Si Johnson Stats

Si Johnson was born on Friday, October 5, 1906, in Danway, Illinois. Johnson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1928, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Si Johnson baseball stats page.

" Babe ( Ruth ) was on his way out by then ( May 26, 1935 ). He was practically washed up, the poor guy. Those pitches were all fastballs down the middle. People came to see the Babe hit the ball, but he was late on every swing. Don't tell anybody, but I was hoping the Babe would hit one out. He was a hell of a swell fella." - Si Johnson (Sports Illustrated, Mark Mandernach, 'The Day The Bambino Bombed', June 14, 1993)
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Autograph on a 1985 BLC (#72)
Si Johnson Autograph on a 1985 BLC (#72)

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Birth Name:
Silas Kenneth Johnson
Nickname:
Si
Born On:
10-05-1906  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Danway, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-12-1994 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Sheridan, Illinois
Cemetery:
Elerding Cemetery, Sheridan, Illinois
High School:
Newark High School (Newark, Ill.)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-11-1928 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-25-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1928 22 Reds 3 0 3 0 0 .000 4.35 0 0 0 10.1 42 9 5 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 -
1929 23 Reds 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 2.0 9 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
1930 24 Reds 35 3 17 3 1 .750 4.94 0 0 0 78.1 345 86 43 54 5 31 1 47 2 4 0 -
1931 25 Reds 42 33 3 11 19 .367 3.77 14 0 0 262.1 1,113 273 110 131 5 74 5 95 2 6 0 -
1932 26 Reds 42 27 11 13 15 .464 3.27 14 2 2 245.0 1,024 246 89 109 8 57 5 94 0 2 0 -
1933 27 Reds 34 28 2 7 18 .280 3.49 14 4 1 211.1 888 212 82 101 7 54 5 51 2 3 1 -
1934 28 Reds 46 31 5 7 22 .241 5.22 9 0 3 215.2 993 264 125 150 15 84 9 89 4 7 1 -
1935 29 Reds 30 20 5 5 11 .313 6.23 4 1 0 130.0 603 155 90 106 14 59 1 40 2 3 0 -
1936 30 Reds 2 0 2 0 0 .000 13.50 0 0 0 4.0 19 7 6 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 -
1936 30 Cardinals 12 9 3 5 3 .625 4.38 3 1 0 61.2 275 82 30 30 4 11 1 21 0 1 0 -
1937 31 Cardinals 38 21 9 12 12 .500 3.32 12 1 1 192.1 821 222 71 92 14 43 10 64 3 1 0 -
1938 32 Cardinals 6 3 1 0 3 .000 7.47 0 0 0 15.2 79 27 13 17 0 6 0 4 1 0 0 -
1940 34 Phillies 37 14 10 5 14 .263 4.88 5 0 1 138.1 594 145 75 81 13 42 1 58 2 2 0 -
1941 35 Phillies 39 21 8 5 12 .294 4.52 6 1 2 163.1 738 207 82 91 8 54 1 80 1 1 0 -
1942 36 Phillies 39 26 8 8 19 .296 3.69 10 1 0 195.1 834 198 80 96 6 72 4 78 2 1 0 -
1943 37 Phillies 21 14 6 8 3 .727 3.27 9 1 2 113.0 473 110 41 48 4 25 2 46 1 0 1 -
1946 40 Phillies 1 0 0 0 0 .000 3.00 0 0 0 3.0 16 7 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 -
1946 40 Braves 28 12 6 6 5 .545 2.76 5 1 1 127.0 544 134 39 47 8 35 8 41 2 4 0 -
1947 41 Braves 36 10 15 6 8 .429 4.23 3 0 2 112.2 493 124 53 57 7 34 5 27 1 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
17 Years 492 272 115 101 165 .380 4.09 108 13 15 2,281.1 9,903 2,510 1,036 1,226 120 687 58 840 26 36 3 -
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1928 22 Reds 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1929 23 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1930 24 Reds 35 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .235
1931 25 Reds 42 87 3 13 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 25 3 0 0 1 .149 .169 .161
1932 26 Reds 42 80 3 10 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 15 2 0 0 2 .125 .157 .125
1933 27 Reds 34 72 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 3 0 0 0 .042 .055 .056
1934 28 Reds 46 72 3 10 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 24 0 0 0 0 .139 .162 .167
1935 29 Reds 30 41 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 20 1 0 0 1 .024 .091 .024
1936 30 Reds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1936 30 Cardinals 12 21 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 .190 .190 .238
1937 31 Cardinals 38 65 5 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 20 3 0 0 0 .138 .164 .154
1938 32 Cardinals 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1940 34 Phillies 37 43 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 2 0 0 1 .140 .140 .140
1941 35 Phillies 39 47 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 2 0 0 1 .149 .167 .149
1942 36 Phillies 39 58 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 0 0 3 .103 .103 .103
1943 37 Phillies 21 33 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 8 3 0 0 1 .182 .250 .182
1946 40 Phillies 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1946 40 Braves 28 37 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 14 4 0 0 0 .135 .158 .135
1947 41 Braves 36 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 .033 .065 .033
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 492 709 29 87 4 1 0 0 20 20 0 213 30 0 0 10 .123 .147 .131
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1928 Reds P 3 0 31 4 1.3 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
1929 Reds P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1930 Reds P 35 3 235 17 0.5 16 4 12 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.84
1931 Reds P 42 33 787 36 0.9 36 2 34 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.24
1932 Reds P 42 27 735 69 1.6 62 7 55 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .899 2.28
1933 Reds P 34 28 634 50 1.5 47 3 44 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.00
1934 Reds P 46 31 647 38 0.8 38 6 32 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1935 Reds P 30 20 390 27 0.9 27 3 24 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1936 Reds P 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1936 Cardinals P 12 9 185 9 0.8 9 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
1937 Cardinals P 38 21 577 42 1.1 41 5 36 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.92
1938 Cardinals P 6 3 47 4 0.7 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
1940 Phillies P 37 14 415 21 0.6 21 5 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.37
1941 Phillies P 39 21 490 31 0.8 31 4 27 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1942 Phillies P 39 26 586 33 0.8 33 3 30 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.52
1943 Phillies P 21 14 339 26 1.2 25 4 21 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.99
1946 Phillies P 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1946 Braves P 28 12 381 28 1.0 27 6 21 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.91
1947 Braves P 36 10 338 39 1.1 39 3 36 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.12
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 492 272 6,844 474 1.0 460 56 404 14 21 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.81
17 Years 492 272 6,844 474 1.0 460 56 404 14 21 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.81
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1928 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.20 0.87 4.35
1929 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 4.50
1930 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.0 17.0 1.52 5.40 3.56
1931 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 29.0 1.28 3.26 2.54
1932 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 26.7 1.65 3.45 2.09
1933 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.94 2.17 2.30
1934 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 72.0 1.06 3.71 3.51
1935 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.68 2.77 4.08
1936 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 4.50 0.00
1936 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 10.5 1.91 3.06 1.61
1937 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 65.0 1.49 2.99 2.01
1938 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.67 2.30 3.45
1940 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 43.0 1.38 3.77 2.73
1941 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 0.0 1.48 4.41 2.98
1942 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 0.0 1.08 3.59 3.32
1943 Phillies 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 16.5 1.84 3.66 1.99
1946 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 6.00 0.00
1946 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 7.4 1.17 2.91 2.48
1947 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 30.0 0.79 2.16 2.72
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 35.5 1.22 3.31 2.71
Si Johnson

Si Johnson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1928 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1930 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1931 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 Cincinnati Reds 14 Undetermined n/a -
1933 Cincinnati Reds 14 Undetermined - -
1934 Cincinnati Reds 15 Undetermined - -
1935 Cincinnati Reds 21 Undetermined - -
1936 Cincinnati Reds 24 Undetermined - -
1936 St. Louis Cardinals 18 Undetermined - -
1937 St. Louis Cardinals 12 Undetermined - -
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 12 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1941 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 16 , 8 Undetermined - -
1943 Philadelphia Phillies 10 Undetermined - -
1946 Philadelphia Phillies 20 Undetermined - -
1946 Boston Braves 34 , 36 Undetermined - -
1947 Boston Braves 36 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Si Johnson was the last pitcher to strike out Babe Ruth three times in a game (the twenty-fourth instance in his career)? One day after The Bambino hit three home runs ( box score ), Si Johnson struck him out three times ( box score ), then four days later Ruth retired.
Si Johnson Strikes Out Babe Ruth
Si Johnson Strikes out Babe Ruth 3x | San Bernardino Daily Sun | May 27, 1935 | Page Eight

Did you know that Si Johnson was on board an airplane on June 8, 1934 - a significant flight in sports history because the 1934 Cincinnati Reds were also on board making aviation history as the first team to travel by airplane. Si, in The Ottawa Daily Times (Keith Ludolph, 08/18/1979, 'Ex-Major Leaguer Remembers Pitching Career') recalled that not everyone was on board that day, " Ernie Lombardi and Jim Bottomley were afraid to fly and wouldn't get on."

Did you know that Si Johnson was in the bullpen at Crosley Field on May 24, 1935 , the first night game in Major League history which featured President Franklin D. Roosevelt turning on the lights in Cincinnati by flipping at switch at the White House?

Si Johnson pitched two one-hitters ( May 4, 1933 & May 18, 1933 ) in the same month, struck out fourteen batters once ( April 22, 1941 ) setting the Phillies franchise record which wasn't broken until Art Mahaffey struck out seventeen on April 23, 1961 , was selected to start three consecutive Opening Day games ( April 12, 1932 , April 12, 1933 , April 17, 1934 ), but often pitched for struggling clubs and he holds the distinction of having the lowest winning percentage (.380) amongst every pitcher in history with at least 100 wins and 100 losses (the only other pitcher in history who is also lower than .400 is Stump Wiedman , .393, 101 wins, 156 losses).

On September 20, 1928 , after appearing in two games as a relief pitcher, Si Johnson had his first big league at-bat, faced off against future 20-game winner Ben Cantwell , and promptly hit a single. Johnson recalled and quipped, "I got a base hit and I thought, boy, this is fine, but I never hit my weight in my life."

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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