Johnny Tillman

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John Lawrence Tillman

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Tillman had a long career in pro ball, coming to the majors for two games with the St. Louis Browns in the second half of September 1915, during which he allowed just one earned run in ten innings of work. He was 22 at the time, a few months younger than teammate and fellow pitcher George Sisler.

Johnny had 19 years in pro ball, winning at least 167 games. He broke in with the New Bedford Whalers in 1914, going 11-1, and was 22-6 with them the next year, 1915, coming to the Browns at the end of that year. He won the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on September 22nd (Sisler played in the field that day). Johnny later spent parts of five years with the Pittsfield Hillies, parts of five years with the York White Roses, and went 21-12 for the Harrisburg Senators in 1929.

He managed in the minors in 1927, 1929 and 1930.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Johnny Tillman