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Full Name: John Leonard Hopp Primary Position: OF,1B
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/170 First Game: September 18, 1939
Birthdate: July 18, 1916 Final Game: September 27, 1952
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska MLB Experience: 14 years
Died: June 1, 2003
Deathplace: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Johnny Hopp (John Leonard Hopp) was born on July 18, 1916 in Hastings, Nebraska. He made his Major League debut on September 18, 1939 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1940, his rookie year, he hit .270 with 1 home run and 14 RBI. Hopp played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 14 year career.

Most people believe that Johnny Hopp's best season was 1944, when he hit for a .336 average and knocked in 72 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1939 STL N 6 4 1 2 0 2 .500 .600 .750 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1940 STL N 80 152 24 41 1 14 .270 .315 .388 7 4 9 21 1 1 3 0 4
1941 STL N 134 445 83 135 4 50 .303 .378 .436 25 11 50 63 3 11 15 0 5
1942 STL N 95 314 41 81 3 37 .258 .334 .382 16 7 36 40 0 4 14 0 0
1943 STL N 91 241 33 54 2 25 .224 .297 .307 10 2 24 22 1 6 8 0 2
1944 STL N 139 527 106 177 11 72 .336 .404 .499 35 9 58 47 2 4 15 0 6
1945 STL N 124 446 67 129 3 44 .289 .363 .395 22 8 49 24 3 7 14 0 4
1946 BOS N 129 445 71 148 3 48 .333 .386 .440 23 8 34 34 5 8 21 0 7
1947 BOS N 134 430 74 124 2 32 .288 .376 .358 20 2 58 30 2 12 13 0 8
1948 PIT N 120 392 64 109 1 31 .278 .345 .385 15 12 40 25 0 3 5 0 7
1949 PIT N 20 55 5 12 0 3 .218 .306 .309 3 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 1
1949 PIT N 85 316 50 106 5 36 .335 .393 .443 11 4 30 26 0 3 9 0 6
1949 BRO N 8 14 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1949 TOT N 113 385 55 118 5 39 .306 .367 .408 14 5 37 32 0 3 9 0 7
1950 PIT N 106 318 51 108 8 47 .340 .420 .522 24 5 43 17 1 0 7 0 7
1950 NY A 19 27 9 9 1 8 .333 .486 .593 2 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 1
1950 Total 125 345 60 117 9 55 .339 .426 .528 26 6 51 18 1 0 7 0 8
1951 NY A 46 63 10 13 2 4 .206 .306 .317 1 0 9 11 0 1 2 0 0
1952 NY A 15 25 4 4 0 2 .160 .250 .160 0 0 2 3 1 0 2 0 1
1952 DET A 42 46 5 10 0 3 .217 .308 .239 1 0 6 7 0 1 0 0 1
1952 TOT A 57 71 9 14 0 5 .197 .287 .211 1 0 8 10 1 1 2 0 2
Total NL 1271 4099 670 1226 43 441 .299 .369 .418 212 73 439 356 18 59 124 0 57
Total AL 122 161 28 36 3 17 .224 .332 .317 4 1 25 22 1 2 4 0 3
Total 1393 4260 698 1262 46 458 .296 .368 .414 216 74 464 378 19 61 128 0 60

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1939 STL N 1B 2 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1940 STL N OF 39 0 0 86 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1940 STL N 1B 10 0 0 43 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1941 STL N 1B 39 0 0 329 17 4 23 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1941 STL N OF 91 0 0 213 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1942 STL N 1B 88 0 0 746 44 14 68 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1943 STL N OF 52 0 0 113 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1943 STL N 1B 27 0 0 173 16 6 13 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1944 STL N 1B 6 0 0 36 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1944 STL N OF 131 0 0 316 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .997
1945 STL N OF 104 0 0 244 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1945 STL N 1B 15 0 0 131 11 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1946 BOS N 1B 68 0 0 535 42 11 44 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1946 BOS N OF 58 0 0 135 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 BOS N OF 125 0 0 296 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1948 PIT N OF 80 0 0 192 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 PIT N 1B 25 0 0 211 18 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1949 PIT N 1B 6 0 0 49 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1949 PIT N 1B 71 0 0 593 40 4 65 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1949 PIT N OF 9 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 PIT N OF 7 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1949 BRO N OF 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 BRO N 1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 TOT N OF 20 0 0 39 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1949 TOT N 1B 79 0 0 643 45 7 69 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1949 TOT N RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1949 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1950 PIT N OF 7 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 PIT N 1B 70 0 0 534 32 6 61 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1950 NY A 1B 12 0 0 38 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 NY A OF 6 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 Total 1B 82 0 0 572 34 6 62 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1950 Total LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1950 Total OF 13 0 0 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1951 NY A 1B 25 0 0 121 5 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1952 NY A 1B 12 0 0 52 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 DET A 1B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 DET A OF 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 TOT A 1B 13 0 0 53 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 479 0 0 3599 243 53 334 0 0 0 0 0 .986
Total OF 717 0 0 1664 24 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 .985

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by St. Louis Cardinals (1936).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Boston Braves in exchange for Eddie Joost and $40000 (February 5, 1946).
  • Traded by Boston Braves with Danny Murtaugh to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Jim Russell, Bill Salkeld and Al Lyons (November 18, 1947).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with $25000 to Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Marv Rackley (May 18, 1949); trade voided (June 7, 1949).
  • Sold by Pittsburgh Pirates to New York Yankees (September 5, 1950).
  • Released by New York Yankees (May 26, 1952).
  • Signed by Detroit Tigers (June 2, 1952).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (December 17, 1952).

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