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Johnny Sain

John Franklin Sain

Positions: Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 25, 1917 in Havana, Arkansas, United States
Died: November 7, 2006 in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
High School: Havana HS (Havana, AR)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1936 18 -3.4 Osceola NEAR D 5 3 .625 2.72 4.03 11 76.0 71 34 23 32 1.355 8.4 3.8
1937 19 -2.1 Osceola NEAR D SLB 5 8 .385 4.13 5.73 24 135.0 128 86 62 64 1.422 8.5 4.3
1938 20 -0.9 Newport NEAR D 16 4 .800 2.72 3.87 21 172.0 162 74 52 48 1.221 8.5 2.5
1939 21 -0.3 Newport NEAR D DET 18 10 .643 3.27 4.21 29 220.0 214 103 80 76 1.318 8.8 3.1
1940 22 -5.2 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO 8 4 .667 4.45 5.20 30 7 97.0 98 56 48 52 1.546 9.1 4.8
1941 23 -4.5 Nashville SOUA A1 6 12 .333 4.60 5.44 41 15 139.0 160 84 71 71 1.662 10.4 4.6
1942 24 -4.9 BSN NL MLB BSN 4 7 .364 3.90 5.01 40 3 24 0 0 6 97.0 79 54 42 8 63 68 5 1 4 423 1.464 7.3 0.7 5.8 6.3 1.08
1946 28 -1.6 BSN NL MLB BSN 20 14 .588 2.21 2.72 37 34 3 24 3 2 265.0 225 80 65 8 87 129 2 0 3 1086 1.177 7.6 0.3 3.0 4.4 1.48
1947 29 -0.2 BSN NL MLB BSN 21 12 .636 3.52 3.96 38 35 3 22 3 1 266.0 265 117 104 18 79 132 4 0 3 1131 1.293 9.0 0.6 2.7 4.5 1.67
1948 30 1.1 BSN NL MLB BSN 24 15 .615 2.60 3.00 42 39 3 28 4 1 314.2 297 105 91 19 83 137 5 0 2 1313 1.208 8.5 0.5 2.4 3.9 1.65
1949 31 2.2 BSN NL MLB BSN 10 17 .370 4.81 5.56 37 36 1 16 1 0 243.0 285 150 130 15 75 73 4 0 1 1072 1.481 10.6 0.6 2.8 2.7 0.97
1950 32 3.7 BSN NL MLB BSN 20 13 .606 3.94 4.49 37 37 0 25 3 0 278.1 294 139 122 34 70 96 2 3 5 1178 1.308 9.5 1.1 2.3 3.1 1.37
1951 33 4.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BSN-NYY 7 14 .333 4.20 4.79 33 26 4 7 1 2 197.1 236 105 92 21 53 84 3 0 0 866 1.465 10.8 1.0 2.4 3.8 1.58
1951 33 4.4 BSN NL MLB BSN 5 13 .278 4.21 4.94 26 22 2 6 1 1 160.1 195 88 75 16 45 63 3 0 0 711 1.497 10.9 0.9 2.5 3.5 1.40
1951 33 3.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 2 1 .667 4.14 4.14 7 4 2 1 0 1 37.0 41 17 17 5 8 21 0 0 0 155 1.324 10.0 1.2 1.9 5.1 2.63
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1952 34 3.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 11 6 .647 3.46 4.25 35 16 15 8 0 7 148.1 149 70 57 15 38 57 2 0 0 620 1.261 9.0 0.9 2.3 3.5 1.50
1953 35 5.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 14 7 .667 3.00 3.24 40 19 19 10 1 7 189.0 189 68 63 16 45 84 3 1 2 780 1.238 9.0 0.8 2.1 4.0 1.87
1954 36 7.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 6 6 .500 3.16 3.16 45 0 39 0 0 26 77.0 66 27 27 11 15 33 0 1 0 310 1.052 7.7 1.3 1.8 3.9 2.20
1955 37 8.6 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-NYY 2 5 .286 5.58 5.76 28 0 14 0 0 1 50.0 60 32 31 14 11 4 17 0 0 0 219 1.420 10.8 2.5 2.0 3.1 1.55
1955 37 8.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 0 0 6.75 6.75 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 6 4 4 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 22 1.312 10.1 6.8 1.7 8.4 5.00
1955 37 8.6 KCA AL MLB KCA 2 5 .286 5.44 5.64 25 0 13 0 0 1 44.2 54 28 27 10 10 4 12 0 0 0 197 1.433 10.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 1.20
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 139 116 .545 3.49 4.01 412 245 125 140 16 53 2125.2 2145 947 824 179 619 4 910 30 6 20 8998 1.300 9.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 1.47
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 58 41 .586 3.60 4.69 156 22 839.0 833 437 336 343 1.402 8.9 3.7
All Levels (17 Seasons) 197 157 .556 3.52 4.20 568 267 125 140 16 53 2964.2 2978 1384 1160 179 962 4 910 30 6 20 8998 1.329 9.0 2.9
D (4 seasons) Minors 44 25 .638 3.24 4.43 85 603.0 575 297 217 220 1.318 8.6 3.3
A1 (2 seasons) Minors 14 16 .467 4.54 5.34 71 22 236.0 258 140 119 123 1.614 9.8 4.7
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1936 18 -3.7 Osceola NEAR D 11
1937 19 -2.7 Osceola NEAR D SLB 24 49 13 4 0 0 .265 .347 17
1938 20 -1.2 Newport NEAR D 47 136 35 5 2 1 .257 .346 47
1939 21 -0.8 Newport NEAR D DET 58 184 58 6 4 2 .315 .424 78
1940 22 -4.5 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO 35 38 15 2 1 0 .395 .500 19
1941 23 -3.7 Nashville SOUA A1 68 121 34 3 0 0 .281 .306 37
1942 24 -3.8 BSN NL MLB BSN 40 30 27 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .074 .107 .074 .181 2 1 0 2
1946 28 -0.7 BSN NL MLB BSN 40 104 94 6 28 2 1 0 17 0 0 0 .298 .298 .340 .638 32 2 0 10
1947 29 0.3 BSN NL MLB BSN 40 118 107 13 37 7 0 0 18 0 3 1 .346 .364 .411 .775 44 2 0 8
1948 30 1.9 BSN NL MLB BSN 43 132 115 11 25 3 1 0 16 0 1 3 .217 .224 .261 .485 30 4 0 16
1949 31 2.9 BSN NL MLB BSN 39 102 97 10 20 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 .206 .222 .237 .459 23 2 0 3
1950 32 4.1 BSN NL MLB BSN 37 116 102 9 21 2 0 1 15 0 6 3 .206 .257 .255 .512 26 2 1 7
1951 33 4.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BSN-NYY 33 72 66 7 15 3 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .227 .250 .318 .568 21 7 1 4
1951 33 4.5 BSN NL MLB BSN 26 58 52 4 11 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 .212 .241 .308 .548 16 6 1 4
1951 33 4.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 7 14 14 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643 5 1 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1952 34 5.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 47 75 71 4 19 4 1 1 14 0 0 3 5 .268 .297 .394 .692 28 1 0 1
1953 35 6.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 41 77 68 8 17 3 1 0 8 0 0 5 1 .250 .301 .324 .625 22 4 0 4
1954 36 7.6 NYY AL MLB NYY 45 20 17 1 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 .353 .421 .412 .833 7 0 0 1 0
1955 37 8.5 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-NYY 28 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 37 8.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 37 8.5 KCA AL MLB KCA 25 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 433 856 774 69 190 28 4 3 101 0 0 24 20 .245 .270 .304 .574 235 25 2 56 0 0
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 243 528 528 155 20 7 3 198
All Levels (17 Seasons) 676 1384 1302 69 345 48 11 6 101 0 0 24 20 433 25 2 56 0 0
D (4 seasons) Minors 140 369 369 106 15 6 3 142
A1 (2 seasons) Minors 103 159 159 49 5 1 0 .308 .352 56
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1936 18 Osceola NEAR D P 11
1937 19 Osceola NEAR D SLB P 24
1938 20 Newport NEAR D OF 26 33 31 1 1 .970 1.23
1940 22 Nashville SOUA A1 BRO P 30
1941 23 Nashville SOUA A1 P 41
1942 24 BSN NL MLB BSN P 40 97.0 26 1 25 0 0 1.000 2.41 0.65
1946 28 BSN NL MLB BSN P 37 265.0 82 20 61 1 4 .988 2.75 2.19
1947 29 BSN NL MLB BSN P 38 266.0 69 11 55 3 1 .957 2.23 1.74
1948 30 BSN NL MLB BSN P 42 315.0 71 21 48 2 3 .972 1.97 1.64
1949 31 BSN NL MLB BSN P 37 243.0 52 14 35 3 2 .942 1.81 1.32
1950 32 BSN NL MLB BSN P 37 278.0 60 14 42 4 3 .933 1.81 1.51
1951 33 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB BSN-NYY P 33 197.0 53 14 38 1 4 .981 2.38 1.58
1951 33 BSN NL MLB BSN P 26 160.0 42 13 28 1 3 .976 2.31 1.58
1951 33 NYY AL MLB NYY P 7 37.0 11 1 10 0 1 1.000 2.68 1.57
1952 34 NYY AL MLB NYY P 35 148.0 36 15 18 3 0 .917 2.01 0.94
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1953 35 NYY AL MLB NYY P 40 189.0 42 8 32 2 1 .952 1.90 1.00
1954 36 NYY AL MLB NYY P 45 77.0 17 6 11 0 0 1.000 1.99 0.38
1955 37 2 Teams AL MLB KCA-NYY P 28 50.0 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 1.62 0.32
1955 37 NYY AL MLB NYY P 3 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.33
1955 37 KCA AL MLB KCA P 25 45.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.60 0.32
MLB (11 seasons) MLB P 412 2125.0 517 127 371 19 18 .963 2.11 1.21
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 106
All Levels (15 Seasons) P 518 2125.0 517 127 371 19 18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1936 18 Osceola Indians Northeast Arkansas League D
1937 19 Osceola Indians Northeast Arkansas League D
1938 20 Newport Cardinals Northeast Arkansas League D
1939 21 Newport Tigers Northeast Arkansas League D
1940 22 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association A1
1941 23 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association A1
1942 24 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1943 25 Military Service
1944 26 Military Service
1945 27 Military Service
1946 28 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1947 29 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1948 30 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1949 31 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1950 32 Boston Braves National League MLB 1 1950-04-19 1950-09-27
1951 33 Boston Braves National League MLB 1 1951-04-18 1951-08-25
1951 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 1951-09-03 1951-09-30
1952 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1952-04-16 1952-09-28
1953 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1953-04-16 1953-09-26
1954 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-25
1955 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1955-04-27 1955-05-07
1955 37 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB 2 1955-05-14 1955-07-15

Sabr ID: d83d0584

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