John Beckwith

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John Beckwith

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

John Beckwith was one of the great power hitters of the Negro Leagues. Primarily remembered as a shortstop, he frequently was assigned as a catcher or first baseman. He played nearly every position in his career.

Negro Leagues Career Statistics[edit]

Year Team League G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB BA SLG
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1919 Chicago Giants independent 4 17 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .222
1920 Chicago Giants NNL 19 70 2 19 4 0 1 1 1 6 .271 .371
1921 Chicago Giants independent 24 91 11 32 4 3 1 4 0 6 .352 .587
1922 Chicago American Giants NNL 46 145 32 52 14 3 6 16 8 19 .359 .621
1923 Chicago American Giants NNL 72 270 36 82 21 9 8 77 5 19 .304 .537
1924 Baltimore Black Sox ECL 33 124 33 46 6 1 7 31 9 13 .371 .605
1925 Baltimore Black Sox ECL 46 172 46 70 11 1 16 42 2 20 .407 .762
1926 Baltimore Black Sox ECL 25 81 19 30 5 1 4 11 1 13 .370 .605
1926 Harrisburg Giants ECL 25 96 21 30 5 3 3 15 2 9 .313 .521
1927 Harrisburg Giants ECL 46 181 41 62 10 2 5 25 2 15 .343 .503
1928 Homestead Grays independent 18 71 8 21 2 1 1 5 0 2 .296 .394
1929 Homestead/Lincoln Giants ANL 29 117 31 46 9 2 8 20 1 7 .393 .709
1930 New York Lincoln Giants independent 22 70 22 33 5 2 5 20 3 8 .471 .814
1931 Baltimore Black Sox independent 30 110 26 40 6 1 11 30 0 8 .364 .736
1932 Newark Browns EWL 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 1.000
1933 New York Black Yankees NNL 5 20 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 .350 .350
1934 Black Yankees/Newark Dodgers NNL 8 17 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .176 .235
1935 Homestead Grays NNL 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125
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Total 16 seasons 456 1664 332 578 104 29 77 302 34 149 .347 .584
per 162 g 2.81 162 591 118 205 37 10 27 107 12 53 .347 .584

Source: Committee on African-American Baseball

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