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John Beckwith

Born: Jan 10, 1900

Death: Jan 4, 1956

Birthplace: Louisville

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

John Beckwith

Date of Birth : Jan 10, 1900
Date of Death : Jan 4, 1956
Birth Place : Louisville

John Christopher Beckwith, nicknamed The Black Bomber, was an American infielder in baseball's Negro Leagues. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he ranked among the Negro Leagues' career leaders in batting average, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. 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.


  • Baseball player

Also known as

  • John Christopher Beckwith
  • The Black Bomber
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