Si Johnson

American baseball player
Silas Kenneth Johnson (October 5, 1906 – May 12, 1994) born in Danway near Ottawa, Illinois was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1928–36), St. Louis Cardinals (1936–38), Philadelphia Phillies (1940–43 and 1946) and Boston Braves (1946–47). He led the National League in Losses in 1931 (19) and 1934 (22). Johnson also led the National League in Earned Runs Allowed (125) in 1934. In 17 seasons he had a 101-165 Win-Loss record, 492 Games, 272 Games Started, 108 Complete Games, 13 Shutouts, 115 Games Finished, 15 Saves, 2,281 ⅓ Innings Pitched, 2,510 Hits Allowed, 1,226 Runs Allowed, 1,036 Earned Runs Allowed, 120 Home Runs Allowed, 687 Walks Allowed, 840 Strikeouts, 36 Hit Batsmen, 26 Wild Pitches, 9,903 Batters Faced, 3 Balks and a 4.09 ERA. Si Johnson was the last person to strike out Babe Ruth. He died in Sheridan, Illinois at the age of 87.

Personal facts

Given name
Si
Family name
Johnson
Birth date
1906-10-05
Birth place
LaSalle County, Illinois

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