John Gresham Echols
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 24, 1939
- Final Game May 29, 1939
- Born January 9, 1917 in Atlanta, GA USA
- Died November 12, 1972 in Atlanta, GA USA
Johnny Echols, according to a site on the web, was signed at a tryout camp along with Marty Marion, and was given a four-year contract. It wasn't in writing, and Kenesaw Landis had to intervene after Echols was released to get him paid. According to Marion in the article, Echols was a top high school player, very polished. See Oral History, Marty Marion.