John Leighton (baseball)

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John Leighton
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Born: October 4, 1861
Peabody, Massachusetts
Died: October 31, 1956(1956-10-31) (aged 95)
Lynn, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 12, 1890, for the Syracuse Stars
Last MLB appearance
July 20, 1890, for the Syracuse Stars
MLB statistics
Batting average .296
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

John Atkinson Leighton (October 4, 1861 – October 31, 1956) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball outfielder with the Syracuse Stars of the American Association. He appeared in seven games for the Stars during the 1890 season. His minor league career stretched from 1887 through 1901 and included a couple of years as a minor league manager, in 1894 and 1908.

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Preceded by
Henry Jones
Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
May 31, 1955 – October 31, 1956
Succeeded by
Dummy Hoy