John Beckwith (baseball)
|Utility infielder / Manager|
|Born: January 10, 1900|
|Died: January 4, 1956 (aged 55)|
New York City
|1916, for the Montgomery Grey Sox|
|1938, for the Brooklyn Royal Giants|
The right-handed Beckwith battled fellow Negro League third baseman Jud Wilson for supremacy at that position during the 1920s. For the years he didn't play third, he was also an All-Star shortstop, though much of his value and playing time occurred at third base. Defensively, it appears that he was steady with the glove based on anecdotal evidence, though not outstanding.
Beckwith died in New York City, six days before his 56th birthday.
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Baseball Hall of Fame candidate biography at the Wayback Machine (archived February 7, 2006)
- John Beckwith's batting statistics from the Hall of Fame's Negro League project at the Wayback Machine (archived July 25, 2006)
- John Beckwith's thread at the Baseball Think Factory Hall of Merit
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