Definitions for "John Ball"
John Dudley Ball (1911-1988), writing as "John Ball", was an American author best known for novels involving the character Virgil Tibbs, first introduced in 1965 in In the Heat of the Night. Tibbs was an African-American police detective from Pasadena who in the first book of the series must solve a murder in a racist small town in the American South. That novel won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was made into a movie of the same name starring Sidney Poitier.
John Ball, Jr. (December 24, 1861 – December 2, 1940) was a prominent English amateur golfer of the late 19th and early 20th century.
John Ball (August 20, 1818 - October 21, 1889) was an Irish politician, naturalist and Alpine traveller, eldest son of an Irish judge, Nicholas Ball, born in Dublin.