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Billy Johnson (baseball)

MLB Player information
NameBilly Johnson
PositionThird baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutApril 22, 1943 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearanceMay 10, 1953 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average.271
Home runs61
Runs batted in487
Teams
* New York Yankees (1943 1951) * St. Louis Cardinals (1951 1953)

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William Russell Johnson was a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees in the 1940s and later with the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson was born in Montclair, New Jersey on August 30, 1918.

He debuted in 1943. He had an impressive rookie season which earned him 4th place in American League MVP voting. After missing two years for wartime service, he returned to spend the next five seasons as a regular third baseman. Johnson was named an All-Star in 1947, and was a part of four championship teams in his six seasons as a regular. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1951 to allow Gil McDougald, a hot prospect for the Yankees, to play his position full time. He served as the Cards' third baseman for two years before retiring during the 1953 season.

Johnson shares two significant coincidences with other major leaguers:

* He was born on the same day as Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

* He is the first of two unrelated players named, precisely, "William Russell Johnson" to play in the majors - and both he and Russ Johnson spent time with the Yankees.

In later years he worked as a shipping supervisor in Augusta, Georgia. He died on June 20, 2006.



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New York Yankees 1943 World Series Champions

1 Frankie Crosetti * 2 Snuffy Stirnweiss * 3 Bud Metheny * 5 Nick Etten * 6 Joe Gordon * 7 Billy Johnson * 8 Bill Dickey * 9 Charlie Keller * 10 Roy Weatherly * 15 Hank Borowy * 16 Tuck Stainback * 18 Johnny Lindell * 19 Johnny Murphy * 20 Tiny Bonham * 21 Spud Chandler * 22 Marius Russo
Manager Joe McCarthy
Coaches: 31 Art Fletcher * 32 Earle Combs * 33 Johnny Schulte

New York Yankees 1947 World Series Champions

1 Snuffy Stirnweiss * 3 Allie Clark * 5 Joe DiMaggio * 6 Bobby Brown * 8 Aaron Robinson * 10 Phil Rizzuto * 11 Joe Page * 14 Lonny Frey * 15 Tommy Henrich * 16 Bill Bevens * 20 Spec Shea * 21 Spud Chandler * 22 Allie Reynolds * 24 Billy Johnson * 27 Johnny Lindell * 29 Sherm Lollar * 34 Bobo Newsom * 35 Yogi Berra * 36 Jack Phillips * 38 Karl Drews * 42 Butch Wensloff * 43 Vic Raschi * 50 Ralph Houk * 51 George McQuinn
Manager 37 Bucky Harris
Coahes: 2 Frankie Crosetti * 7 Chuck Dressen * 31 Red Corriden * 33 Johnny Schulte

New York Yankees 1949 World Series Champions

1 Snuffy Stirnweiss * 5 Joe DiMaggio * 6 Bobby Brown * 7 Cliff Mapes * 8 Yogi Berra * 10 Phil Rizzuto * 11 Joe Page * 14 Gene Woodling * 15 Tommy Henrich * 17 Vic Raschi * 22 Allie Reynolds * 24 Billy Johnson * 25 Hank Bauer * 27 Johnny Lindell * 28 Tommy Byrne * 29 Charlie Silvera * 30 Ed Lopat * 36 Johnny Mize * 38 Gus Niarhos * 42 Jerry Coleman
Manager 37 Casey Stengel
Coaches: 2 Frankie Crosetti * 31 Jim Turner * 33 Bill Dickey

New York Yankees 1950 World Series Champions

5 Joe DiMaggio * 6 Bobby Brown * 7 Cliff Mapes * 8 Yogi Berra * 10 Phil Rizzuto * 14 Gene Woodling * 17 Vic Raschi * 19 Whitey Ford * 22 Allie Reynolds * 24 Billy Johnson * 25 Hank Bauer * 26 Tom Ferrick * 29 Charlie Silvera * 30 Ed Lopat * 36 Johnny Mize * 38 Johnny Hopp * 40 Jackie Jensen * 41 Joe Collins * 42 Jerry Coleman * 52 Tom Morgan
Manager 37 Casey Stengel
Coaches: 2 Frankie Crosetti * 31 Jim Turner * 33 Bill Dickey



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