Ellis Johnson

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Ellis Walter Johnson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

On September 5, 1914, Ellis Johnson gave up Babe Ruth's only minor league home run in the middle of a 9-0 loss by Toronto (International League) to Ruth's Providence team. Ruth also pitched a one-hitter that day.

Walt Johnson had three cups of coffee as a pitcher with the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics. He served in World War I and continued pitching in the minor leagues until 1922. He became a plumber for the Dayton Company (now the Target Corporation.). He died at age 72 and is buried at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

He was also known as "Walt Johnson".

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