Washington was born in Chicago and attended that city's Morgan Park High School, graduating in 1949.
Washington received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Doctors advised him to abandon baseball because of injuries he received during military service. He continued to play in minor leagues until 1959 and in the Chicago and Midwest League until 1963.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Johnny Washington's page on The History Makers site
The Official Website of Johnny "LEFTY" Washington: http://www.leftyawarrior.net/
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