John Robert Mize
( The Big Cat)
Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: January 7, 1913 in Demorest, GA School: Piedmont College (Demorest, GA) by the Signed St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1930.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 16, 1936 (Age 23)
vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants/Yankees 1936-1953 Final Game: September 26, 1953 (Age 40)
vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1981.
View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Johnny Mize Page
Died: June 2, 1993 in Demorest, GA Buried: Yonah View Memorial Gardens, Demorest, GA
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News -- May 2013
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