Johnny Mize Stats

Johnny Mize was born on Tuesday, January 7, 1913, in Demorest, Georgia. Mize was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1936, 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 Johnny Mize baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Mize was one of the really outstanding hitters in baseball history. Every place he played, from the time he started to play baseball till the time he quit, he was a premier hitter. When he ambled up to the plate, people expected big things because he made things happen. I always thought he was one of the very best." - Ted Williams in The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History (Robert W. Cohen, Scarecrow Press Publishing, 08/22/2013, #11 Johnny Mize, Page 90)

Johnny Mize

Johnny Mize Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#77 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Johnny Mize Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#77 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
John Robert Mize
Nickname:
Johnny or The Big Cat
Born On:
01-07-1913  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Demorest, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-02-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Demorest, Georgia
Cemetery:
Yonah View Memorial Gardens, Demorest, Georgia Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Piedmont Academy (Demorest, GA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-16-1936 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-26-1953
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Johnny Mize Pitching Stats

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Johnny Mize Hitting Stats

1936 23 Cardinals 126 414 76 136 30 8 19 1 93 50 6 32 4 0 1 4 .329 .402 .577
1937 24 Cardinals 145 560 103 204 40 7 25 0 113 56 2 57 0 0 5 5 .364 .427 .595
1938 25 Cardinals 149 531 85 179 34 16 27 0 102 74 9 47 0 0 4 14 .337 .422 .614
1939 26 Cardinals 153 564 104 197 44 14 28 0 108 92 12 49 10 0 4 9 .349 .444 .626
1940 27 Cardinals 155 579 111 182 31 13 43 0 137 82 6 49 0 0 5 10 .314 .404 .636
1941 28 Cardinals 126 473 67 150 39 8 16 1 100 70 4 45 3 0 1 8 .317 .406 .535
1942 29 Giants 142 541 97 165 25 7 26 0 110 60 6 39 1 0 5 8 .305 .380 .521
1946 33 Giants 101 377 70 127 18 3 22 1 70 62 14 26 1 0 5 5 .337 .437 .576
1947 34 Giants 154 586 137 177 26 2 51 2 138 74 7 42 0 0 4 6 .302 .384 .614
1948 35 Giants 152 560 110 162 26 4 40 0 125 94 9 37 0 0 4 7 .289 .395 .564
1949 36 Giants 106 388 59 102 15 0 18 0 62 50 1 19 1 0 3 5 .263 .351 .441
1949 36 Yankees 13 23 4 6 1 0 1 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .261 .393 .435
1950 37 Yankees 90 274 43 76 12 0 25 0 72 29 1 24 0 0 2 4 .277 .351 .595
1951 38 Yankees 113 332 37 86 14 1 10 0 49 36 1 24 0 0 4 7 .259 .339 .398
1952 39 Yankees 78 137 9 36 9 0 4 1 29 11 0 15 0 0 2 6 .263 .327 .416
1953 40 Yankees 81 104 6 26 3 0 4 0 27 12 1 17 0 0 2 1 .250 .339 .394
15 Years 1,884 6,443 1,118 2,011 367 83 359 6 1,337 856 80 524 20 0 52 99 .312 .397 .562

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Johnny Mize Fielding Stats

1936 Cardinals 1B 97 97 2,478 969 10.0 963 897 66 6 63 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.49
1936 Cardinals RF 8 7 138 13 1.6 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1937 Cardinals 1B 144 144 3,759 1,392 9.7 1,375 1,308 67 17 104 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.88
1938 Cardinals 1B 140 140 3,732 1,405 10.0 1,390 1,297 93 15 117 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.06
1939 Cardinals 1B 152 152 3,906 1,457 9.6 1,438 1,348 90 19 123 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.94
1940 Cardinals 1B 153 153 3,870 1,470 9.6 1,456 1,376 80 14 105 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.16
1941 Cardinals 1B 122 121 3,144 1,247 10.2 1,239 1,157 82 8 104 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.64
1942 Giants 1B 138 138 3,624 1,475 10.7 1,467 1,393 74 8 98 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.93
1946 Giants 1B 101 101 2,625 1,022 10.1 1,011 928 83 11 80 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.40
1947 Giants 1B 154 154 459 1,505 9.8 1,499 1,381 118 6 120 n/a n/a n/a .996 88.18
1948 Giants 1B 152 152 438 1,483 9.8 1,470 1,359 111 13 114 n/a n/a n/a .991 90.62
1949 Giants 1B 101 100 2,376 977 9.7 971 906 65 6 77 n/a n/a n/a .994 11.03
1949 Yankees 1B 6 6 129 51 8.5 50 47 3 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 10.47
1950 Yankees 1B 72 70 1,551 523 7.3 521 490 31 2 73 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.07
1951 Yankees 1B 93 91 1,968 680 7.3 676 632 44 4 86 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.27
1952 Yankees 1B 27 23 576 239 8.9 236 218 18 3 32 n/a n/a n/a .987 11.06
1953 Yankees 1B 15 13 309 120 8.0 120 113 7 0 19 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.49
1B Totals 1,667 1,655 34,944 16,015 9.6 15,882 14,850 1,032 133 1,320 n/a n/a n/a .992 12.27
RF Totals 8 7 138 13 1.6 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
15 Years 1,675 1,662 35,082 16,028 9.6 15,895 14,862 1,033 133 1,320 n/a n/a n/a .992 12.23

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Johnny Mize Miscellaneous Stats

1936 Cardinals 1 1 .500 21 0 n/a 21.8 12.9 4.5 - - -
1937 Cardinals 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 22.4 9.8 5.0 - - -
1938 Cardinals 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 19.7 11.3 5.2 - - -
1939 Cardinals 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 20.1 11.5 5.2 - - -
1940 Cardinals 7 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 13.5 11.8 4.2 - - -
1941 Cardinals 4 1 .800 4 0 n/a 29.6 10.5 4.7 - - -
1942 Giants 3 1 .750 4 0 n/a 20.8 13.9 4.9 - - -
1946 Giants 3 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 17.1 14.5 5.4 - - -
1947 Giants 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 11.5 14.0 4.2 - - -
1948 Giants 4 4 .500 0 0 n/a 14.0 15.1 4.5 - - -
1949 Giants 1 1 .500 6 0 n/a 21.6 20.4 6.3 - - -
1949 Yankees 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 23.0 11.5 11.5 - - -
1950 Yankees 0 1 .000 19 0 n/a 11.0 11.4 3.8 - - -
1951 Yankees 1 0 1.000 21 0 n/a 33.2 13.8 6.8 - - -
1952 Yankees 0 0 .000 51 0 n/a 34.3 9.1 4.7 - - -
1953 Yankees 0 0 .000 68 0 n/a 26.0 6.1 3.9 - - -
15 Years 28 11 .718 213 0 n/a 17.9 12.3 4.8 - - -

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Johnny Mize Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1936 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Undetermined - -
1937 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Undetermined Stats -
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 10 $7,500.00 - -
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 10 $7,500.00 Stats -
1940 St. Louis Cardinals 10 $15,000.00 Stats -
1941 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Undetermined Stats -
1942 New York Giants 3 Undetermined Stats -
1946 New York Giants 3 Undetermined Stats -
1947 New York Giants 15 Undetermined Stats -
1948 New York Giants 15 Undetermined Stats -
1949 New York Giants 15 Undetermined Stats Stats
1949 New York Yankees 36 $35,000.00 Stats Stats
1950 New York Yankees 36 $26,250.00 - Stats
1951 New York Yankees 36 $26,500.00 - Stats
1952 New York Yankees 36 $20,900.00 - Stats
1953 New York Yankees 36 $17,000.00 Stats Stats
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baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that Johnny Mize is the first and only player in Major League history to hit at least fifty home runs (51) in a single season ( 1947 ) and strike out less than fifty times (42)?

Johnny Mize, who spent 1943, 1944 and 1945 in military service during World War II, actually holds the Major League record for the most 3 homer games, blasting three long balls in a single game six times [ 07-13-1938 , 07-20-1938 , 05-13-1940 , 09-08-1940 , 04-24-1947 , 09-15-1950 ]!

Johnny Mize Hall of Fame Plaque
Johnny Mize | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1981 ( HOF )
The Big Cat was a 4-time home run champion ( 1939 , 1940 , 1947 , 1948 ) and a 3-time RBI leader ( 1940 , 1942 , 1947 ), a batting title short of a Triple Crown in two different National League seasons. Mize did win a batting championship, in 1939 , but in 1940 he "only" hit .314 (2nd best / Top 25 ) and in 1942 he "only" hit .305 (4th best / Top 25 ).

Last-Modified: April 6, 2018 4:51 AM EST

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