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Si Johnson
Born: October 5, 1906(1906-10-05)
Danway, Illinois
Died: May 12, 1994 (aged 87)
Sheridan, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 11, 1928 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1947 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Win-Loss     101-165
Earned run average     4.09
Strikeouts     840

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.[1]


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