John Woolf Beall
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1913
- Final Game July 16, 1918
- Born March 12, 1882 in Beltsville, MD USA
- Died June 14, 1926 in Beltsville, MD USA
Johnny Beall played four years in the major leagues, appearing with four different clubs. In all, he was in 58 games and hit .253, playing all of the outfield positions. He was a 31-year-old rookie and came back at ages 33, 34, and 36.
According to Sporting Life in a couple issues in 1908, Johnny played amateur ball a few seasons previously in Washington, DC, and in 1908 was a top semi-pro center fielder for the Logan Square team in Chicago. He signed in 1908 with the Chicago White Sox for the following season, but did not make a major league appearance until 1913. In the minors, he spent six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and three with the Denver Grizzlies. The 1911 Grizzlies were chosen as one of the top 100 minor league teams by MiLB, and Johnny had the second highest batting average on the team. The following year, he had a even higher batting average.
The SABR biography of Charlie Ferguson refers to a Johnny Beall who managed the Minneapolis Millers in 1901, which is clearly not the same Johnny as this one. This Johnny was sometimes referred to in the press as John Beall.
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