Home Run Johnson

Shortstop

1893—1923

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
NR
Shortstop RANK
#53

Player Detail

Grant
GIVEN NAME
Johnson
SURNAME
September 23, 1872, in Findlay, Ohio
BORN
September 4, 1963, in Buffalo, New York
DIED
1893—1923
Playing Career
Played from 20-50
PLAYING AGE
Findlay Sluggers (1893–1894)
Page Fence Giants (1895–1898)
Chicago Columbia Giants (1899, 1901–1902)
Chicago Unions (1900)
Cuban X-Giants (1903–1904)
Philadelphia Giants (1905)
Brooklyn Royal Giants (1906–1909, 1912)
Leland Giants (1910)
Chicago Giants (1911)
New York Lincoln Giants (1913–1914)
Pittsburgh Colored Stars of Buffalo (1916–1917, 1919–1921)
Buffalo Giants (1923)
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Page Fence Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1896, 1903
World Series titles
Home Run
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
R / R
BATTED / THREW
1893
Major League Debut
1923
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Home Run Johnson?

One of the greatest power hitters in black baseball during the deadball era, Johnson played nearly three decades.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Johnson was the shortstop and team captain of the Page Fence Giants, a super team that played out of Adrian, Michigan, and typically ranked among the best negro league clubs in the country.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
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Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
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FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
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NA
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PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
NR
NR

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Home Run Johnson Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Johnson
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AVG SS

Home Run Johnson Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
53
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
44
19
34
8
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Home Run Johnson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
BLUE = Home Run Johnson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
BLUE = Home Run Johnson
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).