Johnson, Grant - Homerun
GRANT ‘HOMERUN’ JOHNSON
Obituary from The Findlay Ohio Morning News Courier, Thursday, September 6th, 1953 ->
Born: Sept 21, 1864
Career: 1895 - 1916
A shortstop who played his career before the formation of the Negro leagues and was a founding member of the renowned Page Fence Giants, one of the best black teams in the Midwest before 1900.
Moved to Chicago as a star on the best early teams there, then played with topflight teams on the East coast, including the Cuban X-Giants, Philadelphia Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants and Lincoln Giants…Credited with high batting averages during the prime of his playing career, with enough power in the deadball era to earn his nickname.