Tom Johnson (baseball, born 1889)

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Thomas Jefferson "College Boy" Johnson
Born: (1889-04-22)April 22, 1889
Bryan, Texas
Died: September 22, 1926(1926-09-22) (aged 37)
Chicago, IL
Batted: Right Threw: Right

Thomas Jefferson "College Boy" Johnson (April 22, 1889 – September 22, 1926) was an American pitcher in Negro League baseball, playing most of his career in the Pre-Negro League years.

1919 Chicago American Giants

Johnson played for several teams, but he played most of his career for the Chicago American Giants.

Nicknamed "College Boy" or "School Boy" Johnson, Tom Johnson attended Morris Brown College in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

In 1917, 28 year-old Johnson registered for the WWI draft. He lists his current occupation as "Base Ball Player" for Rube Foster. His current address is 3247 Wentworth Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Johnson also lists himself as married and lists his wife and child as dependents.[2]

Johnson died in Chicago at the age of 37, and was buried in the Lincoln Cemetery at Blue Island, IL.


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