Ben Johnson Stats

Ben Johnson was born on Saturday, May 16, 1931, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Johnson was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1959, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Ben Johnson baseball stats page.

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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Autograph on a 1952 Johnston Cookies Baseball Card (#12)

Ben Johnson Autograph on a 1952 Johnston Cookies Baseball Card (#12)

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Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Johnson
Nickname:
Ben
Born On:
05-16-1931  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Greenwood, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-08-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Greenwood, South Carolina
Cemetery:
Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, South Carolina
High School:
Greenwood High School (Greenwood, SC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-06-1959 (Age 28)
Last Game:
06-12-1960
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Pitching Stats

1959 28 Cubs 4 2 1 0 0 .000 2.16 0 0 0 16.2 69 17 4 5 1 4 0 6 0 0 0 -
1960 29 Cubs 17 0 7 2 1 .667 4.91 0 0 1 29.1 130 39 16 21 3 11 0 9 1 1 0 -
2 Years 21 2 8 2 1 .667 3.91 0 0 1 46.0 199 56 20 26 4 15 0 15 1 1 0 -

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Hitting Stats

1959 28 Cubs 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1960 29 Cubs 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2 Years 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ben Johnson Fielding Stats

1959 Cubs P 4 2 50 3 0.8 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1960 Cubs P 17 0 88 10 0.6 10 2 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.07
P Totals 21 2 138 13 0.6 13 4 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
2 Years 21 2 138 13 0.6 13 4 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Miscellaneous Stats

1959 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 4.0 1.50 3.24 2.16
1960 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.82 2.76 3.38
2 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 6.0 1.00 2.93 2.93

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1959 Chicago Cubs 45 Undetermined - -
1960 Chicago Cubs 45 Undetermined - -
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Benjamin Franklin Johnson was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Chicago Cubs ( 1959 - 1960 ). When Ben, his nickname, took the field on September 6, 1959 , he became the first pitcher out of Greenwood High School to reach the majors. Do you know what position player preceded him? [ Answer ]

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