Judy Johnson

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Birthdate 10/26/1899
Death Date 6/15/1989
Debut Year 1833
Year of Induction 1975
Teams Negro Leagues
Positions Scout, Third Base

After a Hall of Fame career as a third baseman in the Negro Leagues, Judy Johnson became a Major League scout working for four different teams.

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Judy Johnson handwritten letter to a fan dated November 12, 1975

Judy Johnson handwritten letter to a fan dated November 12, 1975

One of the premier third baseman Negro League history, Judy Johnson was an outstanding fielder and a clutch hitter during his playing career that spanned from 1923-1937. Johnson broke in with the Hilldale Club of the Eastern Colored League as a 23-year old. In 1924 his second season, Johnson hit .33

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