35. Johnny Mostil
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 1, 1896 in Chicago, IL USA
  • Weight: 168 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 20, 1918
  • Final Game: May 19, 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • TSN All-Star - 1926
 
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Johnny Mostil would play all 972 of his Major League Games with the Chicago White Sox, and for a brief time, he was considered one of the quickest players in the game.

Mostil debuted for Chicago in 1918 but was sent back down to the minors.  He would not return until 1921, and he showed off good defense and a capable batting eye.  He batted over .300 in 1921, 1922, 1924, and 1926, but it was in 1925 (where he batted .299) where he would have his best season.  The Centerfielder would lead the American League in Runs Scored (135), Stolen Bases (43) and Walks (43).  For his efforts, Mostil finished second in MVP voting. 

Everything went downhill from there as health problems and injuries reduced him to 12 Games, and while he came back for a full season in 1928, injuries took him out early in 1929, and he would never return to the Majors again.

Overall, Mostil would have 1,054 Hits, 176 Stolen Bases with a .301 Batting Average.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1918 Season.
  • Departed: Released after the 1929 Season.
  • Games Played: 972
  • Notable Statistics: 618 Runs
    1,054 Hits
    209 Doubles
    82 Triples
    23 Home Runs
    375 Runs Batted In
    176 Stolen Bases
    .301/.386/.427 Slash Line
    23.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Plate Appearances (1925)
    Most Runs Scored (1925)
    Most Walks (1925)
    Most Stolen Bases (1925 & 1926)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1922, 1925 & 1926)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1925 & 1926)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1922, 1923, 1926 & 1928)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1925)

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