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William Julius "Judy" Johnson
Birth: Oct. 26, 1899
Snow Hill
Worcester County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1989
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball Player. Nick named "Judy", he was the first African American to ever be elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1975. A skilled base runner and contact hitter with .300 batting average or better, he was considered the top third baseman in the Negro League of the 1920s and 1930s. He played for the Darby Daisies, Hilldale, Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. In the inaugural Negro League World Series 1924, he led the Hilldale club with a .341 average. From 1932 to 1936, he served as team captain for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, perhaps the Negro Leagues greatest dynasty. After the racial barriers were broken in American baseball, Johnson scouted for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1954, he became the first black coach in the majors and worked for the Philadelphia Phillies, from 1959 to 1973. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Silverbrook Cemetery
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Plot: Garden of Devotion, Lot 222
GPS (lat/lon): 39.74882, -75.59269
 
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Record added: Dec 14, 2000
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