John Anderson (minors05)

From BR Bullpen

John H. Anderson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

BR minors page 38-40

BR minors page 46

Biographical Information[edit]

John Anderson played for Jeanerette in the Evangeline League (1937); El Paso in the Arizona-Texas League (1938); Cooleemee in the North Carolina State League (1938); Winston-Salem in the Piedmont League (1938); Niagara Falls in the PONY League (1939); Danville-Schoolfield-Mt. Airy in the Bi-State League (1940) and the Spokane Indians in the Western International League (1946).

When the Team Bus en route from Spokane, WA to Bremerton, WA plunged off a mountainside in the Cascade mountains, killing eight members of the Spokane Indians of the Western International League and severely injuring two others (yet another had been plucked off the roster by the San Diego Padres) (see Jack Lohrke, Ben Geraghty and/or Chris Hartje) Anderson, who was the team's trainer but had been a fairly decent minor leaguer in his younger days, volunteered to pitch in. Proving he was more than roster filler, he hit two doubles in his first game in only three plate appearances.

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