Johnny Romano Stats

Johnny Romano was born on Thursday, August 23, 1934, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Romano was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1958, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Romano baseball stats page.

"When it (broken finger, May 26, 1963 , tagging out Jackie Brandt at home plate in the 8th inning) happened, I was hitting about .340. I was supposed to be out for six weeks, but the Indians wanted me to get back sooner, so we took the cast off after two weeks and I played - but I shouldn't have. My hand didn't heal properly and bothered me for several years after that, especially in cold weather. It gave me trouble gripping the bat." - Johnny Romano in The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia (Russell Schneider, Sports Publishing LLC, 01/13/2005, Johnny Romano , Page 243)
Johnny Romano

Johnny 'Honey' Romano Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#72 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1963top01' title='1963 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Johnny 'Honey' Romano Autograph on a 1963 Topps Baseball Card (#72 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John Anthony Romano, Jr.
Nickname:
Honey or Johnny
Born On:
08-23-1934  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hoboken, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-24-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Naples, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Demherst High School (Hoboken, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-12-1958 (Age 24)
Last Game:
08-21-1967
Draft:
Not Applicable / $15,000 Bonus Baby
Johnny Romano

Johnny Romano 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Johnny Romano

Johnny Romano Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1958 24 White Sox 4 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286
1959 25 White Sox 53 126 20 37 5 1 5 0 25 23 0 18 3 0 1 3 .294 .407 .468
1960 26 Indians 108 316 40 86 12 2 16 0 52 37 4 50 0 5 3 7 .272 .349 .475
1961 27 Indians 142 509 76 152 29 1 21 0 80 61 3 60 1 4 5 10 .299 .377 .483
1962 28 Indians 135 459 71 120 19 3 25 0 81 73 0 64 2 9 5 14 .261 .363 .479
1963 29 Indians 89 255 28 55 5 2 10 1 34 38 4 49 0 5 2 3 .216 .317 .369
1964 30 Indians 106 352 46 85 18 1 19 0 47 51 6 83 2 3 7 15 .241 .346 .460
1965 31 White Sox 122 356 39 86 11 0 18 1 48 59 3 74 2 3 5 13 .242 .355 .424
1966 32 White Sox 122 329 33 76 12 0 15 0 47 58 7 72 3 4 1 3 .231 .344 .404
1967 33 Cardinals 24 58 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 13 0 15 0 0 0 1 .121 .282 .138
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 905 2,767 355 706 112 10 129 2 417 414 27 485 13 33 29 69 .255 .354 .443
Johnny Romano

Johnny Romano Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1958 White Sox C 2 2 39 13 6.5 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1959 White Sox C 38 34 857 189 5.0 185 169 16 4 5 5 14 6 .979 5.83
1960 Indians C 99 88 2,333 506 5.1 500 470 30 6 6 7 36 19 .988 5.79
1961 Indians C 141 140 402 819 5.8 810 752 58 9 8 10 1 0 .989 54.40
1962 Indians C 130 128 3,374 727 5.6 720 657 63 7 6 15 4 6 .990 5.76
1963 Indians C 71 64 1,769 439 6.2 436 408 28 3 5 5 20 12 .993 6.65
1963 Indians LF 4 4 72 6 1.5 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.88
1964 Indians 1B 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1964 Indians C 96 93 2,525 759 7.9 752 714 38 7 3 11 37 17 .991 8.04
1964 Indians LF 1 1 21 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1965 White Sox 1B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 White Sox C 111 107 2,458 635 5.7 630 569 61 5 10 11 11 47 .992 6.92
1965 White Sox LF 4 3 75 7 1.8 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.52
1966 White Sox C 102 96 2,373 602 5.9 598 552 46 4 7 10 43 18 .993 6.80
1967 Cardinals C 20 19 462 116 5.8 114 111 3 2 1 3 5 1 .983 6.66
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 810 771 16,592 4,805 5.9 4,758 4,415 343 47 51 77 171 126 .990 7.74
LF Totals 9 8 168 16 1.8 15 14 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.41
1B Totals 3 1 33 9 3.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.36
10 Years 822 780 16,793 4,830 5.9 4,782 4,438 344 48 51 77 171 126 .990 7.69
Johnny Romano

Johnny Romano Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1958 White Sox 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.0 - - -
1959 White Sox 0 1 .000 17 1 n/a 25.2 7.0 5.0 - - -
1960 Indians 0 0 .000 12 0 n/a 19.8 6.3 6.1 - - -
1961 Indians 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 24.2 8.5 6.4 - - -
1962 Indians 0 1 .000 6 0 n/a 18.4 7.2 5.7 - - -
1963 Indians 4 3 .571 19 0 n/a 25.5 5.2 7.5 - - -
1964 Indians 2 2 .500 10 0 n/a 18.5 4.2 7.5 - - -
1965 White Sox 0 2 .000 11 0 n/a 19.8 4.8 7.4 - - -
1966 White Sox 0 0 .000 22 0 n/a 21.9 4.6 7.0 - - -
1967 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 29.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 7 9 .438 105 1 n/a 21.4 5.7 6.6 - - -
Johnny Romano

Johnny Romano Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 Chicago White Sox 20 Undetermined - -
1959 Chicago White Sox 20 Undetermined - Stats
1960 Cleveland Indians 11 Undetermined - -
1961 Cleveland Indians 11 Undetermined Stats -
1962 Cleveland Indians 11 Undetermined Stats -
1963 Cleveland Indians 9 , 5 Undetermined - -
1964 Cleveland Indians 7 $27,500.00 - -
1965 Chicago White Sox 5 $32,000.00 - -
1966 Chicago White Sox 5 $30,000.00 - -
1967 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Undetermined - -


John Anthony Romano, Jr. was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians (1960–1964), and St. Louis Cardinals (1967). Johnny, his nickname was one of the best defensive and offensive catchers of his time, appearing in four All-Star Games alongside Yogi Berra and Elston Howard .

Did you know that Johnny Romano was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players ever? As part of the club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, a panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives selected a roster of the Top 100 Greatest Indians and Romano was named one of the seven catchers.

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