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Alex Johnson
Left fielder
Born: December 7, 1942 (1942-12-07) (age 67)
Helena, Arkansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 25, 1964 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1976 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Batting average     .288
Home runs     78
Stolen bases     113
Career highlights and awards

Alexander Johnson (born December 7, 1942, in Helena, Arkansas is a former professional baseball player. He was an outfielder and designated hitter over parts of 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. He won the 1970 American League batting title while playing for the California Angels. Johnson turned down many football scholarships to pursue his dream of baseball.

His brother, Ron, was a professional soccer player.

Johnson holds the distinction of being the only player in the 20th century to play 10 or more years in the big leagues but never for more than two seasons with any one team.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Edes, Gordon (2009). "Milton Bradley’s behavior has a precedent" (accessed 26 Sept, 2009)

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Preceded by
Mike McCormick
NL Comeback Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Tommie Agee
Preceded by
Rod Carew
American League Batting Champion
Succeeded by
Tony Oliva


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