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Ernie Johnson

Ernest Thorwald Johnson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 16, 1924 in Brattleboro, VT
High School: Union HS (Brattleboro, VT)
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1950 (Age 25.316, 8,268th in MLB history)   vs. PHI 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Orioles 1950-1959

Last Game: September 12, 1959 (Age 35.088)   vs. CHW 0.0 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER
Died: August 12, 2011 in Cumming, GA
Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, GA
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Ernie Johnson: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs RHP1
High Lev1
1 Opp
1 Pitcher
Steve Ridzik1
1 Park
Polo Grounds1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
2 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1957-06-05 MLN @ NYG Steve Ridzik tied 4-4 t 3 2 1-3 3 9 1 0.281 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Adcock Scores; Crandall Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1913 to 2016, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.