Ben Johnson (johnsbe01)
Benjamin Franklin Johnson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Greenwood (SC) High School
- Debut September 6, 1959
- Final Game June 12, 1960
- Born May 16, 1931 in Greenwood, SC USA
- Died May 8, 2020 in Greenwood, SC USA
Ben Johnson pitched 21 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1959 and 1960. He also pitched 14 seasons in the minors.
He had one career major league save. It came on April 14, 1960. He got Jim Davenport to ground out for the last out of the Cubs' 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants.
He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1952-1953, when he was out of organized baseball. After his retirement he worked for the Monsanto corporation in his hometown of Greenwood, SC. He passed away there in 2020, a few days short of his 89th birthday.
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