Lance Johnson Stats

Lance Johnson was born on Saturday, July 6, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Johnson was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 10, 1987, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Lance Johnson baseball stats page.

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"In a dangerous lineup featuring Todd Hundley , Butch Huskey , Jeff Kent , Bernard Gilkey , and Edgardo Alfonzo , Lance Johnson drove the bus. He was the Mets ' leadoff hitter, the table setter, the hit man. In 1996, he led the majors with a franchise-record 227 hits. The 1996 season was Johnson's 10th in the league, most of them spent with the Chicago White Sox . At 32, he was thought to have a lot left in the tank. He legs were still good and he was a threat to steal. One of the better leadoff hitters in the game, he was known for hitting close to .300 with 40 or so steals and double-digits in triples." - Author Russ Cohen in Numbers Don't Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History (Triumph Books, 'Hitman Lance Johnson Bags 227,' 06/01/2015)

Lance Johnson

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Lance "One Dog" Johnson Autograph on a 1992 Topps Baseball Card (#736)

Birth Name:
Kenneth Lance Johnson
Nickname:
One Dog
Born On:
07-06-1963  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Princeton High School (Cincinnati, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
07-10-1987 (Age 24)
Last Game:
05-27-2000
Draft:
1984 : 6th Round (139th)

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Lance Johnson Pitching Stats

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Lance Johnson Hitting Stats

1987 24 Cardinals 33 59 4 13 2 1 0 0 7 4 1 6 0 0 0 2 .220 .270 .288
1988 25 White Sox 33 124 11 23 4 1 0 0 6 6 0 11 2 0 0 1 .185 .223 .234
1989 26 White Sox 50 180 28 54 8 2 0 0 16 17 0 24 2 0 0 1 .300 .360 .367
1990 27 White Sox 151 541 76 154 18 9 1 0 51 33 2 45 8 4 1 12 .285 .325 .357
1991 28 White Sox 159 588 72 161 14 13 0 0 49 26 2 58 6 3 1 14 .274 .304 .342
1992 29 White Sox 157 567 67 158 15 12 3 0 47 34 4 33 4 5 1 20 .279 .318 .363
1993 30 White Sox 147 540 75 168 18 14 0 0 47 36 1 33 3 0 0 10 .311 .354 .396
1994 31 White Sox 106 412 56 114 11 14 3 1 54 26 5 23 0 3 2 8 .277 .321 .393
1995 32 White Sox 142 607 98 186 18 12 10 0 57 32 2 31 2 3 1 7 .306 .341 .425
1996 33 Mets 160 682 117 227 31 21 9 0 69 33 8 40 3 5 1 8 .333 .362 .479
1997 34 Mets 72 265 43 82 10 6 1 0 24 33 2 21 0 1 0 6 .309 .385 .404
1997 34 Cubs 39 145 17 44 6 2 4 0 15 9 1 10 0 1 0 2 .303 .342 .455
1998 35 Cubs 85 304 51 85 8 4 2 0 21 26 1 22 1 1 0 5 .280 .335 .352
1999 36 Cubs 95 335 46 87 11 6 1 0 21 37 0 20 4 1 0 6 .260 .332 .337
2000 37 Yankees 18 30 6 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .333
14 Years 1,447 5,379 767 1,565 175 117 34 1 486 352 29 384 35 27 7 103 .291 .334 .386

Lance Johnson

Lance Johnson Fielding Stats

1987 Cardinals CF 6 2 69 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.52
1987 Cardinals LF 3 0 33 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1987 Cardinals RF 17 11 276 20 1.2 18 18 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.76
1988 White Sox CF 31 27 747 66 2.1 64 63 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.31
1989 White Sox CF 8 7 144 12 1.5 11 11 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.06
1989 White Sox LF 42 35 1,002 103 2.5 102 102 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.75
1990 White Sox CF 148 129 3,516 363 2.5 353 347 6 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.71
1990 White Sox LF 6 0 36 2 0.3 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1991 White Sox CF 157 14 12,399 438 2.8 436 425 11 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .995 0.95
1991 White Sox RF 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1992 White Sox CF 157 151 9,408 450 2.9 444 433 11 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.27
1993 White Sox CF 146 136 3,714 439 3.0 430 424 6 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.13
1994 White Sox CF 103 100 2,697 318 3.1 318 316 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1995 White Sox CF 140 132 3,555 350 2.5 347 339 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.64
1996 Mets CF 157 156 4,068 411 2.6 399 390 9 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.65
1997 Mets CF 66 62 1,665 160 2.4 156 152 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.53
1997 Cubs CF 39 32 843 82 2.1 79 79 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.53
1998 Cubs CF 78 68 1,908 163 2.1 159 154 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.25
1999 Cubs CF 91 77 2,148 244 2.7 241 235 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.03
2000 Yankees LF 2 0 26 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
2000 Yankees RF 2 0 24 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
CF Totals 1,327 1,093 46,881 3,505 2.6 3,446 3,377 69 59 22 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.98
LF Totals 53 35 1,097 108 2.0 107 107 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.63
RF Totals 21 11 300 21 1.0 19 19 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.71
14 Years 1,401 1,139 48,278 3,634 2.6 3,572 3,503 69 62 22 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.00

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Lance Johnson Miscellaneous Stats

1987 Cardinals 6 1 .857 9 2 n/a 0.0 9.8 8.4 - - -
1988 White Sox 6 2 .750 3 3 1 0.0 11.3 20.7 - - -
1989 White Sox 16 3 .842 4 3 1 0.0 7.5 11.3 - - -
1990 White Sox 36 22 .621 18 0 1 541.0 12.0 10.6 - - -
1991 White Sox 26 11 .703 5 3 0 0.0 10.1 12.0 - - -
1992 White Sox 41 14 .745 3 1 0 189.0 17.2 12.1 - - -
1993 White Sox 35 7 .833 2 4 0 0.0 16.4 11.5 - - -
1994 White Sox 26 6 .813 3 1 1 137.3 17.9 7.6 - - -
1995 White Sox 40 6 .870 5 2 1 60.7 19.6 10.6 - - -
1996 Mets 50 12 .806 4 0 n/a 75.8 17.1 9.9 - - -
1997 Mets 15 10 .600 8 0 0 265.0 12.6 11.0 - - -
1997 Cubs 5 2 .714 3 1 1 36.3 14.5 9.7 - - -
1998 Cubs 10 6 .625 8 1 0 152.0 13.8 14.5 - - -
1999 Cubs 13 3 .813 8 2 0 335.0 16.8 16.0 - - -
2000 Yankees 2 0 1.000 14 0 3 0.0 4.3 15.0 - - -
14 Years 327 105 .757 97 23 9 158.2 14.0 11.1 - - -

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Lance Johnson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1987 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $62,500.00 - Stats
1988 Chicago White Sox 1 $62,500.00 - -
1989 Chicago White Sox 1 $76,600.00 - -
1990 Chicago White Sox 1 $100,000.00 - -
1991 Chicago White Sox 1 $385,000.00 - -
1992 Chicago White Sox 1 $530,000.00 - -
1993 Chicago White Sox 1 $2,266,666.00 - -
1994 Chicago White Sox 1 $2,666,667.00 - n/a
1995 Chicago White Sox 1 $2,666,667.00 - -
1996 New York Mets 1 $2,715,000.00 Stats -
1997 New York Mets 1 $3,050,000.00 - -
1997 Chicago Cubs 1 "     " - -
1998 Chicago Cubs 1 $4,900,000.00 - -
1999 Chicago Cubs 1 $5,100,000.00 - -
2000 New York Yankees 31 $3,500,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Lance Johnson was the first player in Major League history to lead any league in triples in four consecutive seasons (1991 through 1994)? [ Year by Year Triples Leaders ]

Lance Johnson surpassed these American League (AL) players, who each had three consecutive seasons leading the AL; Elmer Flick (1905-1907), Sam Crawford (1913-1915) and Zoilo Versalles (1963-1965). And one National League player, Garry Templeton (1977-1979).

On September 23, 1995 , Lance Johnson tied the American League record for Triples in a Game when he had three in the Metrodome. The three-triple performance was the twentieth record tying instance in the junior circuit, and the first by a Chicago White Sox player.

Lance Johnson, in that same game, also had three singles, making him the fourth Chicago White Sox player to go six-for-six in a 9-inning game . The Pale Hose players who came before One Dog were Ray Radcliff ( 07-18-1936 ), Hank Steinbacher ( 06-22-1938 ), and Floyd Robinson ( 07-22-1962 ).

Lance Johnson, 3-Triples in a Game
Lance Johnson | The News Record (North Hills, PA) | September 24, 1995 | Page C9
After being traded to the New York Mets , Lance Johnson continued making history. In 1996, One Dog had 227 hits, the first time any Met had a 200+ hit season, and Lance had 21 triples, the first 20+ triple season - both totals remain single season team records to this day.

Lance Johnson not only led the Mets , but his 227 hits were the most hits in the National League in 1996. In 1995, Lance led the American League in hits with 186 as a White Sock , making Johnson the first player in baseball history to lead each league in hits. [ Year by Year Leaders for Hits ]

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