Ernie Johnson (johnser01)
Ernest Rudolph Johnson
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 151 lb.
- Debut August 5, 1912
- Final Game September 28, 1925
- Born April 29, 1888 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died May 1, 1952 in Monrovia, CA USA
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.
He is not to be confused with a later Ernie Johnson.