Johnny Antonelli Stats

Johnny Antonelli was born on Saturday, April 12, 1930, in Rochester, New York. Antonelli was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 4, 1948, with the Boston Braves. 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 Johnny Antonelli baseball stats page.

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"(Johnny) Antonelli was a good pitcher with great control for several years. In his 20-game peak he came up with a terrific change of pace that made him outstanding." - Stan Musial in The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches (Bill James & Rob Neyer, Touchstone Publishing, Johnny Antonelli , June 15, 2004, Page 121)

Johnny Antonelli

Johnny Antonelli Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#106 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Johnny Antonelli Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#106 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John August Antonelli
Nickname:
Johnny
Born On:
04-12-1930  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rochester, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-28-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Rochester, New York
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
Jefferson High School (Rochester, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
07-04-1948 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-04-1961
Draft:
Not Applicable / $65,000 Bonus Baby

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Johnny Antonelli Pitching Stats

1948 18 Braves 4 0 4 0 0 .000 2.25 0 0 1 4.0 17 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -
1949 19 Braves 22 10 6 3 7 .300 3.56 3 1 0 96.0 416 99 38 49 6 42 2 48 3 2 0 -
1950 20 Braves 20 6 6 2 3 .400 5.93 2 1 0 57.2 275 81 38 46 2 22 1 33 0 4 1 -
1953 23 Braves 31 26 2 12 12 .500 3.18 11 2 1 175.1 763 167 62 83 15 71 11 131 3 1 0 -
1954 24 Giants 39 37 2 21 7 .750 2.30 18 6 2 258.2 1,071 209 66 78 22 94 0 152 2 5 0 -
1955 25 Giants 38 34 1 14 16 .467 3.33 14 2 1 235.1 986 206 87 105 24 82 5 143 3 11 0 -
1956 26 Giants 41 36 5 20 13 .606 2.86 15 5 1 258.1 1,061 225 82 93 20 75 10 145 6 3 0 -
1957 27 Giants 40 30 6 12 18 .400 3.77 8 3 0 212.1 915 228 89 98 19 67 7 114 3 3 0 -
1958 28 Giants 41 34 5 16 13 .552 3.28 13 0 3 241.2 1,014 216 88 101 31 87 7 143 4 3 0 -
1959 29 Giants 40 38 1 19 10 .655 3.10 17 4 1 282.0 1,150 247 97 107 29 76 6 165 1 3 0 -
1960 30 Giants 41 10 19 6 7 .462 3.77 1 1 11 112.1 480 106 47 51 7 47 10 57 1 2 0 -
1961 31 Indians 11 7 0 0 4 .000 6.56 0 0 0 48.0 225 68 35 39 8 18 0 23 1 1 0 -
1961 31 Braves 9 0 4 1 0 1.000 7.59 0 0 0 10.2 51 16 9 9 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 -
12 Years 377 268 61 126 110 .534 3.34 102 25 21 1,992.1 8,424 1,870 739 860 185 687 59 1,162 27 38 1 -

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Johnny Antonelli Hitting Stats

1948 18 Braves 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1949 19 Braves 22 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 .120 .154 .120
1950 20 Braves 20 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125
1953 23 Braves 31 62 7 11 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 14 4 0 0 0 .177 .215 .210
1954 24 Giants 39 98 6 16 0 0 2 0 9 4 0 25 4 0 0 2 .163 .196 .224
1955 25 Giants 38 82 8 17 1 0 4 0 15 3 0 18 3 2 0 1 .207 .230 .366
1956 26 Giants 49 89 7 14 3 0 3 0 4 2 0 26 6 0 0 2 .157 .176 .292
1957 27 Giants 47 72 8 11 0 1 3 0 8 8 0 19 1 1 0 1 .153 .235 .306
1958 28 Giants 47 84 9 19 2 1 1 0 7 2 0 26 5 0 0 4 .226 .244 .310
1959 29 Giants 43 101 4 16 2 0 2 0 10 1 0 26 5 0 1 2 .158 .175 .238
1960 30 Giants 42 34 2 8 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 2 .235 .278 .294
1961 31 Indians 12 15 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .267 .267 .400
1961 31 Braves 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 403 679 56 121 12 3 15 0 59 26 0 175 35 3 1 15 .178 .209 .271

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Johnny Antonelli Fielding Stats

1948 Braves P 4 0 12 3 0.8 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1949 Braves P 22 10 288 23 1.0 19 5 14 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .826 1.78
1950 Braves P 20 6 173 16 0.8 15 2 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.34
1953 Braves P 31 26 526 41 1.3 40 6 34 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.05
1954 Giants P 39 37 776 66 1.7 64 10 54 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.23
1955 Giants P 38 34 706 55 1.4 53 7 46 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.03
1956 Giants P 41 36 775 61 1.5 60 11 49 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.09
1957 Giants P 40 30 637 39 1.0 36 9 27 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.53
1958 Giants P 41 34 725 41 1.0 37 10 27 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.38
1959 Giants P 40 38 846 54 1.4 52 8 44 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.66
1960 Giants P 41 10 337 21 0.5 21 2 19 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.68
1961 Indians P 11 7 144 13 1.2 12 1 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.25
1961 Braves P 9 0 32 2 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
P Totals 377 268 5,977 435 1.2 414 72 342 21 24 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.87
12 Years 377 268 5,977 435 1.2 414 72 342 21 24 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.87

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Johnny Antonelli Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 6.75
1949 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 0.0 1.14 4.50 3.94
1950 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 16.0 1.50 5.15 3.43
1953 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 15.5 1.85 6.72 3.64
1954 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 49.0 3.9 10.9 1.62 5.29 3.27
1955 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 20.5 4.6 5.5 1.74 5.47 3.14
1956 Giants 0 0 .000 5 3 n/a 29.7 3.4 22.3 1.93 5.05 2.61
1957 Giants 0 0 .000 5 2 n/a 24.0 3.8 9.0 1.70 4.83 2.84
1958 Giants 0 0 .000 5 1 n/a 84.0 3.2 12.0 1.64 5.33 3.24
1959 Giants 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 50.5 3.9 10.1 2.17 5.27 2.43
1960 Giants 1 0 1.000 3 1 n/a 0.0 5.7 34.0 1.21 4.57 3.77
1961 Indians 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.28 4.31 3.38
1961 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.67 6.75 2.53
12 Years 1 0 1.000 18 11 n/a 45.3 3.9 11.5 1.69 5.25 3.10

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From 1883 to 1957, the Giants franchise played Major League Baseball in New York City, winning five World Series ( 1905 , 1921 , 1922 , 1933 , 1954 ) and twenty-one National League (NL) pennants. In 1958, the Giants moved west, established a new home in San Francisco , and compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League West division.

Who was the last New York Giants ' pitcher to win an ERA title? Johnny Antonelli. In 1954 , the crafty lefty finished the season with a sparkling 2.30 ERA, tops in the National League, one of six senior circuit twirlers with a sub-3.00 ERA; Lew Burdette (2.76), Curt Simmons (2.81), Ruben Gomez (2.88), Gene Conley (2.96), and Robin Roberts (2.97).

Who was the last New York Giants ' pitcher to win 20-or-more games in a single season? Johnny Antonelli. In 1956 , Antonelli won 20, tied with Warren Spahn for second most in the NL, both well behind the league leader, Don Newcombe (27 Wins). Johnny had one additional 20-win season during his career, in 1954 (21 wins, 7 losses, a league leading .750 winning percentage), leaving only two lefties in New York Giants ' history with more 20-win seasons, hall of famers Rube Marquard ( 1911 , 1912 , 1913 ) and Carl Hubbell ( 1933 , 1934 , 1935 , 1936 , 1937 ).

Johnny Antonelli No Hitter
Johnny Antonelli (High School No-Hitter) | The Democrat and Chronicle | May 5, 1948
Did you know that after Johnny Antonelli graduated from Jefferson High School, his dad rented the Rochester Red Wings ballpark (Silver Stadium) and had his son - in front of scouts from several Major League teams - pitch to a semipro baseball team? Antonelli, who had thrown five no-hitters (see newspaper clipping above) his senior year, mowed down 17 batters, no-hit the team, and was awarded the largest signing bonus in baseball history. The signing bonus was believed to be "in the neighborhood of $75,000", so high his own teammates chose NOT to award him a share of of the World Series gate receipts that season, an item addressed by the Commissioner of Baseball after the Fall Classic ended:

The World Series "melon" was officially sliced today by Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler, who revealed that each full share member of the winning Cleveland Indians will receive $6,772.07, while each Boston Brave gets $4,570.73.

The individual Indian share was the highest in history, topping the $6,544.76 which each member of the Detroit Tigers received for winning the 1935 series against Cincinnati . The Braves ' share, however, was only the fourth highest losing share in history.

Chandler also disclosed two "special action" awards in regards to Braves ' players. Outfielder Marv Rickert , who was with the team only during the Series, was awarded one-third of a share-$1,523,38. He joined after the Braves had voted the split. Pitcher John Antonelli, who appeared in only three innings during the year was not voted any Series money by the Braves , was given $571.34. Antonelli received a $75,000 bonus for signing, and Brave players evidently decided that was enough for him for the year.

Source of Excerpt: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (newspaper). October 20, 1948. Cleveland Series Cut Highest in Baseball History. U.P. Page 19.

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