Howard Johnson Stats

Howard Johnson was born on Tuesday, November 29, 1960, in Clearwater, Florida. Johnson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1982, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Howard Johnson baseball stats page.

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" Howard Johnson : Goes on an All-Star team with Milton Bradley , R.J. Reynolds , Jack Daniels , and John Montgomery Ward . The Phillies in the teens had an outfielder named Bud Weiser ; three years later, to get even, the Athletics came up with one named Johnny Walker ." - Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Bill James, Free Press Publishing, , 47th Best Third Baseman in Baseball History , Page 567)

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legends (#285)

Howard Johnson Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legends (#285)

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Birth Name:
Howard Michael Johnson
Nickname:
Ho-Jo
Born On:
11-29-1960  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Clearwater, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Clearwater High School (Clearwater, FL)
College:
St. Petersburg Junior College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
178
First Game:
04-14-1982 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-01-1995
Draft:
1979 : 1st Round (12th)

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Pitching Stats

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Howard Johnson Hitting Stats

1982 22 Tigers 54 155 23 49 5 0 4 0 14 16 1 30 1 0 1 3 .316 .384 .426
1983 23 Tigers 27 66 11 14 0 0 3 0 5 7 0 10 0 0 1 1 .212 .297 .348
1984 24 Tigers 116 355 43 88 14 1 12 1 50 40 1 67 4 2 1 6 .248 .324 .394
1985 25 Mets 126 389 38 94 18 4 11 1 46 34 10 78 1 4 0 6 .242 .300 .393
1986 26 Mets 88 220 30 54 14 0 10 0 39 31 8 64 1 0 1 2 .245 .341 .445
1987 27 Mets 157 554 93 147 22 1 36 2 99 83 18 113 0 3 5 8 .265 .364 .504
1988 28 Mets 148 495 85 114 21 1 24 0 68 86 25 104 2 8 3 6 .230 .343 .422
1989 29 Mets 153 571 104 164 41 3 36 0 101 77 8 126 0 6 1 4 .287 .369 .559
1990 30 Mets 154 590 89 144 37 3 23 1 90 69 12 100 0 9 0 7 .244 .319 .434
1991 31 Mets 156 564 108 146 34 4 38 1 117 78 12 120 0 15 1 4 .259 .342 .535
1992 32 Mets 100 350 48 78 19 0 7 0 43 55 5 79 0 3 2 7 .223 .329 .337
1993 33 Mets 72 235 32 56 8 2 7 0 26 43 3 43 0 2 0 3 .238 .354 .379
1994 34 Rockies 93 227 30 48 10 2 10 1 40 39 2 73 0 3 0 2 .211 .323 .405
1995 35 Cubs 87 169 26 33 4 1 7 0 22 34 0 46 0 2 1 2 .195 .330 .355
14 Years 1,531 4,940 760 1,229 247 22 228 7 760 692 105 1,053 9 57 17 61 .249 .340 .446

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Howard Johnson Fielding Stats

1982 Tigers 3B 33 27 717 71 2.2 64 25 39 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .901 2.41
1982 Tigers CF 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1982 Tigers LF 3 2 51 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1982 Tigers RF 5 4 96 5 1.0 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1983 Tigers 3B 21 18 390 47 2.2 40 10 30 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .851 2.77
1984 Tigers 1B 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1984 Tigers 3B 108 98 2,424 213 2.0 201 58 143 12 16 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.24
1984 Tigers CF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1984 Tigers LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1984 Tigers SS 9 1 72 12 1.3 10 3 7 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.75
1985 Mets 3B 113 93 2,652 253 2.2 238 67 171 15 21 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.42
1985 Mets LF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Mets SS 7 5 141 33 4.7 30 11 19 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .909 5.74
1986 Mets 3B 45 29 909 103 2.3 93 22 71 10 10 n/a n/a n/a .903 2.76
1986 Mets LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1986 Mets SS 34 22 591 103 3.0 93 28 65 10 14 n/a n/a n/a .903 4.25
1987 Mets 3B 140 127 3,432 338 2.4 317 82 235 21 15 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.49
1987 Mets LF 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Mets SS 38 26 675 111 2.9 106 36 70 5 12 n/a n/a n/a .955 4.24
1988 Mets 3B 131 109 2,940 265 2.0 252 65 187 13 16 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.31
1988 Mets SS 52 34 888 137 2.6 132 45 87 5 21 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.01
1989 Mets 3B 143 129 3,420 267 1.9 243 63 180 24 15 n/a n/a n/a .910 1.92
1989 Mets SS 31 22 540 71 2.3 71 34 37 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.55
1990 Mets 3B 92 89 2,313 231 2.5 211 52 159 20 11 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.46
1990 Mets SS 73 63 1,689 282 3.9 274 98 176 8 28 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.38
1991 Mets 3B 104 99 2,634 246 2.4 228 55 173 18 11 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.34
1991 Mets RF 30 30 819 66 2.2 64 61 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.11
1991 Mets SS 28 25 654 144 5.1 133 45 88 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .924 5.49
1992 Mets CF 84 82 2,139 186 2.2 183 181 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.31
1992 Mets LF 16 13 372 27 1.7 26 25 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.89
1992 Mets RF 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1993 Mets 3B 67 67 1,713 198 3.0 187 52 135 11 11 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.95
1994 Rockies 1B 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1994 Rockies LF 62 51 1,299 93 1.5 91 89 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.89
1995 Cubs 1B 3 1 42 16 5.3 16 15 1 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.29
1995 Cubs 2B 8 2 90 18 2.3 16 7 9 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.80
1995 Cubs 3B 34 29 738 68 2.0 63 10 53 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.30
1995 Cubs LF 13 7 201 11 0.8 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.48
1995 Cubs SS 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
3B Totals 1,031 914 24,282 2,300 2.2 2,137 561 1,576 163 138 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.38
SS Totals 273 198 5,259 896 3.3 852 301 551 44 108 n/a n/a n/a .951 4.37
LF Totals 99 74 1,971 140 1.4 137 134 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.88
CF Totals 86 82 2,160 188 2.2 185 183 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.31
RF Totals 36 35 927 71 2.0 69 65 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.01
2B Totals 8 2 90 18 2.3 16 7 9 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.80
1B Totals 5 2 78 26 5.2 26 24 2 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
14 Years 1,538 1,307 34,767 3,639 2.4 3,422 1,275 2,147 217 252 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.66

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Miscellaneous Stats

1982 Tigers 7 4 .636 8 2 10 38.8 5.2 11.1 - - -
1983 Tigers 0 0 .000 6 1 2 22.0 6.6 13.2 - - -
1984 Tigers 10 6 .625 8 2 4 29.6 5.3 7.1 - - -
1985 Mets 6 4 .600 13 5 n/a 35.4 5.0 8.5 - - -
1986 Mets 8 1 .889 21 3 n/a 22.0 3.4 5.6 - - -
1987 Mets 32 10 .762 3 1 n/a 15.4 4.9 5.6 - - -
1988 Mets 23 7 .767 4 0 n/a 20.6 4.8 7.3 - - -
1989 Mets 41 8 .837 0 0 n/a 15.9 4.5 5.7 - - -
1990 Mets 34 8 .810 1 1 n/a 25.7 5.9 6.6 - - -
1991 Mets 30 16 .652 1 1 n/a 14.8 4.7 4.8 - - -
1992 Mets 22 5 .815 3 0 n/a 50.0 4.4 8.1 - - -
1993 Mets 6 4 .600 4 1 n/a 33.6 5.5 9.0 - - -
1994 Rockies 11 3 .786 41 0 n/a 22.7 3.1 5.7 - - -
1995 Cubs 1 1 .500 36 0 n/a 24.1 3.7 7.7 - - -
14 Years 231 77 .750 149 17 16 21.7 4.7 6.5 - - -

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 Detroit Tigers 5 $33,500.00 - -
1983 Detroit Tigers 5 , 20 $35,000.00 - -
1984 Detroit Tigers 20 $40,000.00 - Stats
1985 New York Mets 20 $115,000.00 - -
1986 New York Mets 20 $227,500.00 - Stats
1987 New York Mets 20 $297,500.00 - -
1988 New York Mets 20 $695,000.00 - -
1989 New York Mets 20 $772,500.00 Stats -
1990 New York Mets 20 $1,666,666.00 - -
1991 New York Mets 20 , 44 $2,166,667.00 Stats -
1992 New York Mets 20 $2,266,667.00 - -
1993 New York Mets 20 $2,100,000.00 - -
1994 Colorado Rockies 20 $1,700,000.00 - n/a
1995 Chicago Cubs 20 $325,000.00 - -
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Howard Michael Johnson was a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers (1982-1984), New York Mets (1985-1993), Colorado Rockies (1994) and Chicago Cubs (1995). HoJo, his nickname, was a five-tool, switch-hitting All-Star, and after being released by the Mets , he had (at that time) the second most doubles (behind Ed Kranepool ), home runs, RBIs (behind Darryl Strawberry ), and stolen bases (behind Mookie Wilson ) in franchise history!

Did you know that when Howard Johnson stole his 30th base on the season, on September 28, 1941 , he joined the 30-30 Club , having already collected 30+ home runs? HoJo and Darryl Strawberry were the first teammates in baseball history to reach the 30-30 plateau!

Did you know that Howard Johnson, after hitting 36 home runs in 1987, set the National League record for most home runs in a season by a switch-hitter ? The mark, set fifty-three years earlier, was held by Ripper Collins . HoJo, however, would "only" hold the mark for twelve years - do you know what hall of famer broke it in 1999? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Howard Johnson entered the 30-30 Club again in 1989, becoming the first Mets ' player to do it twice (and only the third National League player to do it twice)? HoJo entered the 30-30 Club a third time, in 1991, becoming the first National League player to ever do it three times , and through today, he is the only third baseman in baseball history to even do it twice!

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Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:35 AM EST

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