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John Lennon

  • Bats Right , Throws Right
  • Height 6'0" , Weight 215 lb.

[edit] Biographical Information

John Lennon played two years in the minor leagues (1955-1956). Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Martin Lennon, who was a New York City policeman. His grandparents had come from Ireland. He was the youngest of 7 children and had four brothers and two sisters. Two of the brothers joined an uncle on the New York Fire Department, he also joined the NYFD at age 25. An older brother, Bob Lennon, played with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs. Lennon played with the Muskogee Giants in the Sooner State League from 1955 to 1956 and with the Northern League's St. Cloud Rox in 1956.

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Principal sources for John Lennon include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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