Born: 1909 in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Charles Johnson, a pitcher and outfielder with the Chicago American Giants of the Negro League, died on June 10, 2006 in Chicago. Ill. He was 96. Johnson had been battling prostate cancer.
According to his obituary, Johnson played in the 1930s. He also played on barnstorming teams across the United States and Canada.
Following his career in baseball, he worked to push Major League Baseball to offer former Negro League baseball players pensions.