John Williams

John Williams was a Negro baseball player in 1948 with the Chicago American Giants. He resided in Hot Springs, AR.


Before playing baseball, Williams was a police officer in Hot Springs, AR.1

Not to be confused with Johnny Williams, pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns in 1948.


John Williams.
John Williams.
"First base job is still a worry. There are two likely candidates. One is so sure that he can make the team that he has resigned from the Hot Springs, Ark., police force. His name is Williams."2

"On first [for the Chicago American Giants] was John Williams, policeman from Hot Springs, Ark."1

"The Giants have released Bernell Longest and Jesse Williams, coast first baseman, who was nosed out of a job by John Williams, former policeman in Hot Springs, Ark."3


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

1. Chicago Defender, 5/1/1948
2. Chicago Defender, 4/10/1948
3. Chicago Defender, 5/15/1948