string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
William "Judy" Johnson was an American professional third baseman and manager whose career in Negro league baseball spanned 17 seasons, from 1921 to 1937. Slight of build, Johnson never developed as a power threat but achieved his greatest success as a contact hitter and an intuitive defenseman. As a third baseman, Johnson was often compared with Pie Traynor of the Pittsburgh Pirates, also a Hall of Famer. Johnson hit over .300 seven times in the Negro leagues, with a career high of .416 in 1929, in the days when black players were not permitted to play in the major leagues. Regarded as one of the greatest third basemen of the Negro leagues, in 1975 Johnson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being nominated by the Negro Leagues Committee. Connie Mack, for 50 years the owner-manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, once said, ''If Judy were only white, he could name his own price.''
Following his retirement from baseball as a player, Johnson became a scout for Major League Baseball teams. He was hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1954, becoming one of the first African Americans signed to a coaching position on a major league ball club.
His home at 3701 Kiamensi Road in Marshallton, Delaware where he lived for five decades and died there is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Final Resting Place:
3300 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, Delaware, 19805
Cemetery map of Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware.
Garden of Devotion, Lot 222, Grave 1
Grave Location Description
Enter the cemetery through a secondary entrance at the intersection of South Dupont Road, Faulkland Road and Hwy 100. As you enter the gates stay to the left and it will veer left slightly before coming to an end with a hard right turn. At this bend in the road park your car and look to your left for a pathway to a large sculpture of an open book. Now walk over to the edge of the road, 9 graves to the left of the pathway and 20 feet in you will find the final resting of baseball legend Judy Johnson and his wife.
Grave Location GPS
Read More About Judy Johnson:
Videos Featuring Judy Johnson:
Judy Johnson - Behind The Plaques
Judy Johnson - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies
Black History Month Wilmington Firsts - William "Judy" Johnson
Hall of Fame Baseball Player Judy Johnson - Part 1
Hall of Fame Baseball Player Judy Johnson - Part 2
“Judy, the quality of player you are, you could name your price. If only you was white."
The History of the Negro Leagues Vol. 1 (The Amateur Era)
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