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Ernie Johnson

Ernest Rudolph Johnson

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 151 lb.

Born: April 29, 1888 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: August 5, 1912 (Age 24.098)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1915 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/Yankees/Terriers 1912-1925

Final Game: September 28, 1925 (Age 37.152)
Died: May 1, 1952 in Monrovia, CA
Buried: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
Relatives: Father of Don 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
1912 24 CHW AL 21 44 42 7 11 0 1 0 5 0 3 1 7 .262 .279 .310 .589 70 13 0 1 6
1915 27 SLM FL 152 581 512 58 123 18 10 7 67 32 46 35 .240 .305 .355 .661 90 182 2 23 *6
1916 28 SLB AL 74 279 236 29 54 9 3 0 19 13 30 23 .229 .323 .292 .616 90 69 3 9 65
1917 29 SLB AL 80 227 199 28 49 6 2 2 20 13 12 16 .246 .296 .327 .622 93 65 2 11 645
1918 30 SLB AL 29 33 34 7 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 .265 .286 .294 .580 78 10 1 0 6/5
1921 33 CHW AL 142 664 613 93 181 28 7 1 51 22 13 29 24 .295 .328 .369 .697 79 226 1 21 *6
1922 34 CHW AL 144 673 603 85 153 17 3 0 56 21 18 40 30 .254 .304 .292 .596 57 176 4 26 *6
1923 35 TOT AL 31 98 91 11 27 3 1 1 9 2 1 4 6 .297 .333 .385 .718 89 35 1 2 6/5
1923 35 CHW AL 12 58 53 5 10 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 5 .189 .246 .226 .472 26 12 1 1 6
1923 35 NYY AL 19 40 38 6 17 1 1 1 8 0 0 1 1 .447 .462 .605 1.067 177 23 0 1 6/5
1924 36 NYY AL 64 133 119 24 42 4 8 3 12 1 6 11 7 .353 .412 .597 1.009 158 71 1 3 4/65
1925 37 NYY AL 76 183 170 30 48 5 1 5 17 6 3 8 10 .282 .315 .412 .726 85 70 0 4 46/5
10 Yrs 813 2915 2619 372 697 91 36 19 256 114 44 181 160 .266 .317 .350 .667 82 917 15 100
162 Game Avg. 162 581 522 74 139 18 7 4 51 23 36 32 .266 .317 .350 .667 82 183 3 20
CHW (4 yrs) 319 1439 1311 190 355 47 11 1 113 45 35 73 66 .271 .312 .326 .638 66 427 6 49
NYY (3 yrs) 159 356 327 60 107 10 10 9 37 7 9 20 18 .327 .368 .502 .869 122 164 1 8
SLB (3 yrs) 183 539 469 64 112 16 5 2 39 30 42 41 .239 .309 .307 .617 91 144 6 20
SLM (1 yr) 152 581 512 58 123 18 10 7 67 32 46 35 .240 .305 .355 .661 90 182 2 23
AL (9 yrs) 661 2334 2107 314 574 73 26 12 189 82 44 135 125 .272 .320 .349 .669 80 735 13 77
FL (1 yr) 152 581 512 58 123 18 10 7 67 32 46 35 .240 .305 .355 .661 90 182 2 23

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
1912 24 CHW AL 21 44 -2 -1 0 1 1 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.2 -0 6
1915 27 SLM FL 152 581 -6 2 0 6 10 12 1.4 10 22 2.3 .509 .509 1.5 1.9 16 *6
1916 28 SLB AL 74 279 -2 0 0 3 4 6 0.7 11 17 1.8 .510 .505 1.5 0.9 14 65
1917 29 SLB AL 80 227 -2 1 0 -1 3 2 0.2 9 10 1.1 .503 .501 1.2 0.3 11 645
1918 30 SLB AL 29 33 -1 1 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 6/5
1921 33 CHW AL 142 664 -19 0 0 2 9 -8 -0.6 24 16 1.6 .495 .496 1.4 1.1 14 $6,500 *6
1922 34 CHW AL 144 673 -37 -2 0 1 9 -29 -3.1 24 -5 -0.6 .480 .482 -0.7 1.0 -6 $6,500 *6
1923 35 CHW AL 12 58 -6 0 0 -2 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .443 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $6,500 6
1923 35 NYY AL 19 40 4 0 0 -1 1 4 0.4 2 5 0.5 .520 .502 0.6 -0.0 6 $6,500 6/5
1924 36 NYY AL 64 133 9 -2 0 0 2 9 0.9 5 14 1.4 .513 .505 1.4 0.2 14 $6,500 4/65
1925 37 NYY AL 76 183 -5 0 0 -3 3 -4 -0.4 7 2 0.3 .495 .497 0.5 0.0 5 $6,500 46/5
10 Seasons 813 2915 -65 -1 0 5 44 -17 -1.5 94 77 7.9 .498 .498 7.3 5.3 72 $39,000
CHW (4 yrs) 319 1439 -64 -3 0 2 20 -44 -4.5 51 6 0.6 .486 .490 0.4 2.2 5 $19,500
NYY (3 yrs) 159 356 9 -2 0 -4 5 8 0.8 13 22 2.2 .505 .501 2.5 0.2 26 $19,500
SLB (3 yrs) 183 539 -4 2 0 1 8 7 0.8 20 27 2.9 .505 .502 2.9 1.1 26
SLM (1 yr) 152 581 -6 2 0 6 10 12 1.4 10 22 2.3 .509 .509 1.5 1.9 16

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
1923 ❍ 35 NYY AL WS NYG W 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1912 CHW AL 24 SS 16 61 23 37 1 3 .984 3.75 .921 5.32
1915 SLM FL 27 SS 152 152 147 876 348 477 51 64 .942 5.43 .929 5.23
1916 SLB AL 28 SS 60 57 52 328 115 192 21 19 .936 5.12 .938 5.18
1916 SLB AL 28 3B 12 11 10 31 11 17 3 1 .903 2.33 .939 3.40
1917 SLB AL 29 SS 39 32 28 198 77 106 15 8 .924 4.69 .931 5.08
1917 SLB AL 29 2B 18 17 14 94 34 51 9 9 .904 4.72 .959 5.14
1917 SLB AL 29 3B 14 10 8 52 11 40 1 2 .981 3.64 .941 3.36
1918 SLB AL 30 SS 11 5 5 28 6 17 5 1 .821 2.09 .939 5.39
1918 SLB AL 30 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.40
1921 CHW AL 33 SS 141 140 138 829 291 494 44 86 .947 5.57 .941 5.34
1922 CHW AL 34 SS 141 141 140 764 259 468 37 84 .952 5.16 .946 5.20
1923 TOT AL 35 SS 27 12 11 108 45 57 6 13 .944 3.78 .946 5.02
1923 CHW AL 35 SS 12 12 11 64 24 35 5 9 .922 4.92 .946 5.02
1923 NYY AL 35 SS 15 0 0 44 21 22 1 4 .977 2.87 .946 5.02
1923 NYY AL 35 3B 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 3.40
1924 NYY AL 36 2B 27 25 19 134 54 74 6 12 .955 4.74 .966 5.76
1924 NYY AL 36 SS 9 0 0 7 2 4 1 1 .857 0.67 .949 5.14
1924 NYY AL 36 3B 2 1 1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 3.50 .951 3.25
1925 NYY AL 37 2B 34 28 22 155 58 90 7 17 .955 4.35 .962 5.76
1925 NYY AL 37 SS 28 5 4 49 30 17 2 4 .959 1.68 .944 5.20
1925 NYY AL 37 3B 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .950 3.20
10 Seasons SS 624 544 525 3248 1196 1869 183 283 .944 4.91 .938 5.23
3 Seasons 2B 79 70 55 383 146 215 22 38 .943 4.57 .963 5.62
6 Seasons 3B 32 25 21 93 27 62 4 3 .957 2.78 .941 3.36
10 Seasons TOT 735 639 601 3724 1369 2146 209 324 .944 4.78 .940 5.19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1915 FL  1.9 (1st)
1921 AL  1.1 (3rd)
1922 AL  1.0 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1915 FL  152 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1921 AL  613 (4th)
1922 AL  603 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1922 AL  673 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1915 FL  7 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1915 FL  67 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1915 FL  32 (7th)
1921 AL  22 (4th)
1922 AL  21 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1921 AL  145 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1915 FL  23 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1921 AL  13 (6th)
1922 AL  18 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1915 FL  11.5 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1915 FL  73.1 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1921 AL  466 (2nd)
1922 AL  494 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1915 FL  477 (3rd)
1921 AL  494 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1915 FL  51 (5th)
1921 AL  44 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  152 (2nd)
1921 AL  141 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  348 (3rd)
1921 AL  291 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  477 (3rd)
1921 AL  494 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  51 (5th)
1921 AL  44 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  64 (3rd)
1921 AL  86 (2nd)
1922 AL  84 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  5.43 (3rd)
1921 AL  5.57 (2nd)
Career  4.91 (82nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1915 FL  .942 (2nd)
1921 AL  .947 (3rd)
1922 AL  .952 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 17 (1131), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2215), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (204th), 8.0 career WAR/8.5 7yr-peak WAR/8.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1921 33 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 34 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 35 Chicago White Sox $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/NYY
35 New York Yankees $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 36 New York Yankees $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 37 New York Yankees $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$39,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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