Washington, Johnny


Born: April 20, 1930

Johnny was a versatile athlete who played pitcher, first base and outfield.

Johnny played for the Houston Eagles in 1948, then the Chicago American Giants in 1949, and agin for the Houston Eagles in 1950.

He joined the U.S. Marines in 1951, serving in the Korean War.  He played on the U.S. Marine National Championship team in 1952.. While in the Marines, he was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star.