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Willard Brown

Willard Jessie Brown

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 26, 1915 in Shreveport, Louisiana, US
Died: August 4, 1996 in Houston, Texas, US
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 2006.
   View Willard Brown Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Major League Stats / Minor League Stats / View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject

Negro Leagues Batting

193520Kansas CityINDPNon2725513303312.520.5561.0001.556250
193621Kansas CityINDPNon1100000000.
193722Kansas CityNALNgM17817436582761763.333.345.529.873921
193722Kansas CityNALNgM
193823Kansas CityNALNgM78781427513790.346.346.551.897430
193823Kansas CityNALNgM
193924Kansas CityNALNgM72701022521852.314.333.486.819340
193924Kansas CityNALNgM
194025Kansas CityNALNgM4400000000.
194025Kansas CityNALNgM
194126Kansas CityNALNgM928719303321945.345.380.517.898450
194126Kansas CityNALNgM
194227Kansas CityNALNgM13312728477252536.370.398.575.973730
194227Kansas CityNALNgM
194328Kansas CityNALNgM79791527303620.342.342.494.835390
194328Kansas CityNALNgM
194429Kansas CityNALNgM4401000000.
194429Kansas CityNALNgM
194631Kansas CityNALNgM10910615276422183.255.275.443.719470
194631Kansas CityNALNgM
194732Kansas CityNALNgM615712213521804.368.410.7021.112400
194732Kansas CityNALNgM
194833Kansas CityNALNgM928618315131546.360.402.547.949470
194833Kansas CityNALNgM
194934Kansas CityNALNgM3300000000.
194934Kansas CityNALNgM
14 Seasons9339011723044225301394231.337.359.539.8994861
Non (2 seasons)Non2826513303312.500.536.9621.497250
NgM (12 seasons)NgM9058751672913925271364129.333.354.527.8814611
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 49784799

About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data


This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.


Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data