Johnny Stuart

This article is about a baseball pitcher. For the expert on Russian art and author of "Rockers!", see Johnny Stuart (author).

John Davis Stuart (April 27, 1901, Clinton, Tenn. May 13, 1970, Charleston, W.Va.), nicknamed "Blood," was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1922 to 1925 after pitching at Ohio State University. He coached Marshall University basketball and baseball, winning four straight West Virginia Athletic Conference titles for the Herd from 1928-31, and had 11 players named to the All-West Virginia team and one, Johnny Watson, who signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1930. He was 67-21-1 at Marshall baseball. He was 496-29 as the Marshall basketball coach (1927-31), losing the WVIAC title to Glenville State late in his best season, 12-3 in 1929-30. He was an assistant coach for Marshall football from 1927-31, helping the Herd to win WVIAC titles in 1928 and 1931, with Marshall going 27-15-3 during his time on the sidelines for the Herd.

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