Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 KEN JOHNSON CAREER CAPPER

Here’s a “missing” 1970 career-capper for pitcher Ken Johnson, the very same guy who I profiled in my “Turn Back the Clock” thread for being the first to LOSE an official 9-inning no-hitter while a member of the Houston Colt .45’s:


Johnson was wrapping up a nice 13-year Major League career in 1970, and appeared in 30 games during the 1969 season, split between three teams: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and finally the Chicago Cubs.
 He finished with a 2-5 record along with a 3.89 earned run average over 74 innings, including a couple of saves.
He was a solid starter during the 1960’s, lost no-hitter aside, posting six 10+ game-winning seasons with a high of 16 in 1965, all for lower-tiered teams, with a couple of sub-3.00 ERA years thrown in.
He would finish with a 91-106 career record with a 3.46 ERA over 334 games with 1042 strikeouts in 1737.1 innings.

3 comments:

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  2. nice card !!! well done next card bob johnson mets IF

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  3. I'm amazed that you found a Cubs pic of him even though he only pitched nine games for them. "Not quite missing" candidate for a 1971 card as an Expo (3 appearances in '70).

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