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
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
201
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
198
KCM
IND
20
SS
13
52
47
8
16
3
0
5
13
2
5
0
0
.340
.404
.723
1.127
202
KCM
NAL
23
CF
42
170
160
32
55
13
4
6
43
19
10
0
0
.344
.382
.588
.970
179
KCM
NAL
32
CF
29
124
114
22
42
8
6
4
36
5
9
0
1
.368
.415
.649
1.064
195
21
SS
12
50
48
11
18
1
2
1
10
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
.375
.388
.542
.929
151
25
CF
72
312
301
49
104
18
4
8
61
13
10
15
0
1
.346
.367
.512
.878
127
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
55
222
204
35
70
14
2
7
31
5
17
0
0
1
0
0
.343
.394
.534
.928
197
KCM
31
CF
34
143
137
25
40
9
5
4
24
9
6
0
0
.292
.322
.518
.840
141
KCM
NAL
26
CF
33
141
128
28
42
6
4
5
29
9
13
0
.328
.390
.555
.945
196
KCM
NAL
29
CF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
60
KCM
24
LF
47
193
184
37
67
16
8
3
45
8
9
0
.364
.394
.587
.981
185
13
4
CF
494
2070
1929
377
679
133
50
66
442
96
0
133
16
0
2
6
0
1
.352
.394
.575
.970
178
162 Game Average
679
633
124
223
44
16
22
145
33
0
44
34
0
1
2
0
23
.352
.394
.575
.970
178
 
Team Lg Pos
13
Negro Leagues
420
1747
1617
326
570
114
46
57
378
83
0
123
1
0
2
5
0
1
.353
.399
.586
.985
187
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
416
1738
1610
325
567
113
46
58
379
82
121
2
5
0
.352
.398
.588
.986
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
Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
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
387



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
KCM
IND
52
.475
.323
9.6%
6.5%
9.6%
2.0%
.383
.132
50
.410
.341
2.0%
0.0%
7.2%
2.0%
0.5%
.167
.101
MULT
256
.468
.320
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
.305
6.7%
0.6%
7.1%
12.00
2.8%
0.8%
.176
.079
MULT
MULT
222
.434
.298
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
124
.478
.341
7.3%
9.0%
3.2%
0.8%
.281
.096
MULT
225
.498
.347
10.2%
0.0%
9.0%
3.1%
0.9%
.249
.107
13
4
2070
.440
.326
6.4%
8.1%
4.9%
10.0%
0.69
0.94
3.2%
0.8%
.223
.098
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
13
Negro Leagues
1747
.447
.321
7.0%
7.9%
4.3%
8.2%
1.00
1.26
3.3%
0.7%
.233
.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
1738
.448
.322
7.0%
7.9%
3.3%
0.8%
.235
.093
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
Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
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
.325
25.0%
4.4%
0.0%
0.0%
.333
.100

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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