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


All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
3
1944
1947
0.6
1
1943
1943
0.1
1
1939
1939
0.0
2
1943
1948
0.0
1
1940
1940
0.0
Center Field Yrs First Last
13
1935
1948
24.7
4
1937
1940
3.0
3
1935
1937
1.6
1
1937
1937
0.2
1
1943
1943
0.0

Right Field Yrs First Last
8
1937
1947
10.8
4
1943
1948
5.4
6
1935
1940
3.3
2
1935
1936
1.0
1
1940
1940
0.6
Shortstop Yrs First Last
6
1939
1944
6.1
2
1946
1947
1.5
2
1937
1938
0.7
1
1940
1940
0.6
1
1948
1948
0.4
Second Base Yrs First Last
3
1942
1944
6.5
10
1935
1944
4.9
5
1937
1941
2.5
1
1940
1940
0.6
2
1947
1948
0.3
Third Base Yrs First Last
8
1940
1948
2.7
1
1937
1937
1.6
2
1936
1937
1.1
3
1936
1943
0.4
1
1935
1935
0.2
First Base Yrs First Last
9
1938
1948
3.2
3
1935
1938
1.3
1
1940
1940
0.1
1
1948
1948
0.1
1
1940
1940
0.1
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
7
1939
1947
3.7
7
1937
1944
1.1
3
1946
1948
0.9
3
1935
1948
0.6
3
1936
1938
0.4
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
12
1936
1948
22.6
7
1935
1947
13.6
1
1940
1940
7.5
5
1942
1948
6.5
6
1937
1942
6.0
4
1939
1943
5.8
4
1941
1948
4.7
6
1940
1946
4.7
4
1940
1944
4.0
5
1935
1939
3.9
2
1937
1938
1.7
4
1943
1947
1.6
2
1935
1941
1.4
6
1935
1940
1.1
1
1940
1940
1.0
1
1940
1940
0.9
1
1937
1937
0.9
2
1947
1948
0.9
1
1940
1940
0.8
1
1936
1936
0.7
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
2
1942
1943
0.5
2
1936
1937
0.3
3
1937
1943
0.3
2
1938
1942
0.3
1
1943
1943
0.3
1
1937
1937
0.3
1
1948
1948
0.3
1
1941
1941
0.2
1
1948
1948
0.2
1
1936
1936
0.1
1
1939
1939
0.1
1
1939
1939
0.1
2
1937
1938
0.1
1
1948
1948
0.1
1
1940
1940
0.1
1
1938
1938
0.1
1
1948
1948
0.1
1
1940
1940
0.0
2
1943
1944
-0.1
1
1948
1948
-0.1

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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