John Henry “Pop” Lloyd

John Henry "Pop" Lloyd

Class of: 1998

Sport: Negro Leagues

John Henry "Pop" LloydJohn Henry “Pop” Lloyd was a baseball player and manager in the Negro Leagues. He is considered by many to be the greatest shortstop in Negro League history. Some, including Babe Ruth have said that Lloyd is the greatest baseball player in the history of the game.

Lloyd was a heavy hitter; however, he was an expert place-hitter and bunter. He was one of the most sought after Negro league players of his generation. The native of Palatka, FL is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and had a career batting average of .343.