Footer Johnson was born on Monday, February 15, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio. Johnson was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 15, 1958, 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 Footer Johnson baseball stats page.
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Footer Johnson Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#304 | Checklist )
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Richard Allan Johnson was a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago Cubs ( 1958 ). Footer, his nickname, was an outfielder at Duke University and in the minors. The Chicago Cubs needed a backup outfielder mid-season, and called Johnson up for forty-five days.
Footer Johnson played in eight major league baseball games, five times as a pinch-hitter, and three times as a pinch-runner, never once taking the field at a defensive position!
Footer Johnson never got a hit during any of his five at-bats, but he did pinch run for Sammy Taylor on June 22, 1958 , during the second game of a doubleheader. The score was tied 5-5 in the top of the ninth inning when Chuck Tanner singled off Hal Jeffcoat , enabling Footer to score the go-ahead run.
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