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Si Johnson


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Some claim “Si” Johnson is the man who made Babe Ruth retire. In 1935, coming off his three-homer day against Pittsburgh, The Babe faced Si and the Cincinnati Reds, during “Babe Ruth Day.” Babe struck out three times. Si said he threw only fastballs to the Babe. Si pitched a complete game, winning 6-3. Si has twice led the league in losses, with 19 in ’31, and 22 in ’34. In 1932 he won 13 games against 15 losses. He is 5’ 11” and 185 pounds. He throws and swings the bat from the right side.


Birth Date: October 5, 1906
Birth Location: Danway, IL
Death Date: May 12, 1994
Death Location: Sheridan IL, USA
Weight: 185 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 11, 1928
Final Game Date: September 25, 1947
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 492
At Bats: 709
Runs: 29
Hits: 87
Doubles: 4
Triples: 1
Home Runs: 0
RBIs: 20
Stolen Bases: 0
Base on Balls: 20
Batting Average: 0.123
Position: Pitcher

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