
.232
.092
5
West All Stars
23
.302
.243
4.3%
8.2%
4.3%
8.2%
1.00
1.26
0.0%
0.6%
.045
.050
1
South All Stars
4
.751
.286
25.0%
4.5%
0.0%
0.3%
.333
.075

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