Ernie Johnson (johnser01)

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Ernest Rudolph Johnson

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Shortstop Ernie Johnson played for several teams in his ten-year major league career, perhaps most notably at the end of his career with the New York Yankees of Babe Ruth's time. He appeared in the 1923 World Series.

Ernie was normally a below-average hitter but had a great year as a backup in 1924 when he hit .353 and slugged .597 in 119 at-bats. Early in his career he stole some bases, with a peak of 32 in 1915.

Johnson, who was born in Chicago, IL, played twice for the Chicago White Sox. The second time was in 1921-23, when there were opportunities on the team after the Black Sox scandal opened up some spots.

Johnson managed the 1920 Salt Lake City Bees, 1926-28 Portland Beavers, and 1929-32 Seattle Indians. He was then a scout for the Boston Red Sox from 1933 until his passing.

He is not to be confused with a later Ernie Johnson.

His brother, George Johnson, umpired in the American Association and other minor leagues for many years, retiring in 1943. His son, Don Johnson, played for 19 pro seasons.

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