Hometown: Simpson, N.C.
Sport: Baseball (1983-86)
Coaches: Hal Baird and Gary Overton
Arguably one of the greatest baseball players ever at East Carolina, Winfred
Johnson made an indelible mark on the Pirate program. Johnson played four seasons
for the Pirates from 1983-86, becoming one of the most versatile players ever.
He set 18 season and 21 career records at ECU, including the standards for
career home runs (70), runs batted in (221), and pitching victories (35). He is the only
player in NCAA history to hit 70 home runs and post 35 pitching victories.
During his four seasons, he led ECU to a 117-54-1 record, including an appearance
in the NCAA Tournament in 1984 and two ECAC South championships (1984 and 1985).
He was named Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Year in 1985 and was a
first-team All-America selection in 1986.