Johnny Enzmann

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John Enzmann
(Gentleman John)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Enzmann pitched four years in the majors, with a good 2.84 ERA. He also had 16 years in the minors, including parts of seven seasons with the Newark Indians/Newark Bears. He had a long life, living to age 94.

Johnny was born in Brooklyn, NY, and made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Robins in 1914, although he had spent a couple of successful years with Newark prior to that. Enzmann was a year older than teammate Casey Stengel. After more time in the minors, primarily with Newark, he came back to the majors.

Johnny had most of his major league appearances with the Cleveland Indians in 1918 and 1919. Lee Fohl was manager most of the time, and the teams played well over .500. Johnny was the same age as teammate Stan Coveleski. Half of 1919 was spent with the Milwaukee Brewers.

During the off-season he was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies and played his last major league year for them in 1920. He was with the Syracuse Stars for half the season, where he also managed. He then played in the minors through 1928.

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