John William Rawlings
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 158 lb.
- Debut April 14, 1914
- Final Game September 13, 1926
- Born August 17, 1892 in Bloomfield, IA USA
- Died October 16, 1972 in Inglewood, CA USA
Rawlings, although not a strong hitter, was good enough to play for John McGraw's pennant winning New York Giants in 1921-22, and in the 1921 World Series he hit .333 with 3 doubles. Late in his career he was also on the pennant-winning 1925 Pirates although he did not appear in post-season play.
He split his rookie season of 1914 between the NL Cincinnati Reds and the FL Kansas City Packers. He stayed with the Packers in 1915 but then spent the rest of his major league career in the National League, through 1926.
1916, though, was spent in the minors at Toledo, for whom he had 13 triples. After his major league career he also played in the minors through 1930, ending up in Los Angeles.
He later died in the Los Angeles area in 1972.
The book Baseball in Long Beach has a photo of Rawlings in 1926. He was there playing in the California Winter League.
- Won three World Series with the New York Giants (1921 & 1922) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1925) (he did not play in the 1922 and 1925 World Series)