Charles Johnson Stats

Charles Johnson was born on Tuesday, July 20, 1971, in Fort Pierce, Florida. Johnson was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 6, 1994, with the Florida Marlins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Charles Johnson baseball stats page.

"These are the hands of a surgeon, or maybe a pianist. The palms are smooth, pink pillows of softness. The fingers are long and straight. The nails extend well past the fingertips in the clipped perfection that espresso-sipping European models in Miami Beach's SoBe district would envy. Yet these are the hands of...a catcher? That crash-test-dummy position that leaves the fingers of those foolish enough to play it with more doglegs than Augusta? Catch this: These are also the hands that happily cleaned the house after school, that washed the dishes after dinner, that survived point-blank poundings of fastballs shot from a backyard pitching machine and that have become, as evidenced by an astonishing streak of flawless defense, the surest hands of any catcher ever to play the game. These are the hands of Charles Johnson, the 26-year-old Florida Marlins backstop who last made an error when he was 24--so long ago that he cannot even remember it. Not even Madonna looks this good in leather." - Tom Verducci in Sports Illustrated (September 9, 1997, 'Somebody's Perfect Already The Game's Best Defensive Catcher, Florida's Charles Johnson Has Been Error-Free This Season', Source )
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Autograph on a 1991 Topps Stadium Club (#91)
Charles Johnson Autograph on a 1991 Topps Stadium Club (#91)

Birth Name:
Charles Edward Johnson, Jr.
Nickname:
C.J.
Born On:
07-20-1971  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Westwood High School (Fort Pierce, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
05-06-1994 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-11-2005
Draft:
1992 : 1st Round (28th)
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1994 23 Marlins 4 11 5 5 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 .455 .462 .818
1995 24 Marlins 97 315 40 79 15 1 11 0 39 46 2 71 4 2 4 11 .251 .351 .410
1996 25 Marlins 120 386 34 84 13 1 13 0 37 40 6 91 2 4 2 20 .218 .292 .358
1997 26 Marlins 124 416 43 104 26 1 19 0 63 60 6 109 3 2 3 13 .250 .347 .454
1998 27 Marlins 31 113 13 25 5 0 7 0 23 16 0 30 0 1 0 3 .221 .315 .451
1998 27 Dodgers 102 346 31 75 13 0 12 0 35 29 1 99 0 0 1 9 .217 .279 .358
1999 28 Orioles 135 426 58 107 19 1 16 0 54 55 2 107 4 3 4 13 .251 .340 .413
2000 29 Orioles 84 286 52 84 16 0 21 0 55 32 0 69 1 1 0 8 .294 .364 .570
2000 29 White Sox 44 135 24 44 8 0 10 0 36 20 0 37 0 2 1 0 .326 .411 .607
2001 30 Marlins 128 451 51 117 32 0 18 1 75 38 2 133 0 3 4 8 .259 .321 .450
2002 31 Marlins 83 244 18 53 19 0 6 0 36 31 7 61 1 4 0 10 .217 .301 .369
2003 32 Rockies 108 356 49 82 20 0 20 1 61 49 2 84 1 7 1 8 .230 .320 .455
2004 33 Rockies 109 305 42 72 20 0 13 1 47 49 1 91 2 1 5 6 .236 .350 .430
2005 34 Devil Rays 19 46 5 9 4 0 0 0 5 9 0 11 0 0 0 2 .196 .327 .283
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 1,188 3,836 465 940 211 4 167 3 570 475 29 997 18 31 25 112 .245 .330 .433
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1994 Marlins C 4 2 75 20 5.0 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 7.20
1995 Marlins C 97 95 2,532 710 7.3 704 641 63 6 9 5 89 38 .992 7.51
1996 Marlins C 120 113 2,994 825 6.9 821 751 70 4 12 5 44 40 .995 7.40
1997 Marlins C 123 123 3,228 973 7.9 973 900 73 0 17 1 62 56 1.000 8.14
1998 Marlins C 31 31 819 205 6.6 203 193 10 2 2 1 17 7 .990 6.69
1998 Dodgers C 100 98 2,610 771 7.7 765 715 50 6 9 5 39 30 .992 7.91
1999 Orioles C 135 124 3,279 833 6.2 828 764 64 5 14 5 62 38 .994 6.82
2000 Orioles C 83 80 2,112 531 6.4 528 498 30 3 4 3 38 14 .994 6.75
2000 White Sox C 43 41 1,068 239 5.6 236 224 12 3 3 2 16 10 .987 5.97
2001 Marlins C 125 120 3,183 912 7.3 908 846 62 4 15 8 52 37 .996 7.70
2002 Marlins C 82 77 1,915 541 6.6 538 488 50 3 9 5 37 25 .994 7.59
2003 Rockies C 107 103 2,693 599 5.6 595 561 34 4 5 6 36 26 .993 5.97
2004 Rockies C 91 85 2,239 574 6.3 567 523 44 7 8 7 63 16 .988 6.84
2005 Devil Rays C 19 16 408 97 5.1 93 90 3 4 0 1 13 5 .959 6.15
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,160 1,108 29,155 7,830 6.8 7,779 7,212 567 51 107 54 568 343 .993 7.20
12 Years 1,160 1,108 29,155 7,830 6.8 7,779 7,212 567 51 107 54 568 343 .993 7.20
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1994 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 11.0 2.8 2.8 - - -
1995 Marlins 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 28.6 4.4 8.1 - - -
1996 Marlins 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 29.7 4.2 10.4 - - -
1997 Marlins 0 2 .000 1 0 0 21.9 3.8 6.6 - - -
1998 Marlins 0 1 .000 0 0 0 16.1 3.8 4.9 - - -
1998 Dodgers 0 1 .000 3 0 0 28.8 3.5 9.9 - - -
1999 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 0 0 26.6 4.0 7.9 - - -
2000 Orioles 2 0 1.000 1 1 1 13.6 4.1 5.2 - - -
2000 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 13.5 3.6 3.8 - - -
2001 Marlins 0 0 .000 8 0 0 25.1 3.4 6.0 - - -
2002 Marlins 0 0 .000 1 0 0 40.7 4.0 6.8 - - -
2003 Rockies 1 3 .250 0 0 0 17.8 4.2 5.8 - - -
2004 Rockies 2 1 .667 38 0 0 23.5 3.4 6.5 - - -
2005 Devil Rays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 4.2 9.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 6 10 .375 59 1 1 23.0 3.8 6.7 - - -
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Charles Johnson, who was widely considered one of the best defensive catchers of his era, won four consecutive Gold Glove Awards Catching between 1995 and 1998 - the first Florida Marlin (from any position) to win a Gold Glove?

Only one National League catcher before C.J. won four at least consecutive Gold Glove Awards Catching , and only one has won at least four straight since. The (consistently) defensive greats were, respectively, Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench and future Hall of Fame catcher Yadier Molina .

Bench won ten consecutive Gold Gloves . Molina has seven and his streak is still active. However, neither of them are listed in the Most No Hitters Caught Record Book , which includes every catcher with at least three. C.J. is included, having caught a National League record tying three games (since broken by Carlos Ruiz , who caught his fourth in 2015), including the first by a Marlins pitcher at home ( May 11, 1996 , Al Leiter ) and the first by a Marlins pitcher on the road ( June 10, 1997 , Kevin Brown ).

In 1997, Charles Johnson became only the second catcher in Major League history to catch at least one-hundred games in a season, yet not commit a single error. C.J. finished the year with 123 games caught, and not one single error! [ Error Records by Catchers ]

The first catcher to accomplish the feat was Buddy Rosar . He finished the 1946 season with one-hundred seventeen games caught, zero errors committed, and did so with the Philadelphia Athletics (American League / Oakland Athletics ). C.J. was second in history, but first in the National League as he was playing the Florida Marlins (National Legue / Miami Marlins ).

Since Rosar and C.J., three catchers have been able to join the 100+ errorless games caught in a season "club" - Mike Matheny of the 2003 St. Louis Cardinals , who finished the season with one-hundred thirty-eight games caught, no errors; Chris Iannetta of the 2008 Colorado Rockies , who finished the season with one-hundred games caught, no errors; and Chris Snyder of the 2008 Arizona Diamondbacks , who finished the season with one-hundred twelve games caught, no errors.

Yogi Berra held the Major League record for consecutive errorless chances across a career by a catcher (950) for 38 years! Charles Johnson crushed his record, handling 1,294 chances without an error. Matheny then broke his record (1,565), and still holds the National League record, but lost the Major League mark when Mike Redmond had 1,588 across a six year period with the Minnesota Twins . C.J. does still hold the Major League mark for most consecutive errorless chances in a single season, having handled 973 in 1997.

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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