Johnny Werts

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Henry Levi Werts

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Werts finishing second on the Boston Braves in wins in 1926 with 11, trailing only Larry Benton's 14. He finished second in the league in hit batsmen, behind only Don Songer's 11. In 1927, his six wild pitches were third most in the National League.

On June 2, 1928, he was traded with Jimmy Cooney Jr. and Luke Urban to the Buffalo Bisons for Bonnie Hollingsworth.

He also spent seven years playing in the minor leagues, going 59-62 in 218 games. In 1924, he posted a 2.79 ERA despite going 16-17.

Following his death, he was interred at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newberry, SC.

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