Roy Johnson (johnsro01)

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Roy J. Johnson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Roy "Hardrock" Johnson pitched 50 innings for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1918. Johnson was a year older than second baseman Jimmie Dykes.

Wikipedia's article on Johnson says he was given the name "Hardrock" as a manager because of the tough way his teams played. Some sources spell it as "Hard Rock".

He managed several teams, including at Catalina, where he also lived for several years.

He is one of three major leaguers with the name "Roy Johnson"; the other two were outfielders.

He was a longtime Chicago Cubs coach and served as the team's interim manager for one game in 1944.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1928 Bisbee Bees Arizona State League 37-31 2nd none none
1929 Bisbee Bees Arizona State League 60-30 1st none Lost League Finals
1930 Bisbee Bees Arizona State League 60-45 1st none League Champs
1931 Bisbee Bees Arizona-Texas League 63-68 4th none Lost League Finals
1932 Bisbee Bees Arizona-Texas League 50-49 2nd none League disbanded July 24
1934 Ponca City Angels Western Association 73-61 2nd Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
1940 Tulsa Oilers Texas League 76-82 5th Chicago Cubs
1941 Tulsa Oilers Texas League 86-66 2nd Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
1942 Tulsa Oilers Texas League 76-75 6th Chicago Cubs
1943 Lockport Cubs PONY League 65-45 1st Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1944 Chicago Cubs National League 0-1 -- Chicago Cubs interim between Jimmie Wilson (1-9) and Charlie Grimm on May 3

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