Roy Johnson (johnsro02)
Roy Cleveland Johnson
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1929
- Final Game April 27, 1938
- Born February 23, 1903 in Pryor, OK USA
- Died September 10, 1973 in Tacoma, WA USA
"Roy was the flashiest athlete I've ever seen." - Earl Averill
Brother of Bob Johnson, Roy Johnson's lifetime major league batting average was the same as his brother, .296.
Roy, a few years old than Indian Bob, signed first with the pros and came first to the majors. He did not have his brother's power in the majors, but hit well for average, drew walks, and stole bases. He played ten seasons in the majors, mostly in the American League. Roy and Bob played on opposing teams in the American League from 1933-1937, but were never teammates in the majors.
Before the majors, Roy had played three seasons with the San Francisco Seals, filling the outfield along with Smead Jolley and Earl Averill. Before the Seals, he had previously played semi-pro ball with Averill. Roy and Smead would eventually play together in the majors, and Averill regretted that he didn't get the chance.
One source: obituary by the Tacoma News Tribune. www.thedeadballera.com/Obits/Johnson.Roy.Obit.html
- AL At Bats Leader (1929)
- AL Doubles Leader (1929)
- AL Triples Leader (1931)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1934)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1929, 1931 & 1932)
- 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1929)
- Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1936