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Don Johnson

Donald Spore Johnson (Pep)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 7, 1911 in Chicago, IL
School: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1943 (Age 31)
Rookie Status: Lost 1944 [*]
Team: Cubs 1943-1948

Final Game: May 16, 1948 (Age 36)
Died: April 6, 2000 in Laguna Beach, CA
Relatives: Son of Ernie Johnson
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1943 31 CHC NL 10 45 42 5 8 2 0 0 1 0 2 4 .190 .227 .238 .465 36 10 0 0 1 4
1944 32 CHC NL 154 644 608 50 169 37 1 2 71 8 28 48 .278 .311 .352 .663 87 214 11 1 7 *4 AS
1945 33 CHC NL 138 614 557 94 168 23 2 2 58 9 32 34 .302 .343 .361 .704 97 201 10 3 22 *4 MVP-21
1946 34 CHC NL 83 353 314 37 76 10 1 1 19 6 26 39 .242 .306 .290 .596 71 91 7 3 10 4
1947 35 CHC NL 120 434 402 33 104 17 2 3 26 2 24 45 .259 .302 .333 .635 71 134 5 1 7 *4/5
1948 36 CHC NL 6 12 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 39 3 1 0 0 /45
6 Yrs 511 2102 1935 219 528 89 6 8 175 26 112 171 .273 .315 .337 .653 83 653 34 8 47
162 Game Avg. 162 666 613 69 167 28 2 3 55 8 36 54 .273 .315 .337 .653 83 207 11 3 15

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1943 31 CHC NL 10 45 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 4
1944 32 CHC NL 154 644 -10 -0 0 -6 7 -10 -1.1 20 11 0.9 .493 .494 1.6 0.1 17 *4 AS
1945 33 CHC NL 138 614 -2 -1 0 12 6 16 1.8 19 36 3.6 .512 .511 2.4 2.0 23 *4 MVP-21
1946 34 CHC NL 83 353 -11 -0 0 -4 4 -12 -1.4 13 2 0.0 .484 .492 0.5 -0.0 6 4
1947 35 CHC NL 120 434 -16 -0 0 -4 5 -15 -1.5 17 2 0.2 .487 .491 0.6 0.2 6 *4/5
1948 36 CHC NL 6 12 -1 0 -0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .467 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /45
6 Seasons 511 2102 -44 -1 -0 -3 23 -25 -2.8 72 47 4.4 .495 .497 4.8 2.2 50

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 33 CHC NL WS DET L 7 33 29 4 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 .172 .172 .310 .483 9 0 0 4 0 0
1 WS 7 33 29 4 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 .172 .172 .310 .483 9 0 0 4 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1943 CHC NL 31 2B 10 9 9 70 32 35 3 8 .957 6.70 .969 5.76
1944 CHC NL 32 2B 154 154 148 894 385 462 47 85 .947 5.50 .963 5.63 AS
1945 CHC NL 33 2B 138 138 132 768 309 440 19 74 .975 5.43 .967 5.58 MVP-21
1946 CHC NL 34 2B 83 80 73 428 192 228 8 34 .981 5.06 .971 5.52
1947 CHC NL 35 2B 108 99 91 563 255 291 17 65 .970 5.06 .975 5.57
1947 CHC NL 35 3B 6 5 5 16 5 11 0 4 1.000 2.67 .947 3.07
1948 CHC NL 36 2B 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 .970 5.40
1948 CHC NL 36 3B 2 2 2 5 1 2 2 1 .600 1.50 .940 3.10
6 Seasons 2B 495 480 453 2726 1175 1457 94 267 .966 5.32 .968 5.59
2 Seasons 3B 8 7 7 21 6 13 2 5 .905 2.38 .945 3.08
6 Seasons TOT 503 487 460 2747 1181 1470 96 272 .965 5.27 .968 5.55
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1944
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1945 NL  2.0 (1st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1945 NL  .302 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1944 NL  154 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1944 NL  608 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1945 NL  94 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1944 NL  37 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1944 NL  129 (7th)
1945 NL  141 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1945 NL  22 (1st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1944 NL  457 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1944 NL  462 (4th)
1945 NL  440 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1944 NL  47 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  154 (2nd)
1945 NL  138 (4th)
1947 NL  108 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  385 (1st)
1945 NL  309 (4th)
1947 NL  255 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  462 (2nd)
1945 NL  440 (3rd)
1947 NL  291 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  47 (1st)
1945 NL  19 (4th)
1947 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  85 (3rd)
1945 NL  74 (3rd)
1947 NL  65 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1944 NL  5.50 (4th)
1945 NL  5.43 (3rd)
1947 NL  5.06 (5th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1945 NL  .975 (3rd)
1947 NL  .970 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1381), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1073), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2788), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (297th), 4.4 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/4.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • September 25, 1943: Traded by Milwaukee (American Association) to the Chicago Cubs for players to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Hal Peck (September 29, 1943) and Chico Hernandez (September 29, 1943) to Milwaukee (American Association) to complete the trade.
  • May 17, 1949: Released by the Chicago Cubs.
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