John Wesley Donaldson (February 20, 1891 – April 12, 1970) was an American baseball pitcher in Pre-Negro league and Negro league baseball. He was born in Glasgow, Missouri.
Researchers have documented only portions of his career. Published totals from local newspaper accounts covering his 30-plus year career provide a glimpse at his prowess on the diamond. A record of 381 wins and 141 losses with 4,445 strikeouts have been discovered, as research teams continue looking through data. Over 150 games that Donaldson pitched in state no strikeout game totals, consequently his overall totals are under-reported.
Printed box scores reveal 378 wins and 84 losses and a winning percentage of .737. He also notched 4,409 strikeouts, an ERA of 1.37, and 86 shutouts against all levels of competition. He completed 296 of 322 starts (92%).
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