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John Donaldson

John Wesley Donaldson

Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 20, 1891 in Glasgow, Missouri, US
Died: April 12, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, US

Minor League Stats

Negro Leagues Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L W-L% RAvg G GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1916 25 Kansas City INDP Non 2 0 1.000 4.20 2 2 2 0 15.0 12 7 6 19 2 0 1.200 7.2 3.6 11.4 3.17
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non 3 4 .429 3.00 8 7 7 0 60.0 41 20 13 45 2 0 0.900 6.2 2.0 6.8 3.46
1918 27 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 6 5 .545 2.87 13 11 10 2 103.1 96 33 30 51 2 1 1.219 8.4 2.6 4.4 1.70
1918 27 Brooklyn INDP Non 3 4 .429 2.73 8 7 7 1 66.0 66 20 18 32 0 1 1.273 9.0 2.5 4.4 1.78
1918 27 Indianapolis INDP Non 3 1 .750 3.13 5 4 3 1 37.1 30 13 12 19 2 0 1.125 7.2 2.9 4.6 1.58
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non 5 5 .500 3.28 11 10 9 2 85.0 68 31 29 38 2 0 1.141 7.2 3.1 4.0 1.31
1920 29 Kansas City NNL NgM 6 4 .600 3.70 8 7 1 75.1 72 31 18 45 0 0 1.195 8.6 2.2 5.4 2.50
1921 30 Kansas City NNL NgM 1 2 .333 5.27 3 1 0 41.0 36 24 10 13 0 0 1.122 7.9 2.2 2.9 1.30
6 Seasons 23 20 .535 3.46 34 41 36 5 379.2 325 146 106 211 8 1 1.135 7.7 2.5 5.0 1.99
Non (4 seasons) Non 16 14 .533 3.11 34 30 28 4 263.1 217 91 78 153 8 1 1.120 7.4 2.7 5.2 1.96
NgM (2 seasons) NgM 7 6 .538 4.26 11 8 1 116.1 108 55 28 58 0 0 1.169 8.4 2.2 4.5 2.07

Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1916 25 Kansas City INDP Non 6 20 20 2 6 1 1 0 3 1 0 .300 .300 .450 .750 9 0
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non 15 60 50 6 13 2 0 0 10 2 8 .260 .362 .300 .662 15 2
1918 27 27.0 2 Teams 1 Lg Non 20 78 67 10 22 3 3 0 9 1 9 .328 .408 .463 .871 31 2
1918 27 Brooklyn INDP Non 14 60 53 7 17 2 2 0 6 1 5 .321 .379 .434 .813 23 2
1918 27 Indianapolis INDP Non 6 18 14 3 5 1 1 0 3 0 4 .357 .500 .571 1.071 8 0
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non 33 116 98 10 17 1 2 1 14 0 7 .173 .229 .255 .484 25 11
1920 29 Kansas City NNL NgM 249 225 13 72 11 2 3 16 9 13 .320 .357 .427 .784 96 11
1921 30 Kansas City NNL NgM 290 279 24 82 9 6 0 3 11 0 .294 .294 .369 .663 103 11
1922 31 Kansas City NNL NgM 96 91 13 27 6 1 1 2 1 3 .297 .319 .418 .737 38 2
1923 32 Kansas City NNL NgM 40 37 7 13 3 0 0 5 0 3 .351 .400 .432 .832 16 0
1924 33 Kansas City NNL NgM 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0
1931 40 Kansas City NNL NgM 82 78 8 22 0 0 0 0 1 2 .282 .300 .282 .582 22 2
1934 43 Kansas City INDP Non 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
11 Seasons 74 1037 951 93 275 36 15 5 62 26 45 .289 .321 .374 .696 356 41
Non (5 seasons) Non 74 275 236 28 58 7 6 1 36 4 24 .246 .315 .339 .654 80 15
NgM (6 seasons) NgM 762 715 65 217 29 9 4 26 22 21 .303 .323 .386 .709 276 26

Negro Leagues Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% SB lgCS% PO
1916 25 Kansas City INDP Non P 2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 10
1916 25 Kansas City INDP Non LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non RF 5 7 6 0 1 0 .857 0
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non P 8 20 1 15 4 0 .800 4
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non CF 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0
1917 26 Kansas City INDP Non 1B 1 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 0
1918 27 2 Teams 1 Lg Non P 13 43 7 34 2 2 .953 5
1918 27 Brooklyn INDP Non RF 3 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0
1918 27 Brooklyn INDP Non P 8 29 3 24 2 2 .931 2
1918 27 Brooklyn INDP Non LF 4 8 6 1 1 0 .875 0
1918 27 Indianapolis INDP Non P 5 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 3
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non RF 8 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 0
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non P 11 38 2 35 1 1 .974 10
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non LF 11 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0
1919 28 Detroit INDP Non CF 4 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0
4 Seasons 78 183 80 93 10 4 .945 29
P (4 seasons) P 34 107 10 90 7 3 .935 29
LF (4 seasons) LF 20 31 29 1 1 0 .968 0
RF (3 seasons) RF 16 30 27 2 1 0 .967 0
CF (2 seasons) CF 7 9 8 0 1 0 .889 0
1B (1 season) 1B 1 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 0

Sabr ID: 32eec137

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