16. Bob Johnson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 26, 1905 in Pryor, OK USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 12, 1933
  • Final Game: September 23, 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
 
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Bob Johnson was a very good player who arguably had the misfortune of playing for the Philadelphia Athletics at a time when they were not that good.  As such, many of his accomplishments went unnoticed, but that is one of the reasons why we are here.

Johnson would make his debut for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1933, where he would take over at Leftfield.  He would play for the Athletics for ten seasons, where he showed off power and good plate discipline.  Johnson would have at least 20 Home Runs in his first nine years, with three of them exceeding the 30 plateau.  From 1935 to 1941, he would have at least 100 Runs Batted In, and would also have three .400 OBP campaigns.

Johnson would be traded after the 1942 season to the Washington Senators.  He would leave behind a legacy with Philadelphia of 1,617 Hits, 252 Home Runs, and a Slash Line of .298/.395/.520.  As of this writing, he is fifth all-time in franchise history in Hits and Home Runs and third overall in Runs Batted In with 1,040.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from Portland (PCL) 11/10/30.
  • Departed: Traded to the Washington Senators for Bobby Estalella, Jimmy Pofahl, and Cash 3/21/43.
  • Games Played: 1459
  • Notable Statistics: 997 Runs, 1,617 Hits, 307 Doubles, 72 Triples, 252 Home Runs, 1,040 Runs Batted In, 78 Stolen Bases, .298/.395/.520 Slash Line, 44.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1935, 1938, 1939, 1940 & 1942)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1934 & 1939)

    Most Putouts a Leftfielder (1934 & 1935)

    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (1934, 1939, 1941 & 1942)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1934, 1937 & 1939)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1937 & 1941)
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