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Johnny Lindell
Outfielder
Born: August 30, 1916(1916-08-30)
Greeley, Colorado
Died: August 27, 1985 (aged 68)
Newport Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 18, 1941 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 9, 1954 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average     .273
Home runs     72
Runs batted in     404
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AL in triples twice (1941-2)

John Harlan Lindell (August 30, 1916 in Greeley, Colorado - August 27, 1985 in Newport Beach, California). He played football at Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School (Now Monrovia High School) in Monrovia, California, where he was an end. Johnny Lindell also won the 120 yard High Hurdles at the 1935 California State track meet, as well as placing fourth in the long jump.

He is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1941-1954. He would play for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1944 Lindell hit four doubles in a game, tied for the major league record. He led the AL in total bases in 1944, and in triples in 1943 and 1944. He also pitched during 1942 and 1953, with an 8-18 record and 4.47 ERA. His control was off in 1953—he lead the league in bases on balls and wild pitches.

Lindell recorded 468 putouts in 1944, the 10th best season total for an outfielder during the years he played.

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