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Johnny Vander Meer


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Johnny compiled a legendary rookie season in 1938, when he garnered 15 wins against 10 losses, a 3.12 ERA, and was the NL’s starting pitcher in the All-Star game at Crosley Field. He made history when he pitched a no-hitter against Boston on June 11, and a no-hitter against Brooklyn on June 15, becoming the only pitcher in big league history to throw consecutive no-hitters. Purists argue that the second game was the first-ever played under the bulbs at Ebbets Field, and that the hitters were not acclimated to artificial light.


Birth Date: November 2, 1914
Birth Location: Prospect Park, NJ
Death Date: October 6, 1997
Death Location: Tampa FL, USA
Weight: 190 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: B
Throws: L
Debut Date: April 22, 1937
Final Game Date: May 7, 1951
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 382
At Bats: 685
Runs: 58
Hits: 104
Doubles: 12
Triples: 2
Home Runs: 1
RBIs: 26
Stolen Bases: 1
Base on Balls: 41
Batting Average: 0.152
Position: Pitcher

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