Lloyd, Pop

John Henry Lloyd
Born: April 25, 1884, Palatka, Florida
Died: March 19, 1965, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Bats: 
Left
Throws: 
Right
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 1977
Biography: 

A line-drive hitter whose extraordinary skills at shortstop drew favorable comparisons to Honus Wagner, John Henry Lloyd was one of the best black players of the Dead Ball Era. Although a consummate gentleman off the field, Lloyd was an aggressive, fearless baserunner on it, and was also one of the best hitters of his era. He had great range and large, steady hands that led Cuban fans to dub him El Cuchara (The Shovel). The easygoing Lloyd later became a player-manager and was given the affectionate nickname Pop by the young players he mentored.

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Did You Know: 
that Pop Lloyd once caught a game while wearing a wire wastepaper basket to protect his face because his team could not afford to buy a real catcher's mask?
I am honored to have John Lloyd called the black Wagner. It is a privilege to have been compared to him.
Honus Wagner