Home Run Johnson (Baseball Player)


Grant U. “Home Run” Johnson was an American shortstop and second baseman in baseball’s Negro Leagues. He played for many of the greatest teams of the deadball era. Born in Findlay, Ohio, he died at age 90 in Buffalo, New York.

About Home Run Johnson

One of the Negro League’s most famous shortstops played for the top teams, including the Cuban X-Giants and the Royal Giants.

Before Fame

Joining the semi-pro Findlay Sluggars in 1894, he got his nickname by recording some 60 home runs that year.


His real first name was Grant.

Family Life

He was born in Findlay, Ohio.


He played alongside Negro League baseball greats like Ted Radcliffe.

Information related to Home Run Johnson

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