Born October 26, 1899 - Died June 14, 1989In 1975 William Julius "Judy" Johnson became the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, 1921 through 1936, Johnson was considered the best third baseman in the Negro Leagues. In 1935, Johnson served as captain of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, a team that also featured Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell. Later he served as a scout for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Milwaukee Braves. This house, where Johnson and his wife Anita lived for 55 years, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
|Placed By||Delaware State Archives|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 445744 N 4397787|
|Decimal Degrees||39.72825000, -75.63310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 43.695', W 75° 37.986'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 43' 41.70" N, 75° 37' 59.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3701 Kiamensi Ave, Wilmington DE 19808, US|
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