Johnny Joe Lewis
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 189 lb.
- High School Booker T. Washington High School (Pensacola)
- Debut April 14, 1964
- Final Game June 11, 1967
- Born August 10, 1939 in Greenville, AL USA
- Died July 28, 2018 in Pensacola, FL USA
Johnny Lewis was the player who appeared the most in right field on the New York Mets in 1965, and also the player who appeared the most in center field for the team. In addition, he played three other years in the majors.
Lewis hit .245 in 1965, on a team whose overall batting average was .221. His 15 homers were tied for third-best on the team. Lewis is remembered for hitting a home run in the 11th inning of a game on June 14th to beat Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds, who had pitched ten no-hit innings until then.
He slugged over .500 several times in the minors.
After his playing career ended, he was a scout (1970-1972), coach and manager at various levels in the Cardinals organization from 1970 to 1998, including coaching the big league Cardinals from 1973 to 1976 and again from 1985 to 1989.
In 1999-2001, Lewis was the Houston Astros minor league hitting coordinator. After the 2001 season, he was named roving hitting instructor by the Astros.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1977||Calgary Cardinals||Pioneer League||34-36||4th||St. Louis Cardinals||none|
|1978||Calgary Cardinals||Pioneer League||37-32||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1979||Gastonia Cardinals||Western Carolinas League||65-74||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|