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Si Johnson

Si Johnson
Born: (1906-10-05)October 5, 1906
Danway, Illinois
Died: May 12, 1994(1994-05-12) (aged 87)
Sheridan, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1928, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1947, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 101–165
Earned run average 4.09
Innings pitched 2,281⅓
Strikeouts 840

Silas Kenneth Johnson (October 5, 1906 – May 12, 1994) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 492 Major League games pitched over 17 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds (1928–36), St. Louis Cardinals (1936–38), Philadelphia Phillies (1940–43 and 1946) and Boston Braves (1946–47). He was born in Danway, near Ottawa, Illinois.

He led the National League in Losses in 1931 (19) and 1934 (22). Johnson also led the National League in Earned Runs Allowed (125) in 1934.

In 17 seasons he had a 101-165 Win-Loss record, 492 Games, 272 Games Started, 108 Complete Games, 13 Shutouts, 115 Games Finished, 15 Saves, 2,281 ⅓ Innings Pitched, 2,510 Hits Allowed, 1,226 Runs Allowed, 1,036 Earned Runs Allowed, 120 Home Runs Allowed, 687 Walks Allowed, 840 Strikeouts, 36 Hit Batsmen, 26 Wild Pitches, 9,903 Batters Faced, 3 Balks and a 4.09 ERA.

He died in Sheridan, Illinois at the age of 87.[1]


  1. ^ (NorwegianAmerican.comSi Johnson

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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