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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)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 28, 1950 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Braves/Orioles 1950-1959

Final Game: September 12, 1959 (Age 35)
Died: August 12, 2011 in Cumming, GA
Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, GA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1950 26 BSN NL 2 0 1.000 6.97 16 1 7 0 0 0 20.2 37 21 16 1 13 15 0 0 1 110 56 2.419 16.1 0.4 5.7 6.5 1.15
1952 28 BSN NL 6 3 .667 4.11 29 10 10 2 1 1 92.0 100 53 42 8 31 45 2 1 2 405 88 1.424 9.8 0.8 3.0 4.4 1.45
1953 29 MLN NL 4 3 .571 2.67 36 1 10 0 0 0 81.0 79 34 24 4 22 36 3 1 2 331 149 1.247 8.8 0.4 2.4 4.0 1.64
1954 30 MLN NL 5 2 .714 2.81 40 4 13 1 0 2 99.1 77 34 31 11 34 68 1 1 2 392 134 1.117 7.0 1.0 3.1 6.2 2.00
1955 31 MLN NL 5 7 .417 3.42 40 2 18 0 0 4 92.0 81 38 35 5 55 8 43 2 0 3 404 110 1.478 7.9 0.5 5.4 4.2 0.78
1956 32 MLN NL 4 3 .571 3.71 36 0 23 0 0 6 51.0 54 21 21 9 21 2 26 1 0 1 224 94 1.471 9.5 1.6 3.7 4.6 1.24
1957 33 MLN NL 7 3 .700 3.88 30 0 16 0 0 4 65.0 67 29 28 9 26 5 44 1 0 2 284 91 1.431 9.3 1.2 3.6 6.1 1.69
1958 34 MLN NL 3 1 .750 8.10 15 0 6 0 0 1 23.1 35 21 21 4 10 3 13 1 0 1 114 45 1.929 13.5 1.5 3.9 5.0 1.30
1959 35 BAL AL 4 1 .800 4.11 31 1 16 0 0 1 50.1 57 32 23 6 19 2 29 3 1 2 230 93 1.510 10.2 1.1 3.4 5.2 1.53
9 Yrs 40 23 .635 3.77 273 19 119 3 1 19 574.2 587 283 241 57 231 20 319 14 4 16 2494 99 1.423 9.2 0.9 3.6 5.0 1.38
162 Game Avg. 9 5 .635 3.77 64 4 28 1 0 4 134 137 66 56 13 54 74 3 1 4 581 99 1.423 9.2 0.9 3.6 5.0 1.38
MLN (8 yrs) 36 22 .621 3.74 242 18 103 3 1 18 524.1 530 251 218 51 212 18 290 11 3 14 2264 99 1.415 9.1 0.9 3.6 5.0 1.37
BAL (1 yr) 4 1 .800 4.11 31 1 16 0 0 1 50.1 57 32 23 6 19 2 29 3 1 2 230 93 1.510 10.2 1.1 3.4 5.2 1.53
NL (8 yrs) 36 22 .621 3.74 242 18 103 3 1 18 524.1 530 251 218 51 212 18 290 11 3 14 2264 99 1.415 9.1 0.9 3.6 5.0 1.37
AL (1 yr) 4 1 .800 4.11 31 1 16 0 0 1 50.1 57 32 23 6 19 2 29 3 1 2 230 93 1.510 10.2 1.1 3.4 5.2 1.53

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1950 26 BSN NL 20.2 16 1 21 9.15 4.50 -0.13 0.00 97.4 4.51 -11 -1.0 .7 0.1 -0.7 -8 .437 .494
1952 28 BSN NL 92.0 29 10 53 5.18 4.21 -0.23 0.00 98.7 4.38 -8 -0.9 .6 -0.0 0.0 1 .469 .495
1953 29 MLN NL 81.0 36 1 34 3.78 5.14 0.08 0.00 91.2 4.62 8 0.8 .9 -0.2 1.5 17 .523 .505
1954 30 MLN NL 99.1 40 4 34 3.08 4.64 0.08 0.00 90.9 4.15 12 1.3 .8 -0.3 2.0 22 .532 .508
1955 31 MLN NL 92.0 40 2 38 3.72 4.45 0.17 0.00 93.8 4.01 5 0.5 1.6 0.0 1.5 13 .512 .503
1956 32 MLN NL 51.0 36 0 21 3.71 4.23 0.38 0.00 95.1 3.66 1 0.1 1.2 -0.1 0.5 5 .502 .500
1957 33 MLN NL 65.0 30 0 29 4.02 4.13 0.22 0.00 94.8 3.71 -2 -0.2 1.4 -0.1 0.4 4 .494 .499
1958 34 MLN NL 23.1 15 0 21 8.10 4.37 0.50 0.00 92.0 3.56 -12 -1.2 1.4 -0.3 -1.2 -9 .423 .493
1959 35 BAL AL 50.1 31 1 32 5.72 4.56 0.07 0.00 100.4 4.51 -6 -0.7 .7 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .479 .496
9 Seasons 574.2 273 19 283 4.43 4.49 0.10 0.00 94.6 4.16 -13 -1.2 1.1 -0.8 3.9 41 .495 .500
MLN (8 yrs) 524.1 242 18 251 4.31 4.49 0.10 0.00 94.0 4.12 -7 -0.6 1.1 -0.8 4.2 44 .498 .501
BAL (1 yr) 50.1 31 1 32 5.72 4.56 0.07 0.00 100.4 4.51 -6 -0.7 .7 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .479 .496

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1957 33 MLN NL WS W NYY 0 1 .000 1.29 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 24 0.429 2.6 1.3 1.3 10.3 8.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 1.29 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 24 0.429 2.6 1.3 1.3 10.3 8.00

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 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1950 26 BSN NL 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 171 1 0 0 0 1
1952 28 BSN NL 29 28 22 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .091 .167 .136 .303 -14 3 1 0 4 1
1953 29 MLN NL 36 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .071 .071 .071 .143 -62 1 0 0 1 1
1954 30 MLN NL 40 18 13 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 24 3 0 0 5 0 1
1955 31 MLN NL 40 23 20 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .100 .182 .100 .282 -21 2 1 0 1 0 0 1
1956 32 MLN NL 36 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .200 .250 .450 24 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1957 33 MLN NL 30 18 17 1 6 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 3 .353 .353 .588 .941 155 10 0 0 1 0 0 1
1958 34 MLN NL 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1959 35 BAL AL 31 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 87 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 273 118 100 7 18 2 0 1 14 0 0 5 17 .180 .217 .230 .447 23 23 3 0 12 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 70 59 4 11 1 0 1 8 0 3 10 .180 .217 .230 .447 23 14 2 0 7
MLN (8 yrs) 242 112 94 6 16 2 0 1 13 0 0 5 17 .170 .210 .223 .433 19 21 2 0 12 1 0
BAL (1 yr) 31 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 87 2 1 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 242 112 94 6 16 2 0 1 13 0 0 5 17 .170 .210 .223 .433 19 21 2 0 12 1 0
AL (1 yr) 31 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 87 2 1 0 0 0 0

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
1950 26 BSN NL 16 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1952 28 BSN NL 29 28 -4 0 -0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1953 29 MLN NL 36 15 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1954 30 MLN NL 40 18 -2 -0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1955 31 MLN NL 40 23 -2 0 -0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
1956 32 MLN NL 36 5 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.1 0 1
1957 33 MLN NL 30 18 1 -0 0 0 2 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1
1958 34 MLN NL 15 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1959 35 BAL AL 31 6 -0 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 273 118 -10 -0 -1 0 13 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.2 2
MLN (8 yrs) 242 112 -10 -0 -1 0 12 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.2 2
BAL (1 yr) 31 6 -0 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0

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
1957 33 MLN NL WS NYY W 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 BSN NL 26 P 16 1 0 20.2 11 1 10 0 0 1.000 4.79 0.69 .961 2.13 2.10 0 0 1
1952 BSN NL 28 P 29 10 2 92.0 31 9 21 1 3 .968 2.93 1.03 .953 2.18 2.16 6 4 40% 44% 0
1953 MLN NL 29 P 36 1 0 81.0 21 4 15 2 1 .905 2.11 0.53 .956 2.06 2.02 5 1 17% 1
1954 MLN NL 30 P 40 4 1 99.1 26 4 22 0 2 1.000 2.36 0.65 .960 2.07 2.06 3 3 50% 45% 0
1955 MLN NL 31 P 40 2 0 92.0 24 7 14 3 0 .875 2.05 0.53 .950 2.04 2.02 1 2 67% 44% 0
1956 MLN NL 32 P 36 0 0 51.0 15 4 10 1 0 .933 2.47 0.39 .966 2.05 2.03 2 1 33% 41% 0
1957 MLN NL 33 P 30 0 0 65.0 19 6 13 0 0 1.000 2.63 0.63 .962 2.06 2.08 3 0 0% 39% 0
1958 MLN NL 34 P 15 0 0 23.1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 2.31 0.40 .954 1.97 1.96 1 1 50% 38% 0
1959 BAL AL 35 P 31 1 0 50.1 12 1 10 1 0 .917 1.97 0.35 .955 2.06 2.03 3 1 25% 40% 0
9 Seasons P 273 19 3 574.2 166 38 119 9 6 .946 2.46 0.58 .957 2.08 2.05 24 13 35% 36% 2
9 Seasons TOT 273 19 3 574.2 166 38 119 9 6 .946 2.46 0.58 .957 2.08 2.05 24 13 35% 36% 2
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

Saves s c a p y
1955 NL  4 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1955 NL  18 (8th)
1956 NL  23 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 3 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1606), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (566), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (572nd), 4.1 career WAR/5.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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