Leonard Johnson

Leonard Johnson, born October 19th, 1919 in Readland, AR,1 was a professional baseball player in the Negro American League, Mexican League and Mandak league from about 1940-1951.


Leonard Johnson was the son of Joshua Johnson and Mary (nee Doswell) Johnson.2 He grew up in Readland, AR near Eudora, AR in southeast Arkansas.

Johnson, a right-handed pitcher, began his professional baseball career as early as 1940 with the Piney Woods Giant Collegians of Piney Woods, MS.3 The following year, he was with the Palmer House Stars of Chicago.4 In 1946, Johnson was with the Chicago Brown Bombers.5


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

Statistics at the Seamheads Negro Leagues database.